BoardLanguage is a daily standards based preview and review strategy that uses whole class choral response to cover the content for Written and Oral Language Conventions Standards and some Word Analysis Standards at a particular grade level. BoardLanguage was created by Napa Valley Unified teachers who found BoardMath very effective and wondered if there was a way to teach language standards using the same or similar strategy.
It is a quick paced activity requiring around 15 to 20 minutes daily. It is an oral review strategy, not a paper pencil one. Board Language stresses whole group choral response in much the same way that BoardMath does. It is not the same as daily oral language.
BoardLanguage is not meant to replace the core curriculum. BoardLanguage reinforces or previews concepts that have been or will be directly taught in the core curriculum. BoardLanguage offers the repetition that helps students learn grade level standards in a broad sense.