Resources for the Classroom

for EAL Literacy

This section includes resources (lesson plans, curriculum, readings, videos, podcasts, etc.) to use in class.


abc English. (n.d.).

ALIS (2001–2021). Tools and resources for low literacy.

Atlas ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System. (2021). ESL resources: Low literacy adult ESL. Hamline University.

Bow Valley College. (2002). The ABCs of practical literacy.

Bow Valley College. (2021). ESL literacy readers.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA). (2010). Customer care for housekeepers: Training materials for hotel housekeeping staff.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA). (2019). Passport to Canada: English language, literacy and life skills preparation for refugees.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA). (2021). Resources.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA). (2021). Health literacy resources.

Eye on Literacy (n.d.).

Frank, M., & Perry, K. (2015). Beginning alphabetics tests and tools. Adult Basic Education Teaching and Learning Advancement System (ATLAS).

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). (2019). Hands On! A collection of EAL literacy activities.

Learning Chocolate. (n.d.).

New Readers Press. (2012). Results for what’s next.

Nichols, S. (n.d.). Shona’s Reading Program.

NorQuest College. (2021). Digital literacy

Olivieri, J., Drew, R., & Rogan, C. (n.d.). ESL video resources. AMSSA.

Quizlet. (n.d.).

Rural Routes. (2020). Multi-Level Handbook.

Storybooks Canada (n.d.).

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES). Literacy Centre of Expertise. (n.d.).

Tutela. (2021).

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. (2012). Healthy eating toolkit.


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