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Maplewood/Richmond Heights School District
Grades Kindergarten through Twelve

English for Speakers of Other Languages
Websites for Beginning Students:

Brain Pop for ELL Students:
http://www.brainpopesl.com/   it's free!

Many Things ESL Website:
http://www.manythings.org/   fantastic!

Ventures Program:
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/venturesadulted/venturesarcade/index.html  great site

ESOL Courses:

http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/beginners.html starts with beginners

Boggles World:
http://bogglesworldesl.com/ worksheets, flash cards, resources for teachers

Beginners Vocabulary Site

http://www.learningchocolate.com/
great for the basics

Enchanted Learning:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html great primary resource

Books Books Books:  (with audio)

http://earlylit.sd42.ca/#BOOKS%20-%20AUDIO%20&%20INTERACTIVE Literacy site
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/onlinestory.htm on-line stories

Hello World:
http://www.hello-world.com/  songs, dialogue, games and more

Breaking News English:


http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/  news, audio and comprehension

Repeat After Us:
http://www.repeatafterus.com/index.php Gives ELLs audio readings of various book genres

http://www.xtranormal.com/ Xtranormal for reluctant speaker-  write a video


Bilingual and ELL Resources:
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/esl-games/spanish/  Spanish games
http://www.inglesmundial.com/beginning_level.htm Spanish site for learning English
http://iteslj.org/v/j/ Japanese 
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=396539153329 Mandarin lesson

Listening Exercises:
http://www.esl-lab.com/  ESL Lab
http://www.esl-lab.com/phone/phonerd1.htm phone message
http://www.radiodiaries.org/teenagediaries3.html Teen Diaries
http://eflclassroom.ning.com/page/page/show?id=826870%3APage%3A59817 multi- list

Dialogue:
http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/conversation-starters-1.htm#pre  conversations
http://www.smartphrase.com/Spanish/sp_school_voc.shtml  has Spanish

Graphic Organizers:

http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/graphorgan/  they are interactive!
http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.php printable
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/ thinking graphs

Make your own Story:

http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/storymaker.swf design a story

Games:
http://classtools.net/widgets/dustbin_6/X2YNT.htm  vocabulary
http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/    higher level thinking
http://www.marks-english-school.com/games.html  fun with grammar
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hh_httpView.cfm?guidAssetId=3ED08732-E480-4F7D-A05A-1F3CD5AEF488  verbs in the desert


Basics:

http://www.safeshare.tv/  to see Youtube without ads
http://silentube.com/ silent youtube here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9OPt-eAE_I&feature=related  sight words
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E0N4aEAC6w&feature=related  popcorn words
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOqa7dRjNs8  dragon story with sight words
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SGDAMKtHTE&feature=related   coin song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po32PQoPcMI&feature=related days of the week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MymBFPoewco&feature=related  months of the year
http://www.eslkidslab.com/lessons/course3/videos/home/index.html   vocabulary- home
http://englishflashgames.blogspot.com/2008/06/prepositions-of-place-game.html drag game
http://www.learningplanet.com/act/abcorder.asp    alphabetical order
starfall.com  the best site of all STARFALL
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/letters/lettersounds.htm teaches sounds





Academic Content All Levels

Math Resources:
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html math picture dictionary
http://math2.org/math/spanish/eng-spa.htm    Spanish/English dictionary
http://eleaston.com/math.html  all math
http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/polygons.htm#vertex  geometry
http://www.mysavingsquest.com/   money
http://personal5.iddeo.es/ztt/   bilingual
http://esoltechnology7366.blogspot.com/  ELL Blogspot for Math
http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html math playground
http://www.visualmathlearning.com/index.php visual math learning
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html# MS level
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/maths/num_site/html/lgfl_activ/interact/numbersq/1_100numbersq.html 1-100 chart
http://smartmeasurement.wikispaces.com/Time time and more
http://www.dadsworksheets.com/ math worksheets
http://www.conceptuamath.com/fractions.html  conceptualizes fractions
http://www.khake.com/page47.html great resource- full of tutorials
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/09/mr-robbs-math-hundreds-of-math-videos.html Mr. Robbs tutoring service on line

Science:
http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/pages/esl/chem-bi.php  bilingual
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids National Geographic for kids
http://video.kids.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/kids/en-espanol-kids/ in Spanish
http://education.jlab.org/index.php  science education at Jefferson Lab
http://www.johnkyrk.com/   animated cells
http://nhscience.lonestar.edu/biol/animatio.htm
Animated videos
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/ plant biology
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm food chain game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTAzI0vlR4M Digestive System visualized
http://mashable.com/2010/05/11/science-websites/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29 6 websites for teaching Science

Physical Education:
http://www.lingolex.com/footballen.htm bi-lingual soccer terms
Websites for Intermediate - Proficient Students:

Quiz and Game Sites:
http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz-center/quiz.htm  ESL Party Land
http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/ Dave's ESL Cafe; multiple quizzes
http://www.aj.cz/testquiz/test23.htm  multiple quizzes
http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgadverbfreq.htm adverbs

