English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development - A Resource Guide

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Link: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/esl18.pdf
Org: Ontario Ministry of Education
Date: 2008

This guide describes programs and procedures that support students who are from countries or communities in which standard Canadian English is not the primary language of communication and who may have difficulty meeting the expectations of the Ontario curriculum because of their lack of proficiency in English.

Teachers should use this resource guide in conjunction with the various curriculum policy documents that make up the Ontario curriculum for Grades 1 to 8.The guide has been designed to help schools and classroom teachers provide the accommodations and modifications that will enable students from a variety of linguistic, ethnocultural, and educational backgrounds to participate as quickly and as fully as possible in all program areas and to achieve the expectations of the Ontario curriculum.

Main sections of the guide include:

Part 1. ESL/ELD program considerations

  • Stages of Second-Language Acquisition and Literacy Development
  • The Role of the School:Establishing School-Wide Supports for ESL and ELD Students
  • The Role of the Classroom Teacher and the ESL/ELD Teacher
  • The Role of Parents
  • Assessment,Evaluation,and Reporting

Part 2. Descriptions of skills at the four stages of second-language acquisition and literacy development

  • Stages of Second-Language Acquisition for ESL Students
  • Stages of Second-Language Acquisition and Literacy Development for ELD Students

Part 3. Sample adaptations and modifications for selected teaching units

  • Grade 1, Social Studies
  • Grade 2, Science and Technology
  • Grade 3, Language
  • Grade 4, Mathematics
  • Grade 5, Science and Technology
  • Grade 6, Social Studies
  • Grade 7, History
  • Grade 7, Geography
  • Grade 8, Science and Technology
  • Grade 8, Language

Format: This guide is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format [493K, 126 pages].

Language: English