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LINC 5 7 Classroom ActivitiesVolume 2 Accompanied by online activitiesBased on|LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelines|Canadian Language BenchmarksDeveloped by: Toronto Catholic District School BoardFunded by: Toronto Catholic District School Board, rights reserved. The publisher grants permission for copies of the pages of this book to be made by AdultEducation programs in Canada for their own use and for use within and by staff and learners of the trainingproviders only. For copying in any other circumstances, prior permission in writing must be obtained from thecopyright 5 7 Classroom ActivitiesVolume 2 Acknowledgements.

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1 LINC 5 7 Classroom ActivitiesVolume 2 Accompanied by online activitiesBased on|LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelines|Canadian Language BenchmarksDeveloped by: Toronto Catholic District School BoardFunded by: Toronto Catholic District School Board, rights reserved. The publisher grants permission for copies of the pages of this book to be made by AdultEducation programs in Canada for their own use and for use within and by staff and learners of the trainingproviders only. For copying in any other circumstances, prior permission in writing must be obtained from thecopyright 5 7 Classroom ActivitiesVolume 2 Acknowledgements.

2 IvUser Guide ..UG-3 Chapter 5 Managing InformationIntroduction ..3 LINC 5: Reading ..9 LINC 5: 6: Reading ..95 LINC 6: 7: Reading ..163 Chapter 6 MeetingsIntroduction ..203 LINC 5: Meetings ..209 LINC 6: Meetings ..239 LINC 7: Meetings ..277 Chapter 7 Telephone CallsIntroduction ..313 LINC 5: Telephone 6: Telephone 7: Telephone Volume 1 forChapter 1: Academic SkillsChapter 2: Business WritingChapter 3: Interacting With OthersChapter 4: Looking for a JobiiiAcknowledgementsProject ManagerAnne-Marie KaskensPrincipal WritersKaren GeraciAnne HajerAnne-Marie KaskensMargaret StasiakContributing WritersCellan JayJoanne MillardSharron Tan de BibianaSusan WebbPat WitolManager, Budget and OperationsSharon RajabiE-learning DevelopmentJim EdgarMary-Ellen GillespieAudio ProductionMary-Ellen GillespieCopy EditingPatti Ryan, Southside CommunicationsGraphic DesignFizzz DesignThe writers would like to thank Sheila McMullin, Hanna Cabaj and Sharon Rajabi for their support throughout thisproject.

3 Citizenship and Immigration Canada for funding this project, and the following individuals and organization fortheir generous contribution of time and CommitteeHanna Cabaj Laura Coronado Jim EdgarMarta Lee Karen MacariSheila McMullin Carol Olson Mavis SpencerSharon RajabiExpert ReadersAnna GrisPeggy IrwinVictoria PoeSurvey ParticipantsThe 193 LINC learners and 53 LINC instructors who participated in the initial needs assessment surveyField Test InstructorsDenise A. Copland, Donald Crowe, Heather Davis, Linda Foerster, Katie Anne Fraser, Violet Funk, ElaineHarmstron, Valerie Mason, Margaret Mikkelborg, Joseph Ng, Mary Jane Nice, Paula Paron, Grzegorz Protalinski,Laura Purdy, Karen Sotiriou, Ludmila Vago, Melita VrakelaivUser GuideLINC 5 7 Classroom ActivitiesUser Guide|Table of ContentsIntroduction to the LINC 5 7 Classroom to the User Guide.

4 6 Part A: Overview and ApproachThe Four LINC 5 7 Resources ..7 LINC 5 7 Classroom Activities:Organization ..8 Chapter Principles ..11 How the LINC Curriculum Guidelinesinformed the LINC 5-7 Classroom Skills and the LINC 5 7 Classroom B: Incorporating the Activities into Program Planning and DeliveryQ: How can I use the LINC 5 7 Classroom Activities?..16Q: How can I select activities that are relevant to the needs and interests of learners in my class? ..16Q: How can I address the diverse needs and interests of the learners in my class? ..18Q: How can I determine the outcomes of learning for learners in my class?

