Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction (RALLI)

What Is RALLI?

RALLI is designed to provide teachers with the tools and skills necessary to analyze the academic language and literacy demands of complex literary and informational texts and materials. RALLI 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 their comprehension. Lesson planning includes both content and language objectives and follows a general sequence for before, during, and after reading.


  • RALLI provides elementary school teachers with proven instructional routines for before, during, and after reading of complex text.

  • RALLI offers strategies for scaffolding reading and academic language for students, especially English learners.

  • RALLI routines serve to promote development of independent reading when students apply the routines as they read independently and are more aware of comprehension monitoring, text structures, academic vocabulary, and organizing texts for different purposes.

How Does RALLI Meet the Needs of English Learners?

CRLP has a longstanding tradition of providing professional development that helps teachers meet the needs of English Learners. Our teacher leaders understand the everyday challenges of providing rigorous academic language and literacy instruction for English Learners. RALLI routines focus on how to make complex academic text accessible to all students, with a particular emphasis on English Learners.

CRLP Signature Professional Learning Programs meets criteria for professional learning in LCFF, and ESEA’s High-Quality Professional Development for Title I, III, V and VII, Part A; and for Title II, Part A and B.
I learned the importance of following a routine for reading instruction that provides background knowledge and motivation for reading complex text
2nd Grade Teacher, San Francisco Unified School District