Adolescent Literacy Model (ALM) is a comprehensive literacy approach designed for middle and high school classrooms as a way to integrate literacy in all content areas. CTL focuses on these five subdomains:

1) Academic dialogue
2) Vocabulary
3) Reading comprehension
4) Writing to learn
5) Writing to demonstrate learning

Through professional learning and personalized coaching, educators learn ways to improve student engagement, content knowledge, and collaboration through rigorous instruction using ALM tools and structures. These include instructional strategies that are to be intentionally selected to align with academic purposes.  ALM’s approach also encourages schools to develop a literacy leadership team that encompasses teachers from a variety of content areas.