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Search this comprehensive Toolbox for resources that support ESL literacy in Alberta. Whether you are an ESL literacy program provider or instructor, the materials and information in the Toolbox will inform your decision making and instruction.
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|Tool Box||Reading Profiles||Learning Outcomes||
This reading profile provides a general summary of reading conditions and proficiencies from Phases I-III, according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners.
|Tool Box||Writing Profiles||Learning Outcomes||
This writing profile provides a general summary of writing conditions and proficiencies from Phases I-III, according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners.
|Tool Box||Reading Outcomes||Learning Outcomes||
The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework breaks key reading skills into developmental steps, called proficiency descriptors. Each outcome aligns with the descriptors in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners, from Foundation through Phase III Adequate.
|Tool Box||Writing Outcomes||Learning Outcomes||
The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework breaks key writing skills into developmental steps, called proficiency descriptors. Each outcome aligns with the descriptors in the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners, from Foundation through Phase III Adequate.
|Tool Box||Curriculum Development Guide: Stage 3||Learning Outcomes||
This curriculum development guide summarizes the process outlined in Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes of the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework
|Tool Box||Habits of Mind Outcomes||Learning Outcomes||
The following Habits of Mind outcomes in the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework include life skills, learning strategies and intercultural competencies. The focus is on supporting learners to demonstrate Habits of Mind in Albertan contexts.
|Tool Box||Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework Stage Three: Set Learning Outcomes||Learning Outcomes||
The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework guides users through five main considerations in the process of curriculum development. The focus of Stage 3 is on setting learning outcomes.
|Tool Box||Learning Outcomes Database||Learning Outcomes||
The Learning Outcomes Database helps you customize and set learning outcomes for your ESL literacy program and classroom.
|External Link||Conversations for Change: An Overview of Services for Immigrant Children & Youth in Calgary||Immigrant Youth||
The purpose of this document is to gain an understanding of the services being provided to immigrant children and youth in order to improve overall services. Published in 2004.
|External Link||All Kids Have Dreams: Immigrant Youth in Greater Forest Lawn||Immigrant Youth||
All Kids Have Dreams is one of the outcomes of the Youth Matters Multicultural Project launched in Calgary by Aspen Family and Community Network Society.
|External Link||Immigrant Youth and Crime: Stakeholder perspectives on risks and protective factors||Immigrant Youth||
This article reports on the risk and protective factors that are perceived by key stakeholders to influence immigrant youths who eventually become involved in crime, gangs and violence in Edmonton, Canada. Published in 2009.
|External Link||Immigrant Children and Youth in Focus||Immigrant Youth||
This article examines the needs of immigrant children and youth, discusses the challenges in services for this group and outlines opportunities for policy and service development.
|External Link||Immigrant Youth in B.C.||Immigrant Youth||
This fact sheet provides statistical information on immigrant and temporary resident youth in B.C. Published in 2010.
|External Link||English as a Second Language Education: Context, Current Responses and Recommendations for New Directions||Immigrant Youth||
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.
|Tool Box||Helping Immigrant Youth Reach Their Potential through Successful Transitioning Into Adult Learning||Immigrant Youth||
This research project conducted at Bow Valley College investigated how to effectively help immigrant youth with limited literacy skills better adjust to the adult learning context.