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Guided Reading

Guided reading videos and resources. 

Live Well Series

April 2016

Making Good Choices - Financial Literacy Series for ELD

December, 2013

The Making Good Choices Financial Literacy Series was created by a project team comprised of ESL/ELD Teachers in Ontario and lead by ERGO.  This project was made possible through generous funding by the Ontario Ministry of Education.  

 

The series is comprised of a several levelled texts created for ELLs in ELD Programs. The texts are intended to teach both emergent literacy skills and foundational numeracy skills.  Each levelled text is accompanied by a guided reading lesson plan, running record, and other supporting resources.

English Language Learners: School-Based Considerations Prior to Referral for Psychological Assessment

Revised 2011

This protocol was developed by members of ERGO to assist school boards with the implementation of Section 2.3.3 of English Language Learners: ESL/ELD Programs and Services: Policies and Procedures for Ontario Elementary and Secondary Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12. This sections states that “School boards will develop a protocol for identifying English language learners who may also have special education needs.” The process outlined should be used when there are concerns about the progress of an English language learner.

ERGO Initial Language Assessment - Elementary

2002

This Initial Assessment Tool was developed by a committee of ERGO members.  It was originally offered for free to ERGO members and for a nominal fee to other institutions.  THIS ASSESSMENT TOOL IS CURRENTLY BEING PHASED OUT in school board districts in Ontario and replaced by the newer STEP Initial Assessment Tools avilable from the Ontario Ministry of Education (See www.EDUGains.ca).

 

The purpose of this initial assessment is to obtain information about the student’s educational background and to determine the level of proficiency in English in order to provide appropriate programming. Descriptors from the four stages of Language Acquisition are used to make this determination.

ERGO Initial Language Assessment - Secondary

2002

This Initial Assessment Tool was developed by a committee of ERGO members.  It was originally offered for free to ERGO members and for a nominal fee to other institutions.  THIS ASSESSMENT TOOL IS CURRENTLY BEING PHASED OUT in school board districts in Ontario and replaced by the newer STEP Initial Assessment Tools.

 

The purpose of this initial assessment is to obtain information about the student’s educational background and to determine the level of proficiency in English in order to provide appropriate programming. Descriptors from the four stages of Language Acquisition are used to make this determination

ERGO Provision of First Language/Bilingual Assessment

May, 2002

The use of standardized tests of academic achievement with students from linguistically- and ethnoculturally-diverse backgrounds may be problematic. These tests are known to be culturally and linguistically biased in favour of English speaking, middle/upper class students of North American background. They may have limited validity when used to assess students who are not proficient in English. The provision of first language/bilingual assessments can help prevent erroneous assessment and placement of students who have a language other than Standard Canadian English.

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