ESL/ELD Companion (Ontario Ministry of Education)


For learning: English

Base language: English


Rating 5.0 (1 WK096)
SF038 77
WK019 1406
Created Dec 22, 2008
Level , Advanced, Elementary, Beginner
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Preface: This ESL/ELD Companion is taken from PART 1. ESL/ELD PROGRAM CONSIDERATIONS of “The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Resource Guide for English As a Second Language and English Literacy Development, 2001” which 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. The complete publication is available on the Ministry of Education’s website at