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General Links

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/resources.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/wherestart.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/vocabulary.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/centerlearn.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/welcome.htm

http://www.eslprintables.com/ http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/ http://www.mrshurleysesl.com/englishpractice.html 

http://a4esl.org/ 

http://www.teachenglishinasia.net/tefl-tesl-games-and-activities-directory 

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/boost.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/devmeaning.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids.htm?mtklink=kids-learnenglish-portal-main-promo

http://www.johnsesl.com/templates/students/ 

http://www.teflgames.com/games.html 

http://www.eslpartyland.com/coolstuff.htm/resource.htm 

http://www.miscositas.com/english.html 

http://www.esldesk.com/esl-links 

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Vocabulary 

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Ice:Breakers 

http://www.esl-lab.com/vocab/index.htm

http://iteslj.org/Lessons/

Language Arts

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:

  • Check for understanding
  • Identify new and relevant vocabulary (concrete & abstract)
  • Activate prior knowledge 
  • Use visual aids whenever possible 
  • Present information in small group instruction 
  • Scaffold Activities
  • Use of Cooperative groups & verbal activities allow ELLs to use the language

Language Arts Links

http://eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Grammar

http://www.gradedreading.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ 

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Spelling 

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Writing 

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/memoirs.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/ms_lesplan.htm

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/lesplan.htm

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm

http://www.readkiddoread.com/home

http://teacherweb.com/VA/ThurgoodMarshallElementarySchool/MrsStamp/SD3L3.stm

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/browse/rzn7500/

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

http://www.storyplace.org/eel/other.asp

http://www.gradedreading.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

http://goodnightstories.com/finish.htm

http://www.kindersite.org/Directory/Stories.htm

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/index.html

http://readwritethink.org/materials/wordwizard/

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/construct/index.html

http://www.web-pop.com/bookpopchooser.html

http://www.plcmc.org/bookhive/

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/in_the_bag/index.html

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/picturematch/

http://readwritethink.org/materials/letter_generator/

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.seussville.com/seussville/

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/browse/rzn2000/

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/ringo.htm

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/memoirs_personal_essays_03701.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/real_wolves.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/redridinghood_interviews.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/janbrett_mitten.php

http://readwritethink.org/materials/wordwizard/


Math

The language of mathematics has its own special vocabulary, syntax (sentence structure), semantic properties (truth conditions), and discourse (text) features. 

Unlike natural language, however, math texts:
  1. lack redundancy and paraphrase
  2. are conceptually packed
  3. are of high density
  4. require up-and-down and left-to right eye movements
  5. require a slower reading rate than natural language texts
  6. require multiple readings
  7. are made up of a variety of symbols such as charts and graphs
  8. contain a great deal of technical language with precise meanings (Bye, 1975).

These language features, when combined with the mathematics content of the written text, require the student to apply mathematics concepts, procedures, and applications they have already learned. 

Instructional activities should be built on students' real-life experiences and prior knowledge of mathematics and offer situations in which students can interact with the teacher and fellow students. 

Lessons that teach new concepts in mathematics should use graphics, manipulatives, and other hands-on, concrete materials that clarify and reinforce meanings in mathematics communicated through language. 

Studies have shown that limited-English-proficient students can acquire both mathematics and English simultaneously when they are involved in interactive activities (Wilson, DeAvila, & Inili, 1982; DeAvila & Duncan, 1984). 

Math Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners

Math Links

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/connectmath.htm

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Math

http://teacherweb.com/VA/ThurgoodMarshallElementarySchool/MrsStamp/SD3L2.stm

http://www.kidport.com/GradeK/Math/MathIndex.htm

http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/295/27/

http://www.lil-fingers.com/games/time/index.html

http://gingerbooth.com/shapegame/

http://www.mathslice.com/

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/spindex.html

http://gardenofpraise.com/multi.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asphttp://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/mathematics.htm

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/cathymath.html

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/thats_a_fact/english_K_3.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html

http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/ekowalcz/math/elementary_web_sites.htm

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

http://www.mathforum.org/students/

http://www.fema.gov/kids/dizmath.htm

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/favorite_food.php

Newcomer Students

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:

  • Check for understanding
  • Identify new and relevant vocabulary (concrete & abstract)
  • Activate prior knowledge 
  • Use visual aids whenever possible 
  • Present information in small group instruction 
  • Scaffold Activities
  • Use of Cooperative groups & verbal activities allow ELLs to use the language

