Cool video clips! Test your listening comprehension with these short video clips take the quiz at the end and see how you did.
The Medal of Honor, Lessons in Bravery is a character development program I helped develop. Click on this video which briefly explains the program.
Apps! Apps! Apps! Google has a Applcations feature on their search engine. Check it out for great educational apps. Students can download onto their Iphones or Ipads.
Everything you need to know about the Internet in easy to understand, accessible language.
REEP World offers Beginning, intermediate, and Advanced Levels listening excercises, technology tools, reading, grammar and writing, vocabulary, multimedia lessons, videos.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Wizards of Waverly Place
Prince of Syria
Student-made Math Movies - These students made movies for math terms. Check them out. Really cool!
Wordle, or "Word Clouds" - Wordle is a tool used to generate “word clouds” from the words you type. It's a creative way to show off your poetry or just play with words.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening - Large database of prerecorded conversations and online quizzes to follow.
The BBC has great activities on their website under the Languages tab.
Treasure Chest website associated with the elementary textbook has fun interactive activities. Check it out!
English Language Resource Center - Grammar resources available through Bergen Community College website.
Games! - This is an excellent interactive site, which teaches many English skills in a fun and engaging way.
Analogies - interactive activity that teaches how to decode analogies, an often confusing topic for even native speakers
Madlibs!!! (need I say more?) Scroll down to MadLibs Junior. There are 4 games.
Son of Citation Machine
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
ESL Webquests These fun webquests are geared specifically to ELLs, but they can also be used in other classrooms.
Comprehensive ESL website - Click here.
Science videos about Planets and Moons:
Birth of a moon
Phases of the Moon
Literary Concepts Definitions - User-friendly definitions for literary concepts and skills.
ESL-Methods is a fantastic site for a Wiki. This has many resources from grammar and graphic organizers to links to articles on best practice and current research.
This is a teacher's list of great websites for the different parts of speech as well as other grammar practice.
Amazing Math Foldables site!!!
ARRAYS!!!! Awesome interactive array activity.
Great resources for parents and teachers of ELLs in grades 4 - 12. Literature and writing
IU8 - Intermediate Unit 8 provides resources and services to teachers and information to help parents support their children in an academic setting.
TESOL is a large professional community of educators who teach diverse speakers. There are several resources on the TESOL website and several benefits to becoming a member. http://www.tesol.org/
WIDA stands for Worldclass Instructional Design and Assessment. WIDA aims to set high standards and produce valid assessment for English Language Learners. Check out their expansive website.
SAS - Standards Aligned System Describes what students should know and be able to do. It is a multifaceted effort to ensure success of students linking best practice and standards.
Planned instruction for ELLs as set forth by PDE - Planned Instruction
Exit protocol according to PDE - State exit procedure
Click for a list of accomodations teachers can use in when designing lessons and teaching in class to help ELLs acheive maximum success. Click here for more assessment accomodations.
TransACT - Provides parent notices in multiple languages, more than 21 languages. It is password protected and a free service to teachers.
The following is a link from PDE that describes/explains Exit Regulations for students from the ESL program including first- and second-year monitoring as well as planned instruction codes for students at different levels of proficiency. Exit Procedure and Planned Instruction
BBC news is available in 43 different languages!
Need a website translated for FREE? This website does a surprisingly thorough job at translated whole websites into the following languages: German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, and French. Click here.
Several PDE resources - Click here.
ESL Internet Resources for Parents - This PDF includes several annotated website for parents.
Adult ESL services - a list of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Services in PA