Teacher resource websites

English, science, history, and more

Science and other videos:
www.exploratorium.edu/tv

From rubrics to iPads in the classroom:
www.schrockguide.net/

Comprehensive site—business English for hotel workers, translation websites, citizenship, TOEFL (under lesson plans), vocabulary, business English, listening activities. Use as primary ESL research tool:
www.rong-chang.com/

Linguistics and links to websites:
http://alri.org/litlist/esolwebsites.html

From greetings to parts of the body to electronics—pictures, words, audio:
www.languageguide.org

Irregular verbs:
www.manythings.org/repeat

Listening to minimal pairs, for ex “14” vs “40”:
http://www.manythings.org/pp

Click on “Speaking” > “Phrases for Conversation”:
www.eslgold.com

ESL:
www.rong-chang.com

Extra practice:
http://dianaesl.weebly.com/extra-practice.html

Set up a class:
www.usalearns.org/teacher/index.cfm

Accompanying teacher resources:
www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/
teacher_resources/index.htm

Picture flash cards, some multilingual:
www.mes-english.com

Flash cards, words only:
www.mcedservices.com/ESL/Flashcd.html

ESL Blues:
http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard.html

Journal of conversation prompts:
www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html

 

All types of writing:
http://literacy.kent.edu/eureka/strategies/writing.html

Prompts student through letter writing:
www.manythings.org/casp/letter.html

Writing, 501 essay prompts:
www.misd.net/languageart/grammarinaction/
501writingprompts.pdf

Self-directed academic writing exercises, good for topic sentences:
www.victoria.ac.nz/llc/llc_resources/academic-writing/

Advanced grammar topics, with exercises:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Handouts:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index.html

Presentations, writing emails, many current lesson plans—British English:
www.usingenglish.com/teachers/lesson-plans/

Library research:
www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/lib_instruct/riot/

Pronunciation

Listening to minimal pairs, for ex “14” v “40”:
www.e-pron.com
www.manythings.org/pp

Writing

List of writing prompts:
www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html

Directions for all types of writing; refreshes your memory on ideas and strategies. Good outlines for bio-poems, think sheets:
http://literacy.kent.edu/eureka/strategies/writing.html

American culture

Civics—reading and images:
www.elcivics.com

Citizenship resources:
www.apsva.us/cms/lib2/va01000586/centricity/
domain/74/reepcurriculum/citizenship.htm

Esoteric; includes movies on the American Revolution, George Washington’s life mask:
http://earlyamerica.com/