Understanding The Needs of English Learners and Emergent Readers 

This training will help participants understand and apply their knowledge of the process of language acquisition using strategies needed to teach second language learners and emergent readers. Writing objectives that are Student-Centered leads to students reaching mastery of the lesson objectives. Participants will understand what makes lessons more effective by writing objectives that are used in second language acquisition and that are based on ELPS "English Language Proficiency Standards". Participants will increase lesson effectiveness through the use of hands-on practice to write Student-Centered objectives.

Created by

Julia Chapa M. Ed.

Julia Chapa has served English learners as a bilingual and ESL teacher in Texas for over 20 years. She has experience providing accommodated, sequenced and scaffolded instruction for second language learners resulting in outstanding student achievement. She has served as a member of multiple Student Assessment Committees for TEA (Texas Education Agency) representing several school districts in Texas. Julia Chapa understands English learners and the process of second language acquisition, and she has always been an advocate for teachers and students.