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We are excited to share with you our latest achievement. The PLUSS Framework (Sanford, Brown & Turner, 2012) was created to enhance existing instructional and intervention programs with linguistic and cultural supports for EL students (ELs). PLUSS is a synthesis of research-based practices for ELs and consists of the following components: Pre-teach critical vocabulary and prime background knowledge, Language modeling and opportunities for practice, Using visuals and graphic organizers, Systematic and explicit instruction, and Strategic use of native language and teaching for transfer. This framework is user-friendly and easily applicable across any language of instruction and in both large and small group settings.