Classroom Supports → English Language Learners

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

This photo and video-content driven website contains professional learning for educators teaching in the Kindergarten context. Topics include observation of children, mathematics, conversations, and classroom tours.

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

This blog shares the learning journey of educators like you who are living the heart and art of teaching and learning with students. Teachers share their advice on classroom layout, building inclusion, classroom management, report cards and much more!

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

English Language Learners

A collection of print resources to help you design a support framework for your ELL students.
ELL Print Resources

Capacity Building Series

A selection of articles from the Capacity Building Series, a production by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat to support leadership and instructional effectiveness in Ontario schools.
Writing to Learn
Supporting Numeracy
Getting Started with Student Inquiry
Inquiry-based Learning
Teaching and Learning in the Core French Classroom
Canadian-born English Language Learners
Asking Effective Questions

ELL Strategies and Supports

This documents contains an extensive list of strategies which can be used to assist ELLs in learning the Ontario curriculum.

ELL Supports

Teacher Tube

This site, based upon a similar model as YouTube, features teacher-created curriculum-related or teaching videos, links to partner and subject channels and specialty groups. It requires a free sign up.

Teacher Tube

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten

The document examines strategies for supporting English language learners in Kindergarten.

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten

English Language Learner Initial Assessment of Reading and Writing

This document is a suggested sequence that can be used to assess the readiness level of English Language Learners.

ELL Initial Assessment of Reading and Writing

Supporting English Language Learners With Limited Prior Schooling

The increasing diversity in Ontario schools presents an array of challenges and opportunities to educators. This resource attempts to demystify some of the challenges, and highlight strategies that educators may use to create possibilities and opportunities for English language learners with limited prior schooling.

Supporting English Language Learners With Limited Prior Schooling

Many Roots, Many Voices

Many Roots, Many Voices is designed to support teachers, principals, and other education professionals at the elementary and secondary levels in working effectively with English language learners. In it, you will find a rich source of practices and strategies that can be put to immediate use in the school and the classroom. You will also find an in-depth exploration of the English language learner, and an annotated list of references and resources for further reading and study.

Many Roots, Many Voices