Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA
More Speaking Practice in English Builds Linguistic Confidence in a California District
When Laguna Beach educator Yadhira Rojas was tasked with evaluating her district's English language program, she made an important discovery: The existing program failed to provide adequate opportunities for the children to speak English. This deficit was causing many children to remain silent in class due to lack of confidence in their English-speaking skills. She implemented Lexia® English and saw such dramatic improvement that her young students who had once remained quiet in school began speaking, sharing, and asking questions in the classroom.