With the Language Log, students follow a comprehensive thinking-, content-, and skills-based curriculum. They discuss nine Big Questions a year, exploring fiction and non-fiction sources, and learn explicit grammar and vocabulary in a methodical, competency-based CEFR approach to the four skills.
This vibrant reading program equips students to become stronger readers by developing reading strategies, and building students’ awareness of literary and author techniques, giving them a collection of skills to increase overall comprehension and encourage critical thinking.
This step-by-step guide to how vocabulary and grammar work follows a solid language curriculum based on the CEFR. You can use the Vocabulary and Grammar Log, which mirrors the Language Log, to extend the core language program, making Compass more structural than literacy-based.
The scaffolded writing program in this Log covers US Common Core writing strategies following a detailed process writing approach. Students learn about and produce a wide range of age- and level-appropriate texts in different genres, through guided writing tasks with a Model Text.