Leveraging Language and Conversation in Modules

Focus Area: EL Education

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Planning

Available July 2024


The EL Curriculum is designed to support all students to build language and to have opportunities to engage in academic conversations. The EL Language Dives empower students to analyze, understand, and use the language of academic sentences and Conversation Cues are questions that teachers can ask to promote productive and equitable conversation. In this workshop, participants will understand the purpose of Language Dives and Conversation Cues and see what they look like in action, explore curriculum resources, and plan for an upcoming unit and lesson by implementing Language Dives and Conversation Cues.


I plan for Module lessons based on curriculum supports and student needs.


  • 3 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with Internet access

Learning Experience

  • Define language dives and conversation cues in EL Education
  • Explore an upcoming module, unit, and lesson to identify how language is taught, scaffolded and leveraged
  • Build a plan for implementing conversation cues and language dives in an upcoming unit and lesson