English Learner Resources and links

Helpful EL Websites 

  1. Catherine Brown’s Website
    http://www.acceleratingminds.com/
     
  2. Interesting Things for ESL Students – Word games, puzzles, exercises, and more. http://www.manythings.org
     
  3. ESL Reading
    http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Reading/
     
  4. English for Kids
    http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/
     
  5. BBC world service – A place for learners to practice English with the BBC.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml
     
  6. Education World – Links to lesson plans, articles, resources in the content areas, newsletters and more.  Geared toward general education teachers.
    http://www.education-world.com/
     
  7. “Idea cookbook’ – A part of Dave’s ESL Café:  Teachers’ suggestions for classroom activities, organized by theme.
    http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/index.html
     
  8. Purdue’s Online Writing Lab – Writing resources for ESL, including worksheets and handouts on spelling, articles, tense consistency, prepositions and more.  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/index.html
     
  9. Sound Learning – Listening, reading, critical thinking and vocabulary exercises and more from Minnesota Public Radio.
    http://www.soundlearning.org/features/2004/01/
     
  10. Tower of English – “The ESL guide to the Internet.” Web links to sites organized by topic, as well as questions for discussion/writing related to each.
    http://www.towerofenglish.com/
     
  11. Website gallery – A gallery of award-winning sites for enriching science, technology, and mathematics education.
    http://www.estme.org/gallery/index.html
     
  12. United Streaming
    http://www.unitedstreaming.com
     
  13. Babel Fish Translation
    http://babelfish.yahoo.com
     
  14. 4Teachers – Information on working with ELLs and links to other great sites, including Rubistar (rubrics site).
    http://4teachers.org
     
  15. Reading Quest:  An assortment of graphic organizers and suggestions for their use.  www.readingquest.org
     
  16. Doing What Works – A site funded by the government with helpful suggestions and information on teaching ELLs.
    http://dww.ed.gov
     
  17. Colorin Colorado – Lots of articles, resources, and ideas to support ELLs.
    www.colorincolorado.org
     
  18. Internet Picture Dictionary.
    www.pdictionary.com