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TransACT - 14 views

Julio Quintero

What's the Top Home Language for ELLs? - Learning the Language - Education Week - 22 views

    Interesting data on home language for ELLs. Spanish is still number one.
Trevor Cunningham | Understand what you read - 22 views

  • is powerful, free, online reading comprehension software. It helps people understand difficult English faster, and helps them learn words in new ways.
    Decreases the reading levels of articles from various online publications.
Amy Burns Understand what you read - 85 views

    Rewordify takes a complex passage and rephrases it in simpler terms. Students can adjust Rewordify's settings to match their needs. For example, students can add words to a "skip list" and those words will not be changed when they appear in a passage. Students can also use Rewordify to simply highlight difficult words instead of having them replaced.
Deborah Baillesderr

Easy English news, short news, English story, reading skills for you - 107 views

    This is a useful news site which provides the same news story written at three different levels of English, making it a wonderful tool for ESL classes and differentiating for different age groups.
    This is such a great site. They take one news story and put it in 3-4 different reading levels.
Trevor Cunningham

PicView iPad App Lets You Add Voice Tags To Your Pictures - 81 views

    Interesting application for voice responses to visual prompts. ELL applications as well.
Freddy R. Nunez

Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English Language Learners - 64 views

    Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski teach at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. Their book, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, will be published this summer by Jossey-Bass; this article is an excerpt. Larry also writes a popular blog for teachers and has written several other books.
Kayla Schmitz

Free Online Learning at - 88 views

    Practical tips and tools for students
Jeff Edwards

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library - 141 views

    Online books for all languages
    The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.
    A huge collection of projectable childrens books in many different languages. Would be great as a resource for parents to continue L1 development at home or in a mother tongue class
Matthew Callison

Name Podcast using GarageBand: A Great Back to School Activity - 3 views

    This simple, yet powerful project allows students to share a little bit about themselves at the beginning of the year. At the same time it allows students to jump into some simple audio recording and editing using GarageBand.

The Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice (Review) | TCRecord - 18 views

  • In many ways, this book affirms what seems intuitive, and the cross-cutting themes that surface are not necessarily new. For example, “English Language Development needs to be explicit” seems self-evident and has been discussed in other sources. Where the value of the book lies is in its communication of how much we do in fact know.
    A comprehensive overview of the book and a brief critical review at the end.
Martin Burrett - English for Kids - 49 views

    "exercises, songs, and games."
    A superb virtual world for children for learning English. Move your flamingo around completing games and missions. Basic account is free.
Sandy Munnell

Dfilm - is now Dvolver. Make your own movie with the MovieMaker - 39 views

    In an ESL class this might a fun respite from traditional activities - but it could also be a distractor - what do you think?
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