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This article describes the implementation of the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) with students from four different settings in Boyacá. The implementation of the model was carried out during some reading sessions in order to make students active participants of their learning and to be conscious of the strategies use, such
as, activating prior knowledge, making predictions about the text and checking guesses and predictions. Those strategies are used to facilitate students’ understanding of a text through the implementation of the
Key words: CALLA, reading, learning strategies, instructional model.