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Larry Ferlazzo ESL website

This website is good for ELL's as well as non ELL's.  It has alphabet recognition where you click on the letter it shows both upper case and lower case.  Gives the name of the letter, the sound it makes, shows pictures and word that begin with that letter.  There is also a quick interactive game at the end of each letter and it lets you know if you are doing it correctly.  The beginning reading areas have simple stories or thematic stories.  If you are not sure of a word you can click on the work it will sound it our for you and also say the entire word correctly.  You could click on every word if needed. Some stories have a simple writing response at the end.  Each story has a smiley face or sad face to click on to let them know if you liked the story or activity.  The just added some lesson plans for ELL and struggling students.  It has an interactive math component too.   I find it very helpful with all my students. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

BrainPop ESL is dedicated to teaching English to students all over the world through animated movies, exciting study tools, quizzes and fun games! There are pre-made lessons and homework for teachers. It works especially well for reinforcing instruction. It incorporates the aspects of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It is a totally fun way to learn!

Storybird allows students to write/read/share books that they have created.

Great resource for chopping up videos and inserting questions.  You can even search videos that have already been edited by teachers!

Coggle is an online tool for creating and sharing mindmaps. It works online in your browser: there's nothing to download or install.

classdojo is an online classroom management tool.  It can also relay messages to students and/or home.