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Constructing Meaning: Explicit Language for Secondary Content Instruction offers teachers the process and the tools to identify specific, content-driven language objectives and design instruction to address those objectives. A backward design approach is fused with the principles of second language acquisition to create student-centered classrooms in which rigorous academic teaching includes explicit language instruction. See for more information.