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Here you can use the following links to help ESL students.

Reading

starfall.com - Alphabet letters and sounds

Julia's Rainbow Corner - Alphabet letters.

http://a4esl.org - This website is to help students with their new language.

www.oneminutereader.com - This is a home reading program that focuses on improving fluency. The website is easy to use. The program is research based. This may be a beneficial website for beginning readers, struggling readers and ELL students.

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html
This is a great website for students targeting reading skills-from grammar to word confusion! It has fun arcade games as well!

www.headsprout.com - This site is for emergent readers. It offers a research based online reading program.

Writing

http://eslbee.com - The main objective of this site is to help non-native English speakers write for an English speaking academic audience which necessarily includes organization of ideas.
 

Listening

Reading for ESL students- great for reading a short story, answering questions about story and then receive feedback on how well they did.

www.learningchocolate.com - Language learning vocabulary site. Learn English, Japanese, Chinese, or Spanish. This site uses sound, pictures, and games to make language-learning fun.

Speaking

Megasites

PBS.org - The link above is for a great game specifically for Spanish speaking children as they help Curious George decorate a pinata with colors as they hear them in Spanish and English. They then help Curious George break the pinata open and count what comes out in Spanish and English.

manythings.org - There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Not for preschoolers.

Vocabulary

vocabulary.co.il - A variety of computer based games including wordsearch, hangman and concentration for vocabulary building.

http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/vocabulary/index.htm
Has a lot of vocabulary games for ESL students.

Teacher Resouces

www.eslpartyland.com - This is a great site for reading, grammar, vocabulary, and a teacher resource to use with your smart board (Quizzes).

esl-kids.com - ESL resources for children and teachers: classroom games, childrens songs, and flashcards.

education.com - Problems in Current Instruction of English Language Learners (article)

readingonline.org - This Web link is a publication of the International Reading Association. It containes peer-reviewed articles, reviws and resources.

http://www.harcourtschool.com -Great lesson plans, games, teaching tips, resources, and ESL links!

http://www.iccb.state.il.us/pdf/adulted/  publications_reports/Content%20Standards_Final%20Version.pdf -
Illinois ESL content standards. great resource for EL educators of all grade levels. The ESL Content standards describe what learners should know and be able to do in a specific content area, which in this case is the English language. The Illinois ESL Content Standards define what adult English Language Learners (ELLs) should know and be able to do as a result of
ESL instruction at a particular level.

http://www.eslgold.com - Provides hundreds of pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. Materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.

http://www.eslflow.com/esllessonplans.html - Teacher resource that provides ideas for-  Teaching Elementary Greetings and Personal Information in English, More Introductory Ideas for ESL, Getting to Know You Questions and Activities for New ESL Students.  It has a great example of a class survey (as suggested in our text the first week).

teach-esl-to-kids.com- This website has been created by an ESL teacher and has many great components including lesson plans, games, crafts, teaching ideas, classroom management, and a teacher blog site as well. There are also resources for parents as well. There is also a link to translate these pages in a multitude of other languages.

http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html#tab=0
This is a great resource for teachers looking to add visual and interactive lessons to their daily routine through use of the smart board. You can even search "ELL" for specially made presentations in addition to carefully designed activities for language learners.

www.superteacherworksheets.com - Is a great websites for teachers – Free worksheets and printable visuals for students!

http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/4-12.htm
Great website that targets various age groups.

www.letsgolearn.com - An online diagnostic reading assessment for students K-12. Tests high frequency words, word recognition, phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, spelling, reading, comprehension and fluency. Can be used to guide classroom instruction, share results with parents, and help promote a home-school connection.


 

 

Parent Resources

Colorin Colorado (spanish) - ESL resource for families.

Readwritethink.org - This website offers games and resources for parents. It containes an area for classroom resources as well as an area for parent and afterschool resources.

www.education.com - Consists of  numerous teacher and parent resources.  It has an easy "user-friendly" main page where you can search for grade level as well as specific educational topics of need or interest. 

Reading Is Fundamental - Focuses on reaching undeserved children from birth to age 8. They deliver free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. It is an awesome website that offers literacy activities, book lists, articles, brochures, and multicultural literacy resources.

literacycenter.net- This website provides free supplemental activities for students in their native language! It is geared toward the emergent learner with lessons focusing on upper and lower case letters, writing, words, numbers and colors.

http://www.superduperinc.com/Handouts/Handout.aspx
This site offers parent handouts in English and Spanish on a variety of reading, writing, gramamr, and speech ideas and ways for parents to help at home.

Scholastic.com -Club Leo Favorite Classics, Authors, and Series; Hispanic Culture and Traditions; Phonics Sets; First Spanish Words and Dictionaries.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org - International Children's Digital Library ~ Multilingual books online

Articles

education.com - Parent and Teacher resource- How to Practice Preschool Letter and Name Writing.

 

 

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