Schulze, J. (2015). Academic language, English language learners, and systemic functional linguistics: Connecting theory and practice in teacher education. CATESOL Journal, 27(1), 109–130. In this article, the author discusses the connection between theory and practice in light of common core state standards and second language acquisition. Read pages 109-130.
Lavadenz, M. (2010). From theory to practice for teachers of English learners. CATESOL Journal, 22(1), 18. This article provides a review of the language, learning, and language learning theories and practices for second language teaching. Read pages 18-47.
Tyler, A. (2010). Usage-based approaches to language and their applications to second language learning. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 30, 270. The author of this article examines three major usage-based models—
systemic functional linguistics, discourse functionalism, and cognitive linguistics in relationship to second language acquisition in the classroom. Read pages 270-291.