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Resources for English Language Instruction

Resources for English Language Instruction

WIDA: Support and resources for academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students. http://www.wida.us/standards

Stanford University: Link that includes videos, assignments, readings, resources, and instructor guides for elementary, middle, and high school teachers that address 14 key tops in addressing the needs of EL students. http://web.stanford.edu/dept/gse/cgi-bin/clad/

Best Practices for ELLs: The Northwest Regional Educational Service District has a website of Best Practices what was developed by teachers and educational administrators. http://ell.nwresd.org/

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA): NCELA was authorized under Title III to support the U.S. Department of Education in providing research and resources to provide high quality education for ELLs. http://www.ncela.us/

Color in Colorado: Useful information, activities, resources, lesson plans, and teaching tips to be used with EL students. http://www.colorincolorado.org/educators/ell_resources/

Internet Picture Dictionary: Online multilingual picture dictionary with interactive activities for EL learners. http://www.pdictionary.com./

Everything ESL: Find ESL teaching resources, including lesson plans, teaching tips, and resources. http://www.everythingesl.net/

Bab.la: Reference tools including dictionaries and vocabulary supports, supplemented with quizzes and games. http://en.bab.la/games/

UsingEnglish.com: Collection of tools and resources for learning and teaching English as a second language, including grammar glossaries, printables, and teacher handouts. http://www.usingenglish.com/

What Works Clearinghouse: Scholarly publications for effective outcomes in English language learning. http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/topic.aspx?sid=6

Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon: Lexicon that offers images demonstrating the true meaning of words, making it easier for English language learners to understand. http://capl.washjeff.edu/index.php

Wordsteps: Allows students to build their own vocabulary collection and then access their vocabulary collection through a mobile device. http://wordsteps.com/

ManyThings: Quizzes, word games, puzzles, and a random sentence generator to help students better grasp English as a second language. http://www.manythings.org/

Vocabulix: Online tool to help jumpstart students’ vocabulary skills. Includes more than 90 vocabulary lessons and the option to create additional lessons. http://www.vocabulix.com/

Casa Notes: Allows teachers to effectively communicate with non-English speaking parents. You can customize notes that can be translated to send home to parents, effectively communicating information about field trips, conduct, homework, etc. http://casanotes.4teachers.org/

Dictionary.com: Offers a word of the day, games, quotes, translation, and much more. http://dictionary.reference.com/

Idiom Site: With the help of this site, English language learners can make sense of common idioms. http://www.idiomsite.com/

Teachthought: 50 useful links for learning and teaching the English language. http://www.teachthought.com/learning/50-incredibly-useful-links-for-ell-educators/

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