A Look at Learning

The purpose of A Look at Learning is to maximize English learners' achievement by

  • Enabling teachers, coaches, and administrators to understand key features of English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) settings.
  • Providing a system to promote teachers' implementation of research-based practices.
  • Promoting teacher efficacy through self-reflection.

Research Basis and Core Components

A.L.L. is a comprehensive system comprised of 17 core components that are based on current research on instruction for English learners and in the field of Implementation Science. A central feature of A.L.L. is the research-based Guide to Observation of ELD and SDAIE Settings.

Who Benefits?

  • Teachers of English Learners
  • Site and District Administrators
  • Coaches
  • New Teacher Support Providers
  • Teachers on Special Assignment
  • English Learners


  • ELD Observation Summary Form
  • SDAIE Observation Summary Form
  • Lesson Planning Guide
  • Lesson Reflection Guide
  • Videos of Classroom Instruction for Each Focus Area