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My Best ELL websites
You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year.
Adapted for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) by the author, from his picture book published by Whitman, Morton Grove, Illinois, 1992 NARRATOR 1: In India, in the time of legend, there lived a king with many wives but not one child. NARRATOR 2: Morning and evening for eighteen years, he faced the fire on the sacred altar and prayed for the gift of children. NARRATOR 3: Finally, a shining goddess rose from the flames. GODDESS: I am Savitri, child of the Sun. By your prayers, you have won a daughter.
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
"Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks so much!" -- Susan B., Carter, KY. 03/21/12 Like these materials?
A Lesson A Day
Learn About EnglishCentral Teaching English Magazine Read The Latest Newsletter Digital Downloads TESOL Certificate A Lesson A Day Use this interactive presentation (click the photos for more activities) to teach daily. Complements our Teach | Learn coursebook. Use the voicethread where students can practice speaking these.
Acquiring English as a Second Language: What' s Normal and What' s Not
What's "Normal," What's Not [en Español] By the 2030s, say demographers, English language learners (ELLs) will account for approximately 40% of the entire school-aged population in the United States.
Reader's Theater Editions (Readers Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays)
Reader’s Theater Editions are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission.
free printable flashcards, matching worksheets, printable bingo cards, printable games, activities, handouts and more
There are 100+ sets of that I used to design curriculums for children ages 3-9 and 6-10. However, I use most of them up through to high school students and many with adults. See the left-hand menu for the current list of sets available. READ ME FIRST: These cards are excellent image quality and as such some of the files are quite large (1mb~4mb.) I suggest looking at the hand out first.
Create Instant Interactive Text Based Activities
Creating computer based materials can be incredibly time consuming and also very frustrating as websites and web based content can change so quickly, that's why it is always so nice to discover tools like Textivate which can enable you to create instant interactivity using almost any text you find from around the web. All you need to do is copy and paste your text into the Textivate window and then click on 'textivate now'. Here you can see some text I have copied from the Goldilocks story which I found on the Project Gutenberg site. Now I get a range of different exercise types to choose from.
Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs
In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (ASCD, 2010), Debbie Zacarian and I listed seven teaching strategies for mainstream teachers of ELLs. These seven strategies are designed to help teachers meet the needs of all the students in their classes and to help make the mainstream classroom more inclusive for ELLs. 1.Provide comprehensible input for ELLs. Language is not “soaked up.” The learner must understand the message that is conveyed.
It happens all too often that I hear the fateful call and learn that Sam is waiting for a game of tetherball. I know I shouldn't do it. I should turn and walk away. But something deep inside me says today's my lucky day.