Table of Contents
A. Background
  • Philosophy
  • Principles of Second Language Acquisition
  • Use of First Language
B. Language Skills Development Guidelines
  • ELL Support Levels 1 to 5
C. Procedures Occurring Throughout the Year
  • District Reception (ongoing all year)
  • Eligibility
  • Welcome and Information
  • Assessment of Language
  • Levels and Matrices
  • Initial Welcome to School for Parents (ongoing all year)
  • Information that the school may provide
  • Form 1701 Ministry Count (September)
  • ESL, French programs, and First Nations Information
  • Disrict ESL Database
  • Ministry Audit
  • Sample Suggested AIP for Elementary Schools
  • Overview of Spring Census assessment (May)
  • Updating the Database
D. Assessment and Reporting
  • Initial Assessment
  • Assessment and Evaluation: Guiding Instruction
  • Reflections on Assessment and ESL
  • Writing Assessment & Oral Assessment Suggestions
  • Oral Kindergarten/Grade One Leveled Oral Samples
  • Guidelines for Preparing Elementary ESL Student Reports
  • Sample Reports and Comments for ESL
  • Annual Instructional Plan (AIP)
  • Formative Assessment
E. Complying With Ministry Requirements
  • Eligilibity
  • Six Pieces of Evidence
F. Best Practices For ELL Instruction
  • Best Practices
  • What the Research Says
  • Suggestions and Resources
G. Planning Your Year Month by Month
  • September - June
H. Strategies and Themes
  • Possible calendar themes
  • Theresa's Mystery Box
I. Supporting the Struggling Learner
  • Considerations when an ESL student is struggling
J. Support Delivery Models
  • Sample delivery models
  • Groupings
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
K. Kindergarten
  • Registration and Reception
  • Supporting ELL in Kindergarten
  • Background on Language Development
  • Purposeful and Meaningful Language
  • Guidelines for Instruction and Support
  • Ministerial Brochures and Links in Multiple Languages
L. Welcoming New ELL Students
  • Suggestions for Creating a Welcoming and Supporting Environment
  • Raising the Profile of Students' languages throughout the school
  • Using the Students' Languages in the Classroom
M. Intercultural Understandings
  • Friendship Clubs
  • Cultural Differences in Behaviour
  • Understanding What Cultural Shock is For the Immigrant Student
N. Communication With Home
  • Suggestions for a Parent Welcome and Information Evening/Afternoon
  • Extending the English Language Learning Experience Beyond School
  • Continuing Education Summer learning
O. Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
  • SWIS
  • Cultural Interpreters
  • Parent Volunteers
  • Translated Documents
  • Appreciation Tea
P. Transitions
  • Exiting ESL
  • Transition from Grade 7 to 8
Q. Resources
  • Professional Resources
  • Print resources in schools
  • Web resources for teachers, parents and students
R. Frequently Asked Questions
S. ELL Organizations and Community Support
  • ELL Organizations
  • Community resources
T. Glossary
U. Appendices
V. Bibliography