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Writing Skills

http://www.literacycenter.net/donate/index.htm 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.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.

 

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.
http://eslbee.com/ This website is for more advanced ELL students, but I thought it was such a great idea...and it is used by students around the world, WOW
 http://www.readwritethink.org This website offers a wide variety of lesson plans and resources. The lessons on the website are aligned with the IRA/NCTE standards for the English Language Arts. There are tons of resources listed on the website.
 
  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.
This website is for more advanced ELL students, but I thought it was such a great idea...and it is used by students around the world, WOW
   http://www.readwritethink.org This website offers a wide variety of lesson plans and resources. The lessons on the website are aligned with the IRA/NCTE standards for the English Language Arts. There are tons of resources listed on the website.
 

Listening

http://www.rif.org/us/index.htm 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.

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

      http://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.

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


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

 

 

Pre-reading

 http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~lfried/stories/stories.html Great for reading a short story, answering questions about story and then receive feedback on how well they did.

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


   http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/4-12.htm Great website that targets various age groups (I looked up early childhood of course) english. You can subscribe for free for games and materials

  http://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!

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

 

Speaking

  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.

   http://www.vocabulary.co.il/ Online games for students to practice vocabulary: word search, crossword, hangman, matching, and multiple choice quiz. The vocabulary is grouped in categories. Since the items are fixed, you would need to check that your lesson includes the vocabulary used. The interfaces are very good, with cute graphics and sounds.

 http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/index.shtml    The Teaching Diverse Learners (TDL) Web site, a resource to enhance the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This Web site provides access to information -- publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field -- that promotes high achievement for ELLs.

 http://www.cplol.eu/eng/posters.htm  This site offers posters about language development milestones in a variety of different languages.

 http://www.shertonenglish.com/ This site is focused on helping Spanish-speakers learn English.The site provides resources for grammar, irregular verbs, and vocabulary. The site is bilingual, and a link at the bottom allows you to choose English for the main language of the site.

Teacher Resources

Lesson plan, activities- everythingesl.com

http://www.education.com 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. 

 http://www.eslkidstuff.com/gamesmenu.htm This is a great website resource for ELL teachers as it lists many ideas for lesson planning, including games, activites, songs, and teaching the alphabet.

 http://www.cal.org/siop/resources/lessonplans.html SIOP lesson plan ideas.

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

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

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

the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc. It's ever growing and I'm thinking will become more and more popular as our ELL population grows.

http://www.eslprintables.com/links/index.asp  the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc. It's ever growing and I'm thinking will become more and more popular as our ELL population grows.

 http://www.mrshurleysesl.com/smartboards/smartboardfavorites.html This is a website with links to SmartBoard activities for kindergarten, primary, and ESL learners and teachers. Lots of things to explore.

  http://www.mes-english.com/Mes-english.com offers free printables for teachers

Resources for teachers- specifically ESL games

http://www.pre-kpages.com/ I love this website and use it regularly for ideas for teaching all students including ESL students. It is a great resource for teachers looking for an emphasis on literacy and math as well as parent communication, classroom management tips, and electronic resources.

  http://www.eslactivities.com is a resource for classroom activities and games. You can create picture bingo cards!

   http://www.teachertube.   comInteresting sight that offers videos and activities for teachers to utilize in lessons.

   http://pals.virginia.edu/tools-activities.html This is a great teacher resource for including phonological awareness activities in your circle time. It gives quick ideas and screenings that you can incorporate into your classroom easily. They are organized by age level and are in PDF format for easy printing.

 http://www.abcmouse.com  An online curriculum for preschool-kindergarten.
If you are a teacher you can get a free teacher account
Activities are progressive.
 
http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/esl/adaptstrat.cfm  This is a great teacher resource that provides ideas for adapting activities for ELLs.

 http://www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/ Paso Partners is a set of lesson plans designed to help K-3 teachers increase the achievement of ELL's in science and mathematics.

 http://www.languagecastle.com/Language_Castle/LANGUAGE_CASTLE_HOME.html Teacher resource- "One-stop resource for everyone who teaches young children who speak different languages."

