Writing Language Objectives

What language do my students need to know in order to complete this academic task?
The answer to this question can come in the form of a language objective for each content area that you teach. Language objectives should not only represent necessary vocabulary and language structure in a lesson but also the function from which they will be used.
Below is an example of reading objectives that teachers may use in the process of working on comprehension:

Content Objective:
Students will begin the process of clarifying a text as they read.

Language Objective:
Students will begin to clarify orally by using the sentence frames:
I needed to clarify the word____________.
I chose to _______ and now I know it means __________.

Hill, J. (2006). Classroom Instruction that Works for English Language Learners. Alexandria, Virginia:Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

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