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Millar esl literacy network 2011


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  • 1. An Introduction to the ESL Literacy Network
    Valerie Millar
    Sept. 2011
  • 2. LESLLA learners are adults who are learning to speak English at the same time as they are learning to read and write for the first time.
    They are not yet able to use reading to learn and are, instead, trying to learn to read what they know orally.
  • 3. Introducing the ESL Literacy Network
    The ESL Literacy Network is a website for ESL literacy practitioners to explore best practices, teaching techniques, and curriculum development. It is a place to find classroom ideas and resources.
  • 4.
  • 5. You will find:
    • Background information on ESL literacy
    • 6. Resources for program providers
    • 7. best practices, curriculum framework
    • 8. Resources for instructors
    • 9. ESL literacy readers
    • 10. Videos on teaching techniques
    • 11. Professional Development resources
    • 12. Links to external ESL literacy resources
    • 13. BVC published resources
    Introducing the ESL Literacy Network
  • 14. Introducing Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework
    The ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework:
    • provides information, guidance and a structure that guides ESL literacy practitioners through a process of curriculum development
    • 15. addresses curriculum development from both programming and instructional perspectives
  • Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework
    Outlines a process for curriculum development in 5 stages:
    Stage 1: Understand Needs
    Stage 2: Determine Focus
    Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes
    Stage 4: Integrate Assessment
    Stage 5: Demonstrate Accountability
  • 16. Each Stage
    Background information & theory
    Program principles (for programmers)
    Classroom concept (for teachers)
    Is supported by…
    Resources available on the ESL Literacy Network
  • 17. Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes
    Key Elements:
    Classroom guidelines for teaching learning outcomes
    • Theme teaching
    • 18. Explicit strategy instruction
    • 19. Learning outcomes in 4 strands
    • 20. Reading
    • 21. Writing
    • 22. Literacy strategies
    • 23. Habits of mind
  • Teaching Outcomes
  • 24. Learning Outcomes Database
    tool to help you plan your outcomes
    printable so you can review it
    easy to modify
    customized for your class/program
    Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes
  • 25. Stage 3: Set Learning Outcomes:Learning Outcomes Database
  • 26. Stage 4: Integrate Assessment
    ESL Literacy Network:
    How to develop placement assessments
    Model, methods and samples of classroom assessment
    Outlines approach for portfolio assessment:
  • Stage 4: Integrate Assessment Sample
  • 30. Professional Development: Use the Blog to:
    learn new teaching ideas
    connect with practitioners to share ideas
    join the online reading circle to find out about current research, theory and resources
  • 31. Thank you!
    I hope you explore the ESL Literacy Network and use the many samples available.
    Contact information:
    Val Millar
    Diane Hardy
    Shelagh Lenon