Resources for Teachers

Links

ESL Teacher Handbook (from Brunswick Schools)http://www1.brunswick.k12.me.us/esl/index.htm

Places to get the same text written for different levels: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/11/16/the-best-places-to-get-the-same-text-written-for-different-levels/

8 Ways to Use Video in Class: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/ell-engagement-using-video-larry-ferlazzo-katie-hull-sypnieski

Organizations

WIDA Consortium: http://www.wida.us/

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs: English language proficiency standards and ACCESS assessment specifically designed for ELLs with disabilities: http://alternateaccess.wceruw.org/index.aspx

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages - http://tesol.org/s_tesol/index.asp

Northern New England TESOL - http://www.nnetesol.org/

Maine Department of Education ESL and Bilingual Programs: http://www.maine.gov/education/esl/index.shtml

Portland Public Schools Multilingual and Multicultural Center - http://www.portlandschools.org/schools/multilingual/index.html

Colorin Colorado - http://www.colorincolorado.org/index.php?langswitch=en

Learning Tools

Ed Helper - Website with reading and math worksheets, puzzle makers, and printables: http://www.edhelper.com/

ESL Flow: Lessons, activities, and printables for ELLs of all ages and abilities - http://www.eslflow.com/Index.html

ESL Garden: A great website for social studies and history articles and comprehension questions specifically modified for ELLs - http://www.eslgarden.com/stories/index.html

ESOL Courses (Practise your English skills using our free interactive listening activities, reading exercises, quizzes and games) - http://www.esolcourses.com/

Everything ESL collection of educational websites with games and activities for elementary level ELLs! - http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/elementary_sites_ells_71638.php

Many Things (Skills Practice Website) - http://www.manythings.org/e/easy.html

Quia (Quintessential Instructional Archive). Quia provides a wide variety of tools, including games for online English practice. Just search the database for activities that target your students' needs: http://www.quia.com/shared/search

Shahi Visual Dictionary - Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and more! http://blachan.com/shahi/

Writing Fun: Printable text organizers and explanations by text type (procedural writing, persuasive writing, narratives, etc.) - http://www.writingfun.com/

English worksheets http://www.englishforeveryone.org/

Current events adaptable to reading levels: https://newsela.com//articles/migrants-techsavvy/id/12075/

ReadWorks: Passages and question sets at different reading levels: http://www.readworks.org/books/passages

Games for Language Practice

Arcademic Skill Builders: Educational Online games for kids - http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/

Internet TESL Journal - Games: http://iteslj.org/games/ , http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Games/Games_Requiring_JavaScript/ , http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Games/Games_Requiring_Flash_or_Shockwave/

Kid Port Reference: Word recognition and vocabulary practice online games for ELLs - http://www.kidport.com/Trial/ELLP/Words/Words.htm

PBS Kids: Videos, online games and more! http://pbskids.org/

Starfall - Elementary level online games and activities: http://www.starfall.com/