I have a few questions.
1:Please explain these in plain English.
"Teachers are encouraged to help students comprehend and use the language structures and discourse features found in different subjects and to facilitate students' practice with academic task such as listening to explanations, reading for information, participating in academic discussions, and writing reports. This is a solid foundation on which to incorporate an explicit focus on how language is used in different subject areas to construe particular kinds of meanings."
2:"typically of a cognitive nature" means what?
EQ complements the acronym IQ , which has come to be recognized as signifying academic achievement, typically of a cognitive nature.
3:"Not least a rise in childhood obesity" means what?
"Although southern, rural France remains steadfastly healthy, its more urban neighbors to the north suffer more from eating-related problems.Not least a rise in childhood obesity. We can't point our finger at any one thing."