Moving ELs Forward on the ELA EOC

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When & Where:

February 11, 2020


Harlingen Convention Center 

701 Harlingen Heights Drive 

Harlingen, TX 78552 

What it is:

This workshop outlines simple steps that will make both the essay writing and multiple choice portions of the EOC assessment less threatening. Participants will explore approaches for secondary ESL and ELA teachers to scaffold instruction and to boost students’ performance on both parts of the EOC. The workshop includes an opportunity to examine the required elements of the essays and learn how to help students incorporate these elements into their writing, as well as specific strategies for improving reading comprehension and responding to multiple choice items on the assessment. As a culminating activity, we will dissect two essays and analyze specific attributes that helped intermediate English learners earn the perfect score.   


Participants will receive a resource that includes items such as: 

  • Sample Persuasive or Expository Writing Unit with 8 lessons 
  • Sample Graphic organizers, sentence stems, and paragraph frames 
  • Sample Color-coding and revision activities