Language Objectives

SIOP recommends having each lessons Content & Language Objectives displayed for your students to see throughout the lesson.

READ/DOWNLOAD this alphabetical list of Sample Verbs/Statements for Language Objectives


They help teachers focus on the development of linguistic and content skills which benefits Language learners. They can be applied to various subject material and content areas to create language-rich environments.


You should read the Language Objective before the lesson, or as part of the introduction, and then review them again towards the end of your lesson.


Read Kristen’s blog post, “I can…” statements for pictures and models of her classroom. You could use BC’s new Communication Competency “I can” statements.