Classroom practices

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Theme Unit and Lesson Planning Guide ESL Literacy, Classroom practices

Effective theme teaching requires planning and intentional instruction. The purpose of this tool is to help instructors understand how components of a thematic unit are tied together and plan effective thematic units.

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Supporting ESL Literacy Learners ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Program development

Successful ESL literacy programs are sensitive to learners’ barriers and recognize that learners need support. This tool provides information on the ways a program and instructors can support and empower learners.

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Strategies for Teaching Adult Refugees in the ELL Classroom Classroom practices

This tool is designed for ELL practitioners working with refugee learners and includes:

  • information on the impact of trauma on learning
  • tips for creating a supportive and safe classroom environment
  • effective teaching strategies and approaches suitable for different levels and groups of learners
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Process of Strategy Instruction ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Reading

Literacy strategies are the methods that learners use to help them read, write and spell effectively. The purpose of this tool is to help instructors provide explicit and focused strategy instruction.

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Portfolio Planning and Implementation ESL Literacy, Classroom practices

A portfolio is a systematic and purposeful collection of learners’ work that demonstrates achievement of learning outcomes over time. This tool supports instructors in planning effectively for portfolio assessment.

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Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Program development

This practical handbook outlines promising practices in program considerations, strategies for the classroom and four different levels of ESL literacy.

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Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework ESL Literacy, Curriculum, Program development, Classroom practices

Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework provides information, guidance and structure to help you develop a curriculum that is responsive to the needs of learners in adult ESL literacy programs. 

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Guiding Principles for Teaching ESL Literacy Learners ESL Literacy, Classroom practices, Program development

Twelve guiding principles for working with ESL literacy learners. The strategies reflect the diversity of this group and ensure that learners with interrupted formal education (LIFE) learn in an environment that encourages them to succeed.

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