Links for Newcomers in Grades K-2

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/tpr.php

http://www.kidport.com/default.htm

http://www.paulysplayhouse.com/paulys_playhouse/main_menu/main.html

http://www.dot2dot4fun.co.uk/

http://pbskids.org/lions/games/

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-and-language-arts/games/5831.html

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/kids/indexg.php

http://www.primarygames.com/games.htm

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.abctooncenter.com/journala.htm

http://www.learningplanet.com/act/fl/aact/index.asp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/tweenies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/menu.shtml

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm

http://www.five.tv/programmes/milkshake/games/

http://www.parapal-online.co.uk/picture_dict/index.html

Links for Newcomers in Grades 3-12

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/tpr.php

http://www.parapal-online.co.uk/picture_dict/index.html

http://www.pdictionary.com/

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/

http://www.kidport.com/default.htm

http://www.babloo.com/

http://www.dot2dot4fun.co.uk/

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-and-language-arts/games/5831.html

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/kids/indexg.php

http://www.playkidsgames.com/

http://www.englishforamerica.com/index.htm

http://www.inglesmundial.com/

http://www.english-forum.com/00/interactive/

http://www.eslbears.homestead.com/matching.html

http://a4esl.org/

http://eslbears.homestead.com/index.html


Science

Science is generally defined as a set of concepts and relation- ships developed through the processes of observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena. Through scientific inquiry, students develop learning processes inherent in thinking: observing, classifying, comparing, communicating, measuring, inferring, predicting, and finding space and time relationships. 

Current approaches to science and second language education based on research and classroom practice indicate a set of central notions for relating science and ESL. Science inquiry facilitates the development of ESL by providing the following: 

  • a "sociocognitive conflict" that spurs development of a new language system
  • a source of meaningful and relevant language input, using hands-on materials and texts with extralinguistic devices (diagrams, charts, pictures) to clarify meaning
  • positive affective conditions of high motivation and low anxiety
  • extensive opportunities for small group interactions in which students negotiate meanings and receive comprehensible language input
  • opportunities for heterogeneous grouping with the role of peer tutor alternating among students, factors that contribute to input, interaction, and a positive, affective climate
  • experience with a wide range of language functions
  • extensive vocabulary development needed for school success
  • the integration of all modalities of language use: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • literacy-related tasks for development of cognitive/academic language proficiency
  • the use of prior cultural and educational experiences for developing new concepts

Science gives a rich context for genuine language use. From a language acquisition perspective, science can serve as a focal point around which oral language and literacy in ESL can develop. Specifically, science offers:

  • interesting, relevant, and challenging content; 
  • opportunities for students to negotiate meanings; 
  • an abundance of appropriate language input; 
  • conditions for keeping students involved; 
  • material for development of reading; 
  • activities for development of writing; and 
  • experiences with the forms and functions of English.

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:

  • Check for understanding
  • Identify new and relevant vocabulary (concrete & abstract)
  • Activate prior knowledge 
  • Use visual aids whenever possible 
  • Present information in small group instruction 
  • Scaffold Activities
  • Use of Cooperative groups & verbal activities allow ELLs to use the language



Science Links

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/science.htm

http://bogglesworldesl.com/esl_science.htm

http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/esl/index.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/egg_experiments.php?ty=print

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/water_cycle.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/content_based_science_instruct_64209.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/tesol_2006_tampa_fl_60057.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/extreme_weather_hurricanes_60832.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/popcorn_pickles_popcorn_stew_64340.php.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/bats_halloween.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/kite_theme.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/Christine_Gorman.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/monica_schnee.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/real_wolves.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/weather_vocab.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/habitats.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/animals.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/animalstwo.php

http://www.ucar.edu/commsci/esl.html

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/health.html


Social Studies

An ESL/social studies class should be concerned with more than just historical facts, geography, and terminology. 

It can promote the development of critical concepts of American history, thereby helping culturally different students to understand their new country, the United States, and its origins. Teachers can use language classes as a means of expanding social studies knowledge as well as use social studies content to enhance language development.