 

Student resources

Starfall.com  learning games

 http://www.stickyball.netThis a a great website for ESL students and adults that targets reading and writing skills through free games and printables.

Parent resources

suggested reading for parent tips- Colorin

http://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.

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/preschool-letter-writing/ How to Practice Preschool Letter and Name Writing (article)

  http://iteslj.org/Articles/Rosenberg-Bilingual.html A journal for parents in rasing bilingual children

Positive Parenting DuPage- Enhances the ability of parents and caregivers to stimulate, protect and nurture young children through a network of collaborating organizations.

  http:// http://www.positiveparentingdupage.org/index.php

In the educational materials section there are some helpful PDF handouts in English and Spanish for parents.  I found one titled "The Playbook" which highlights the importance of play for young children.

English-http://www.positiveparentingdupage.org/educational_materials/parent_tools/parent_tools_english/playbook_E.pdf

Spanish-http://www.positiveparentingdupage.org/educational_materials/parent_tools/parent_tools_spanish/playbook_S.pdf

 http://www.primeraescuela.com/ is a great Spanish website – great for parents who speak Spanish – Can be useful if you need pictures and worksheets with Spanish. If you don’t know Spanish you may need help to get around the site. Really interesting though.
 
    http://iteslj.org/Articles/Rosenberg-Bilingual.html     An journal for parents in rasing bilingual children
 
 

   http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/publicschoolprograms/tp/eslparents.htm  This website is a article with suggested reading for the three top ways to accommodate parents of english language learners. Gives links to entice ELL parents to participate in IEP meetings (linking ELL and special education).

 http://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/biling.cfm   A Guide for Preschool Educators of Children Learning a second language. Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network: A site with discussions, articles and resources for ELL families. 

http://readingrockets.org  Provides teachers and parents with ideas in reading. Has links for classroom strategies and helping struggling readers.

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/ELL/FamilyResources/Activities+For+Parents.htm

 

Entertainment


 http://a4esl.org Play games, take quizzes, read grammar, and practice vocabulary-great for multiple languages!

 http://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://www.youtube.com/user/KidsTV123 KidsTV123 uses YouTube as a venue for videos to help children learn math and literacy. They have great free phonics videos that can be watched in class or at home that provides the letter and sound for each letter of the alphabet and pairs it with a visual of something that starts with the letter. This would be great to share with families.

 http://www.manythings.org/ A site for English as a Second Language (ESL) students with games, quizzes, puzzles, listening practice, pronunciation and more.

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

  http://littlekids.nationalgeographic.com  Website to explore non-fiction reading material. Site has material for students, parents and teachers. This material can also be printed.

 http://www.youtube.com/user/KidsTV123  KidsTV123 uses YouTube as a venue for videos to help children learn math and literacy. They have great free phonics videos that can be watched in class or at home that provides the letter and sound for each letter of the alphabet and pairs it with a visual of something that starts with the letter. This would be great to share with families.

 www.eslkidstuff.com  I thought this was a great one for this week since we are learning about games and songs. There are cute music/movement activities, games and songs for teaching alphabet letters, numbers, etc. and sections to link to themes by month, age, etc.

   http://www.manythings.org/   A site for English as a Second Language (ESL) students with games, quizzes, puzzles, listening practice, pronunciation and more.
 

 http://www.softschools.com/grades/preschool/  All kinds of online games for preschool to 5th grade. The link if for the preschool page but if you click on home, on the left hand side it is all games.  There are also worksheets to print. 

  http://www.funbrain.com Focuses on reading and math objectives. This resource for teachers allows for classroom use and teacher directed tasks.

Vocabulary

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/ A variety of computer based games including wordsearch, hangman and concentration for vocabulary building.

http://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.

http://www.mes-english.comThis site has games/activities/worksheets/reproducibles particularly focusing on math and literacy using themes. There are links for different age levels including preschool. There are also activities that could be sent home as well.


http://esl.fis.edu/index.htm A web site for students to go and get help with vocab and gramma

 http://www.eslactivities.com is a resource for classroom activities and games. You can create picture bingo cards!

 

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