What Are the Activity Guides?

A digital lesson in Speak Agent combines two elements: (1) an ordered set of activities and (2) tailored content such as reading passages, games, vocabulary sets, and visual aids. Each guide describes one of the many activities available in Speak Agent, along with the research-based strategies used in the activity. Research sources may be found in the Learner Variability Navigator.

Learning Model Overview

Each activity addresses a critical part of academic language development:


The INTRO, BUILD, and APPLY tags in each guide show how each activity supports the learning model:


Students gain familiarity with newly introduced concepts through multimodal exposure.

2-buildStudents build comprehension through contextual stories and games.

3-applyStudents apply new knowledge using higher-order thinking by explaining solutions, analyzing claims and errors, and by collaborating with classmates.