5 20Q: How can I select activities that will prepare learners to perform the outcome tasks successfully? ..20Q: How can I use the activities in the LINC 5-7 Classroom Activitiesto form a lesson? ..21Q: How can I select from the Activitiesto form a theme-based lesson? ..22Q: How can I use the LINC 5-7 online activities? ..22Q: How can I incorporate ongoing needs assessment into lessons?..23Q: How can I use the Activitiesfor formative assessment of learners performance? ..23Q: How can I ensure I address a variety of CLB competencies? ..24Q: I have a multi-level class. How can I adapt the activities so that they suit the level of learners?

6 25Q: How can I incorporate Essential Skills into classroom activities?..25Q: How can I integrate technology into classroom activities? ..25 AppendixCLB Competencies: Spiralling Grids ..30 CLB Performance Conditions ..34 Essential Skills 5 7|Classroom ActivitiesUser GuideUG-3 Introduction to LINC 5 7 Classroom ActivitiesLINC 5 7 Classroom Activities(hereafter called Activities) was developed for Language Instruction for Newcomers toCanada (LINC) levels 5 to 7 instructors in Ontario. It offers a collection of reproducible classroom activities basedon the communication situations and themes presented in the LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelines.

7 The Guidelinescontain suggestions for contextualizing Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) competencies in situations andtopics that are especially relevant to newcomers to Canada. The Activitieswere developed based on a selection ofthose suggestions. In addition, the activities: are CLB-based and referenced to LINC levels (see chart below) are relevant to the needs of Ontario newcomers at LINC levels 5 7 (CLB 5 8) provide language instruction that facilitates newcomers social, cultural and economic integration into Canada integrate learner performance assessment represent a range of media and text types commonly found in Canadian contexts integrate the Essential SkillsThe Activitiesare not intended to prescribe lesson content for particular LINC levels, but to be one of manypotential resources that instructors can draw on to plan and deliver lessons.

8 You can select, adapt and supplementthem with content drawn from other sources to form a syllabus tailored to the language needs and interests ofyour development of the LINC 5 7 Classroom Activitieswas guided and informed by: The LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelines The Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000 Consultations on the Settlement and Language Training Services Needs of Newcomers, 2006 An advisory committee of key stakeholder representatives A field test by Ontario LINC instructors A critical review by expert readersThe Activitiestarget the following levels:LINC 5 LINC 6 LINC 7 SpeakingCLB678 ListeningCLB678 ReadingCLB567,8 WritingCLB567,8 LINC 5 7|Classroom ActivitiesUser GuideUG-5 Introduction to the User GuideThis User Guide was developed to help you incorporate the LINC 5 7 Classroom Activitiesinto your programplanning and delivery.

9 It provides suggestions for selecting, adapting and integrating the activities into lessonsusing the LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelinesand learner needs as planning User Guide consists of three main sections: Part A, Part B and an appendix: Part A outlines the approach taken in the development of the LINC 5 7 Classroom Activities. Part B provides suggestions and tools to help you integrate the activities into your program planning and delivery. The Appendix lists the CLB competencies and performance indicators for LINC 5, 6 and 7 in chart form, andincludes a bibliography of sources used to develop the LINC 5 7 Classroom 5 7 CurriculumGuidelinesTechnologyLearnerNee ds andInterestsUG-6 User GuideClassroom Activities|LINC 5 7 Part A: Overview and ApproachThe Four LINC 5 7 ResourcesTo make the most of the LINC 5 7 Classroom Activities, it s helpful to understand how it is related to the otherLINC 5 7 resources.

10 The Activitieswas developed as a companion resource to the LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelinesand the LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelines in the documents are available for download at 5 7 Curriculum Guidelinesprovides suggestionsfor curriculum content related to 20 units and 12 LINC 5 7 Curriculum Guidelines in the Classroomprofiles three LINC instructors and describes how theyused the Guidelinesto plan their programs during fivestages of program planning: needs assessment long-range planning lesson planning learner performance assessment program evaluationLINC 5 7 Classroom Activities Volume 1 and Volume 2offers a collection of sample classroom activities basedon the LINC 5 7 Curriculum 5 7 Online Activitiesoffer interactive and self-directed online activities that are based on the printactivities.


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