Vocabulary sites:
http://www.visuwords.com/?word=$tag   Visuwords; visual images for vocabulary
http://www.wordle.net/        cloud formations in a collage
http://tagul.com/ even better- collage in a shape
http://www.wordsift.com/     very cool; varied in size
http://tagcrowd.com/ type in text and see what happens
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/ grabs the words
http://lingro.com/tools/wordlists  better than index cards!
http://wallwisher.com/   wall wisher
http://www.freerice.com/     feed the hungry while learning:)
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/05/10-resources-for-esl-and-foreign.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+%28Free+
Technology+for+Teachers%29&utm_content=Twitter
Free resources for ESOL and World Lang.
http://www.wordia.com/wotd/2010/6/13 Word of the day
 
http://www.nhptv.org/pbskidsgo/main_list.asp?offset=0 expand vocabulary and improve  writing with writ-in-ator  for early grades

Dictionaries:  all visual
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/
http://blachan.com/shahi/    
http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx
http://www.bing.com/browse?g=binghp# free images

Translations:
http://imtranslator.com/  im translator lets you review your writing
http://translate.google.com/  google
http://esl.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://ogden.basic-english.org/basiceng.html
http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/default.asp  with audio
http://vozme.com/webmasters.php?lang=en Audio translation of text
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_tran_example.php?sitepal multi-lingual avatar

Games:
http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/  thinking games
http://homeschooling.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=homeschooling&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arcademicskillbuilders.com%2Fgames%2Ffrog%2Ffrog.html
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/content/wwt_022.html Wacky Web Tales

Media:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XRVYLAllCI&feature=player_embedded Mexican Pride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d87N9GIW2I  We Are the World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6D9jiEYxzs
Gotta Keep Reading
http://www.ediebrickell.com/storiesMovie.html    Edie Brickell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PruXMrd7DtM    Say by John Mayer
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/thebucketlist/   The Bucket List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ0CTcU0Fd0   The Art of Racing in the Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1jX0tbL0e4  Moscow on the Hudson Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVmU3iANbgk  My Fair Lady- The Rain in Spain
http://www.lingual.net/lingualproductitems/index.php    lesson plans from movies
http://sites.google.com/a/users.mrhsd.k12.mo.us/esol/ Hero with lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITlI497BqCQ Don't Worry Be Happy English/Spanish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nB1R9bKKtU&NR=1  You Tube 7 different languages
http://www.eltcommunity.com/elt/docs/DOC-1044 Using songs to teach


Poetry:
http://www.poetry4kids.com/modules.php?name=Poems  poetry 4 kids
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/ acrostic
http://www.canteach.ca/links/linksongs.html#  can teach songs and poems

Awesome Websites and Blogs From Around the US:
http://www.pasadenaisd.org/sailon/grade5.htm    fantastic collection with everything
http://guest.portaportal.com/pord     her site rocks
http://edge.ascd.org/_Getting-Started-with-English-Language-Learners/BLOG/1777032/127586.html
http://www.coe.uga.edu/~smago/VirtualLibrary/Activities_that_Promote_Discussion.htm promote a discussion
http://gretchenle.com/bkrpts1to100.html alternatives to the book report

Listening:

http://viigo.im/2y9C English Central; social practice-  must register, safe
http://esl-aloud.com/ ESL Aloud- a podcast
http://www.radiodiaries.org/teenagediaries3.html     Teenage Diaries, NPR
http://www.real-english.com/     authentic and hip
http://hearingvoices.com/    for a deeper perspective

Grammar:
http://www.chompchomp.com/handouts.htm  Grammar Gorrilas
http://drive.to/autoenglish  Good for Spanish natives
http://www.eltcommunity.com/elt/docs/DOC-1044 learn grammar through songs
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/6_8/grammar/ 
Houghton Mifflin
http://eflbeginners.wordpress.com/2007/05/23/more-on-prepositions-of-place/
prepositions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wnT8iiR8w&mode=related&search=
Grammar Rock



Academic Content All Levels

Social Studies Resources:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/generic.html?s=frol02p66c&continuous=1
http://www.congressforkids.net/wordspy/wspy_Constitution_ratifyingconstitution.htm  Constitution
http://myloc.gov/Education/Pages/onlineActivities/wordSearch/index2.html
  word search
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/famous-americans-in-history/ coloring pgs.
http://www.eslstation.net/ESL310L/310L_Read.htm ESL listing
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/  Time for kids
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/files/Constitutional_Puzzles/Puzzle_US_Constitution.html
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/country.html flags of the world
http://www.earlyamerica.com/series.html  movies- early America
http://cybraryman.com/primary.html cybraryman's collection
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2q2Isb/bit.ly/2cgT0F/r:t More from cybrarman
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantanimaldif.html classify plants and animals
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/04/12-resources-every-social-studies.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+freetech4teachers/cGEY+%28Free+Technology+for+Teachers  Technology for social studies teachers
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/  Museum box for ELLs to do projects
http://www.archive.org/details/FedFlix FedFlix history videos
http://www.chenowith.k12.or.us/tech/subject/social/explore.html European explorers

Technology:
http://simplek12.com/test-prep-games-students Tech games
http://digitalplay.info/blog/2010/05/top-ten-interesting-ipodiphone-apps-for-english-language-learning/comment-page-1/#comment-4903 ipod apps for learning English
http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf2word/index.asp  Transform pdf into word

The Arts: 
http://www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm  National Gallery of Art
http://www.picassohead.com/create.html Picassohead Abstract Art
http://www.artsonia.com/ The Worlds Largest Art Museum
http://graffiticreator.net/ Graffiti creator
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/  Museum box
http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm Jam Studio makes music
http://www.ampledesign.co.uk/va/index.htm Compose music w/Art
http://www.creatingmusic.com/ Create music
http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/2010/05/write-blues-song-in-english.html Write a blues song in English
http://p22.com/musicfont/ transform text to music