ALI@AES Secondary Program

Secondary Program  – Academic Skills for the 21st Century

designed for students ages 12-17; student:teacher ratio of 10:1.


27649220886_7dc637527b_oSecondary students focus on developing their reading comprehension,  writing and oral language skills. ALI@AES follows the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project from Columbia University. ALI@AES Secondary Curriculum includes writing and reading genres such as personal narratives, memoirs, fantasy, expository text, and research based argument/opinion academic essays. The program also utilizes WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) focus on linguistic complexity, vocabulary usage and language control.

ALI Secondary Writing Institute Highlights

  • Research and argument writing skills
  • Goal setting to encourage independence, volume and craft
  • Classroom structures that support inquiry and collaboration

ALI Secondary Reading Institute Highlights

  • Comprehension strategy instruction
  • Teaching interpretation, synthesis and critical reading
  • Supporting cross-textual work in nonfiction
  • Reading across the curriculum.