This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your class. Although many of the activities have been designed for children in PreK-3, most can be adapted for children in upper elementary, middle school, and high school.
Book 5. Advanced grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This book, for advanced students, is the final volume of the series.
Book 1. Beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for beginners.
Book 2. High beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for beginners.
Book 4. High intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the second of the two books for intermediate students.
Book 3. Low intermediate grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for intermediate students.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice and improve English conversation, writing, vocabulary, and reading through the lens of the Earth Day holiday (April 22nd). Also, students can brainstorm and share what we can do to preserve the Earth on a global or personal scale.
For most teachers of English, syllabus changing is like undergoing some renovation in their own house or even moving to another house. It means opening windows, clearing shelves and drawers, recycling a lot of things. It means breaking with a string of good old routines until recently very helpful to their survival. It means unleashing their creative potential to tackle the new challenges. The following is meant to give them a little help in coping with these changes and in filling a few gaps. Classroom activities based on a poem by Levi Tafari about litter.
Presentation slides intended for use in an intermediate academic English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Each set of slides includes the following:
1. An introduction to the grammar point using inductive reasoning, intended for use in the classroom to complement instructor presentation. Explanations of meaning and form for each grammar point.
2. Example sentences based around a theme. The themes are listed in the title of each slide set.
3. Reference charts and lists for the grammar point.
4. Links to websites and related videos. These websites and videos have been curated for accuracy and are comprehensive.
5. Meaningful practice activities that integrate the grammar instruction with other language skills.
6. Lesson plans for a project based on the grammar presentation slides, suitable for Project Based Learning approach.
A short introduction to the concept and features of online photo sharing web sites.
This site allows teachers to find supplemental listening materials for academic themes. Here you will find links to podcast episodes and corresponding worksheets. Approximate CEFR Levels have been included for each podcast episode and its corresponding tasks. Teachers are welcome to download worksheets and use them as is or adapt them for specific class needs or objectives.
An introduction to Social Media via a story about a small town with many flavors of ice cream.