Elementary ELL

If you have questions concerning a specific student, please contact your Elementary School’s ELL Teacher.

Below is a folder which will have resources for classroom teacher’s who have ELL students.


  • Classroom Teacher Support

  • Online Resources

    Help me with my ELLs!!! This website will help you set up your classroom, support your lessons, and build your background information for ELLs.

    Storybooks Canada: Read/Listen to multi-language books online. Hosted & created by UBC Graduates.

    Larry Ferlazzo’s Thematic Lists: Collated Resource Lists of the best thematic videos, lessons, and other resources for beginner ELLs.

    Scribjab: Read/Listen/Create multi-language books online or with the app. Created by SFU Graduates & Sponsored by the Decoda Literacy Foundation.

    Primary Games: Online thematic games to support language development for grades K-3.

    Collated ELL Resources is a webpage that features resources that have already been curated. Search this page for lesson topics, themes, grammar features, and anything ELL.

  • Refugee Supports

    Begin by contacting your local ELL Teacher. They will have access to resources like dual-language dictionaries, early literacy supports, and strategies for supporting them in your classroom.

    Teaching Refugees: Based in Calgary, this website offers background information, techniques, and is great for supporting classroom teachers.

    BCTF’s: Resources have been collated to build your background knowledge.

    Colorin Colorado has more tips on teaching in the classroom.

    Alberta’s easy to read PDF offers tips for classroom teachers and administrators.

    BRYCS Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services is an American website. It contains resources for classroom teachers and provides professional development.

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