A brief overview to learn more about this new resource that includes many strategies to students of diverse background focussed around essential questions and answers. Many students scenarios come from Ontario schools and educators. Paula Markus is a former ERGO member and ESL/ELD Program Coordinator at the TDSB. We loved onnecting with these 3 experienced authors to learn more about their book and the others who who we were able to join in the conversation.
Watch the recording - June 2021
Learn about supporting students with limited prior schooling (LPS) or also known as students with limited or interupted formal education (SLIFE) with Helaine Marshall.
Ontario teachers are invited to join us for a brief overview of the Pearson Big Ideas series for ELLs. This series includes adapted texts for junior/intermediate/senior students beginning to learn to read. The science and social studies topics are based on the Ontario curriculum for grades 4-6. This session is intended as awareness and not as an endorsement of the Pearson products.
Watch brief overview of the Big Ideas Series from Pearson Canada (hard copy and digital) - May 2021
Learn about Oxford's resources that may be useful for ELLs in junior/intermediate/senior grades in Ontario schools. A brief overview of the Bookworms, Dominoes and Read and Discover series. This session is intended as awareness and not as an endorsement of the Oxford products.
Click here to purchase the Oxford Picture Dictionary on RedShelf.com
Click here for our Graded Reader Catalogue
Click here for sample pages for the following graded reader series (click on the green “look inside” button):
Watch the brief overview of Oxford Canada resources - April 2021
Learn about the Scholastic Talk About Series of levelled non-fiction readers intended for ELLs in Ontario schools. The Talk About series includes activites teachers can use to extend the conversations and learning. The topics focus on vocabulary and information about the world around us and connect to the science curriculum. Teachers are invited to join us for a brief overview of this non-fiction series intended for students learning English in grades 3-12. This session is intended as awareness and not as an endorsement of Scholastic products.
Watch the brief overview of the Talk About Series - March 2021
Lead by: Carrie Mage (WCDSB) and Sharon Newmaster (WDSB)
Thank you to all the ERGO members who joined this book club!
Named one of Time Magazine's Must-Read Books of 2020 and one of the best books of the month by The New York Times, Salon, Vanity Fair, Bustle, The Millions, and Vogue, and featuring stories that have appeared in Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review, this revelatory book of fiction from O. Henry Award winner Souvankham Thammavongsa establishes her as an essential new voice in Canadian and world literature. Told with compassion and wry humour.
Mom Is In Love With Randy Travis - short story - exceprt from the book
Share your thoughts of and learning from the webinar on Twitter using @ERGO.
Esther met with ERGO members on February 19, 2021 to share her tips and strategies (and enthusiam) for engaging and connecting with ELLs in the virtual learning environment.
You can visit Esther's active Twitter, Instagram and website for hands on, easy to use tips and shared templates that are ready to for teachers to use in their own classrooms. Esther has been an inspiration for many Ontario educators in growing their tech skills to provide opportunities to develop English skills while participating in curriculum learning.
May 14, 2020
Tan Huynh, Dr. Katie Toppel & Carol Salva lead a webinar for ERGO leadership. The focus was helping leadership facilitate book studies in our new online environment. Katie Toppel & Tan Huyhn are founders of #ELLchat_BkClub. Carol Salva co-authored Boosting Achievement and leads many online book studies. Tan Huynh's Empowering ELLs website is a valuable resource for ESL/ELD teachers.
January - June 2020
ERGO members participated in this book study lead by Sharon Newmaster (CODE) and Carrie Mage (WCDSB). ERGO members can contact Sharon or Carrie for access to the shared Google Slides that document the shared learning from this book study.