ELL-U Virtual Communities of Practice for ESOL Instructors

New! Working with Emergent Readers Club is now available.     Join the Club today!

 ELL-U Clubs are virtual spaces where members form a community to facilitate professional learning and development around a specific topic. The Working with Emergent Readers Club allows new and experienced teachers working with English language learners in the beginning stages of acquiring print literacy the opportunity to share ideas and resources. Members of this club can participate in topical activities, such as book groups, field trips, shared teaching ideas, and Learning Plans.

 Upcoming Working with Emergent Readers Club activities to participate in:

 Book Group 

January 14, 2013 through April 5, 2013

Current Selection: Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook
by Bow Valley College. (2009).

Engage in a discussion with other club members on a pivotal work on the topic of working with emergent readers! The reading selection is available for free as a downloadable document. Every two weeks a new reading section is scheduled for moderated discussion, join at any time!


Field Trip 

January 28, 2013 through February 8, 2013

New American Horizons: Teaching ESL to Adults – Classroom Approaches in Action

In this field trip participants will watch a video in which a teacher uses a Whole-Part-Whole approach with her adult literacy students and then discuss it with other club members.

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 The ELL-U Team