Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction, K-6 (RALLI)

Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards and California ELD Standards

RALLI is a professional development institute designed to provide teachers with the tools and skills necessary to analyze the academic language and literacy demands of complex literary and informational texts. 

RALLI also supports teachers in designing effective instruction to help their students make meaning from complex grade-level text, whether read aloud to them or read by them with instructional support, and to use evidence from the text to demonstrate comprehension. 

RALLI core routines include both content and language objectives, following a general sequence for before, during, and after reading.

Scheduled RALLI Training at Cal Lutheran

Fall 2017 RALLI Training Dates

Day 1: September 26, 2017

Day 2: November 2, 2017

Day 3: November 29, 2017

Download Fall 2017 Flyer/Registration Form

Spring 2018 RALLI Training Dates 

Please see important date changes below

Day 1: February 1, 2018      January 30, 2018*

Day 2: February 27, 2018    February 13, 2018*

Day 3: March 22, 2018         February 27, 2018**

*Days 1 and 2 will take place at Ventura County Office of Education

**Day 3 will occur at California Lutheran University

Download Spring 2018 Flyer/Registration Form

Attendance is required for all three days of the training. Each school must register a team of at least 2 teachers.  Teams should share the same grade level to collaborate on grade level lesson planning.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Reserve your spot by registering early!


What are the Participant Outcomes for RALLI Institutes?

  • Understand what it means to be a literate person in the 21st century, as defined by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
  • Become familiar with a comprehensive literacy framework that identifies the specific components causing challenges for students
  • Learn how to effectively integrate academic language and literacy instruction throughout the instructional day using grade-level literature and subject matter text
  • Learn to implement instructional strategies and routines to help make complex text more accessible, increase students' use of academic language, and improve motivation and engagement
  • Apply the basic components of backward design and text and task analysis
  • Understand why students need explicit instruction in English syntax, grammar, and vocabulary to participate in academic genres, both oral and written
  • Learn strategies for differentiation to facilitate access for English learners across levels of English language proficiency
  • Implement a model for sustained teacher collaboration and grade level teams to support implementation of strategies and routines learned in the institute

How Does RALLI Meet the Needs of English Learners?

CRLP has a long history of providing professional development helping teachers to meet the needs of English learners.  Our highly qualified teachers leaders understand the everyday challenges of providing the kinds of instructional support EL students need in order to attain the level of academic English required for successful subject matter learning in school. 

RALLI core routines focus on how to make dense, complex text accessible to all students, including an emphasis on linguistic support-on unpacking the words and the structures of sentences and text.