Resources for Students

Resources for Students

 

  • Colorín Colorado.  This website is a service of the Reading Rockets project and is designed to help kids learn to read …and succeed. It is English and Spanish. It is targeted for parents, but teachers can get tips as well. There is a link to Reading Rockets that is especially good for K-2 teachers and first year teachers. You can also access Colorin Colorado en español.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe. This is a great website for students and teachers. Dave Sperling created this site back in 1995. 50% of the site is for teachers, 50% for students. Good lesson plans for grammar and a great section on pronunciation. Students can email Dave and other ESL students.
  • ESL PartyLand for Students is designed to help students improve their English.
  • Frankfurt International School: A guide to Learning English.  This website contains vocabulary & grammar materials, resources, as well as a parent component
  • Harcourt's Moving into English page provides access to grade by grade ESL practice exercises from the textbook company that provides Shenendehowa's ELA reading series.
  • LanguageGuide.org.  This is a tutorial language acquisition website that includes about twenty different languages. You click on your native language and then the target language and off you go! The audio is fantastic and as the cursor goes over the new language information, the native language translation pops up. Great components such as letters, introductions, numbers, colors and days of the week. Too many topics to list, but very specific topics like subject pronouns, adjectives, verbs, etc. All skills used in context and a “must” for middle/high school newcomers and any teacher wanting to get a taste of learning a foreign language.
  • MES English.  This is another great website for making flashcards of classroom and school subjects. Lots of great games for teaching content.
  • Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words that could keep an elementary classroom teacher content for a long time
  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab.  Another great website for newcomers. This site is especially good for vocabulary. 
  • Rocking the ISAT
  • Selected Links for ESL & EFL Students is a page created to introduce students to a select list of links that they will find immediately interesting and useful. 
  • Starfall.com.  The website has audio and activities for matching letters to word endings. Students can choose stories and have them read aloud to them. Suitable for elementary and middle school.
  • Ten Tips to Improve Students Habits
  • The Internet Picture Dictionary.  A great website that has numerous activities for students using a picture dictionary. Remember, students involved in NCCLAS MAY use their dictionaries during assessments! Have your students make their own!
  • Thinking Things from Snaith Primary.  This is an amazing site at an elementary school in England. There are many different units to choose from. Romans, Legends, India, Diversity, etc. But the Aztec unit can be viewed in English AND Spanish. So your brand new Spanish speaking students can immediately do a unit in Spanish! Designed for elementary students, but excellent for middle school ELL.
  • TumbleBook TumbleBook LIbrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking pictures books), TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes for young children.