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|Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students||Online Library||
The Canadian Council on Learning has reviewed the literature devoted to instructional strategies designed to teach literacy skills to ESL learners. This review highlights three important lessons for teaching English literacy skills to ESL/FSL learners.
|Effective Programs for English Language Learners (ELL) with Interrupted Formal Education||Online Library||
This article discusses best practices for teaching literacy to learners with interrupted formal education. It stresses meaningful content and continued oral skills development as a means to enhance learners’ reading and writing skills. Also included in this section is a brief section on the role of vocabulary in numeracy development.
|El Civics for ESL Students||Classroom Resources||
This site has many power points and slide shows to be used in the classroom on many different themes. It is made for an adult audience.
|Engaging English Language Learners with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education||
This 2010 article by H. Marshall, A. DeCapua, and C. Antolini focuses on emergent readers in a high school and the benefits of using the MALP model.
|English as a Second Language Education: Context, Current Responses and Recommendations for New Directions||Online Library||
This document engages governmental, educational and community stakeholders in a learning process through which they will better understand ESL issues. Recommendations on enhancing ESL services in public education are provided. Published in 2001.
|Equipped for the Future||Adult ESL Literacy Directory||
This website provides a wealth of information on adult basic education and English language learning. It has links to five separate subject areas and each section has theory, activities and assessment. The website includes activities that relate to the learner as a citizen, worker, and family member. The activities also make connections to broad essential skills and outcomes. The EFF Standards Wheel has four broad expectations with sixteen specific outcomes within the broader wheel.
|ESL Activities Online||Classroom Resources||
This website offers an extensive range of learning activities. It includes instruction on the use of a mouse, a variety of Canadian- and American-themed stories with comprehension questions, a wide range of grammar and other language-learning activities, and an online version of the Canadian Citizenship Test.
|ESL and Literacy: Finding Common Ground, Serving Learners’ Needs||Online Library||
This literature review looks at the immigrant population in Canada who are not literate in their native language. It also examines the role of placement and assessment tools, professional development for instructors and instructional strategies for the ESL literacy classroom. Published in 2008.
|ESL Library||Classroom Resources||
While the focus of this site is not ESL literacy, there are some materials that can be used for CLB Phase III learners.
|ESL Literacy for Beginners||Classroom Resources||
The activities on this page are designed for ESL literacy learners. Most of the activities involve listening exercises to reinforce vocabulary learned in class.