VALRC ESOL Beginning Literacy Webinar Series: Using the Language Experience Approach to Integrate the Components of Reading
March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you work with adult ESOL learners who are building their literacy skills? Are you looking for an engaging and asset-based approach to ESOL beginning literacy instruction that allows for the integration of all four components of reading?
This webinar will present strategies for utilizing the language experience approach (LEA) in the ESOL educational setting as a strategy for integrating all four components of reading–alphabetics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension–into instruction. We will discuss LEA, walk through the steps of implementing it, and look at strategies for using the student-generated text for activities related to all four components of reading. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of the language experience approach, how it benefits ESOL beginning literacy instruction, and strategies for implementing this strategy in the adult ESOL classroom. The resources will include options for ESOL beginning literacy curricula and supplemental materials.