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SEAL Coaches 

Jill Peterson Staff

Model Description

Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) is a comprehensive and intensive educational model, with emphasis on enriched language and literacy education designed for English Language Learners, starting in preschool and continuing through fifth grade. 

11 High-Leverage Pedagogical Practices of the SEAL Model 

  1. Complex, Academic Vocabulary Development 
  2. Structured Oral Interaction and Academic Discourse 
  3. Exposure to Rich Literature and High-Level Informational Text 
  4. Purposeful, Interactive Read-Alouds
  5. Authentic Writing 
  6. Dramatic Play and Dramatization 
  7. Graphic Organizers and Visuals 
  8. Continuous Checks for Comprehension 
  9. Collaborative Practices and Skills of Teamwork 
  10. Language Development Through Arts Infusion 
  11. The World in the Classroom