Conventional instructional activities may be adapted by teachers not only to enhance LEP students' language development and knowledge of social studies, but to develop their cognitive skills as well. Strategies inclue:

  • Use of Manipulatives and Multimedia materials - Students need visual materials to understand time periods in history; for example, photographs and prints, realia, and filmstrips help students understand ways of life of the Americans living in the Colonial period. 
  • Semantic Webbing - Students learn how to perceive relationships and integrate information and concepts within the context of a main idea or topic (Freedman & Reynolds, 1980). Following an oral discussion or reading, students construct web strands and supports by putting key words or phrases in boxes. Boxes are connected to illustrate relationships and subheadings under the main idea, greatly aiding comprehension. For example, the students draw boxes with the events that led to the American Revolutionary War. 
  • Language Experiences - Teacher guides students' spontaneous speech by targeting specific vocabulary structures and concepts from the stories elicited from the students. For example, in an intermediate-level ESL social studies class studying the role of the Constitutional Convention in writing the U.S. Constitution, the concept of reaching compromises to make decisions may be an entirely new idea. The social studies teacher needs to determine whether the students can either recall aspects from their own experiences that might be similar, such as the various lawmaking bodies of their countries. If the students do not clearly understand the topic, then the teacher can create an experience that the students can draw from later. For example, the students could role-play various scenes from colonial times, when power was concentrated in the hands of a few. They could represent different interest groups, each arguing to have certain laws passed. With the teacher as facilitator, the students will come to understand that they must give up certain wants if any progress is to be achieved. Once the students have understood the concept of compromise, the teacher can proceed with the lesson on the Constitution and how its laws were created. 
  • http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-929/esl.htm and http://mset.rst2.edu/portfolios/l/landrigan_k/10%2031%20esl/social_stud.htm
 

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:

  • Check for understanding
  • Identify new and relevant vocabulary (concrete & abstract)
  • Activate prior knowledge 
  • Use visual aids whenever possible 
  • Present information in small group instruction 
  • Scaffold Activities
  • Use of Cooperative groups & verbal activities allow ELLs to use the language


Social Studies Links

http://www.yourdictionary.com/esl/ESL-Social-Studies-Unit.html

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/poverty.htm

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/walking_wall_virtual_trip_viet_87513.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/johnny_appleseed_american_folk_99744.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/13colonies.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/multicultural_holidays_through_60600.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/teach_america.php

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/plymouth_colony.php

http://www.sd68.k12.il.us/schools/orchard/lmc/ESLSocStudies.html

http://www.teachersnetwork.org/Teachnet/esl.cfm

http://mset.rst2.edu/portfolios/l/landrigan_k/10%2031%20esl/social_stud.htm


Specialties

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:

  • Check for understanding
  • Identify new and relevant vocabulary (concrete & abstract)
  • Activate prior knowledge 
  • Use visual aids whenever possible 
  • Present information in small group instruction 
  • Scaffold Activities
  • Use of Cooperative groups & verbal activities allow ELLs to use the language

Art Links

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/multicultural_holidays_through_60600.php

http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/

http://syrylynrainbowdragon.tripod.com/home.html

http://www.k6artlessonplans.com/

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Art.htm

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elemlessons.html

http://www.getty.edu/education/search/curricula.html

http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans/esl-worksheets-tp.htm

Computer Links

http://www.larryferlazzo.com/englishdetails.html#lessons

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/CI.htm

http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/computing/

http://www.lessonplans.com.au/

http://www.english-4kids.com/lessons.html

http://www.english-4kids.com/games.html

http://www.english-4kids.com/phonicsheets.html

Health Links

http://www.larryferlazzo.com/englishdetails.html#lessons

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/CI.htm

http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/computing/

http://www.lessonplans.com.au/

http://www.english-4kids.com/lessons.html

http://www.english-4kids.com/games.html

http://www.english-4kids.com/phonicsheets.html


Music Links

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Music.htm

http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cgi?Music 

http://gardenofpraise.com/multi.htm

http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/nov/music.htm

http://www.esl-galaxy.com/music.htm

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/lesson-plans/music/index.htm

http://iteslj.org/Lessons/Cakir-MusicalActivities.html

http://iteslj.org/Lessons/Kent-ReviewingTime.html

http://iteslj.org/Lessons/Cunningham-SongExercises.html

http://iteslj.org/Lessons/Ahola-Songs.html


Physical Education Links

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/septemberactivity.php

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PE.htm

http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/pelessonplans.html

http://pazz.tripod.com/lesson.html

http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/physical_ed/

http://www.lessonplanz.com/Lesson_Plans/Physical_Education/index.shtml

http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/

http://www.lessonplans4teachers.com/physicaleducation.php



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