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1 Canadian Language Basics
Volume A Heather Davis and Lucy Sanford

2 Download curriculum guidelines listening, speaking, games
Theme Download curriculum guidelines Begin to amass materials for the unit Follow the grammar Guidelines As outlined in the LINC Curriculum Look for ideas for reading, writing, listening, speaking, games and activities.

3 A Typical ESL Instructor

4 Presenting Heather Davis
Graduate Honours English and B.A. Psychology 1977 Ontario Teaching Certificate 1978 (34 years) Employed – Dufferin District School Board, where I taught Grade 8 to 13 English and Guidance. Employed – Durham District School Board, I certified in Adult Education and taught Grade English and Guidance to adults. 1999- I began teaching ESL after certifying. course design Grade 13 Canadian Literature Adults – Canadian Literature, Children’s Literature, Learning Strategies, Career Paths, and Grassroots a computer based grammar course ESL – grade 11 credit course with co-op, LINC 1-8 and ESL 1-8

5 Presenting Lucy Sanford
A Psychology graduate - University of Waterloo 1973 Ontario Teaching Certificate (38 years) Employed - Toronto District School Board, For 25 years I taught children from Kindergarten to grade 9 in both the regular classroom and as an E.S.L. teacher. For the last ten years I’ve been teaching LINC, E.S.L. and ELT to adults with the Durham District School Board. In 1999 I opened the first pre-LINC class and created the program. 

6 Oxford Picture Dictionary
Pictures pictures Handout a unit. Direct attention to the unit’s title or theme and then turn to the dictionary pages that are applicable.

7 Canadian Language Basics A,B,C
There are three books with a total of 36 units. Book A – Ontario -fall Book B- Manitoba - winter Book C- British Columbia – spring and summer Each unit was written for five days with 2.5 hours of class, totaling 12.5 hours a week. Three books follow fall, winter, spring and summer.

8 Canadian Language Basics
Each unit begins with a detailed table of contents Objectives, unit preparation, CLB’s, journal writing and computer activities Each lesson begins with a step-by-step lesson plan. There are photocopiable student pages for each unit.

9 Daily Routines and Life Events
Introduce the family on page 38 of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. Ask : How many people are in the family? How old are the children? Picture A What is Mr. Lu doing in the picture. Continue asking about the other pictures.

10 Worksheet 6A Students now follow-up the speaking exercise by writing the verbs in the blanks. Example: A. Mr and Mrs. Lu are waking up.

11 Birthday invitations 6D
Students read about a party and create the invitation to match the situation. You’re Invited! What?___________ Who? _____________ Where? _____________

12 Lesson 2 Daily Routines This lesson begins with a review of the previous day’s work with different questions. 1. When do you wake up? Are you waking up now? This is followed by a written exercise on 6G.

13 Lesson 3 – Life Events Turn to page 40.
After students have discussed Martin, there is a listening exercise. Once they listen to each paragraph three times have them complete 6N. This is followed by Canadian Culture and life skills practice on 6O. 6S is a writing follow-up to the listening exercise.

14 Lesson 4 – Life Events Cut up the cards on 6P and have students draw a card and show it to a partner. The student is to ask, “What are they doing?” Vocabulary Game

15 Greeting Cards 6T How many of you have received a sympathy card instead of a thank you card? Have fun matching cards to verses.

16 Sir John A. Macdonald Canadiana has been included in this book. 6W
Students read about the first Prime Minister of Canada, and place the correct information beside the date.

17 Why the books are unique
We chose a family to highlight throughout the each book. Each family is in a different location in Canada. The grammar/curriculum requirements were matched to the topics. It is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers as it saves hours of prep time. Spelling, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing activities ,games, journal ideas, computer suggestions and evaluations were created for each unit. Each unit builds on the last one with reviews and a continuity of grammar development. Talk about the Ivanova, Perez and Wong families – one for each book. Ivanova – young people – introduction to school Perez – young expecting couple – body and health Wongs – Laura – university – grandmother Lan

18 Canada At the end of each book a unit is devoted to an area of Canada. It can be taught as a unit or broken into segments throughout the units. Throughout the units, references are made to famous Canadians, holidays, and places and items of interest.

19 Our Goals To teach adult students
To have the book available for all new immigrants to Canada To create consistent CLB’s across the country To save teachers hours of preparation time

20 Teachers’ Comments Students’ Comments
There is such a variety of activities I can pick and choose what suits that hour or day. Everything is so well organized. I appreciated the wide variety of activities for the different levels of students. No matter your teaching style you will find something to suit you. Students’ Comments Other teachers teach the meat you teach the bones. I love having the papers to read and study at home. Today was fun!

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