Web Resource Guide for Learning English
ELL students have the option of designing a website/blog to evaluate web-based resources for English Language Learners. All written work may be completed in the student's preferred language.
STEP ONE--What makes ESL websites good or bad? You decide.
Set criteria for evaluating each web tool. For example:
Does this tool include an alphabet, pronunciation key, and/or other tools to support a particular age group or level of learners?
*Clarity--Is it easy or hard to use?
How easy is it to navigate? What supports are offered?
*Level of Engagement--Is it fun or boring?
Is this tool exciting? Does it include pictures, audio, and/or video? How long would this tool hold the interest of the user?
*Access--Do you pay, or is it free?
Is the tool free or partially free to use? Do you have to log in? Must you become a member and/or share personal information in order to use the tool?
*Starred Review--How many stars?
On a scale of one to five, how many stars would you use to rate this tool?
STEP TWO - Pick 3.
Select at least three web tools to evaluate from this list: ESL Resources
STEP THREE - Write about each website in a Google Doc.
For each of your chosen web tools, write an evaluative paragraph (three paragraphs, total). Use the questions from Step One as a guide.
STEP FOUR - Find good pictures.
Select graphics to add to your website later.
STEP FIVE - Make a Google Site.
Write an "About" paragraph, briefly describing the purpose of your website.Publish your paragraphs and graphic on your website.