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Articles, Reviews and Instructional Ideas for Programs/Tutoring and Mentoring:

This site has a discussion board, and links to current ELL literature and articles. It lists ELL conventions that you can attend, as well as gives lesson plan and visual aid ideas. There is even a quiz lab to help you with alternative assessment. There are currently 8654 registered links from this website that include many other materials as well.

O n line multicultural education magazine that contains articles, reviews and instructional ideas.   

  The Internet TESL Journal - This is a monthly web journal for teachers of English as a second language that includes articles, research papers, and lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas, and links.

This website is maintained by The Internet TESL Journal and contains more than 8640 registered links.   There are links specific to teachers as well as students including links to articles, games, dictionaries and lessons.
This site is great for students, parents and teachers of English as second language learners to help them locate the resources they need on the web.  This site is beneficial to all grade levels.


Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology (n.d.) Retrieved

The Peabody Museum claims to house the most comprehensive records of

Human cultural history.   "Exhibits" include an ethnography of Lewis and

Clark from the Native Americans' point of view.


Moya, Sharon:   O’Malley, Michael.   Portfolio Assessment Model for ESL.   The

Journal of Educational Issues of Language Minority Students, v13. 13-36, Spring

1994.   Outlines using a Portfolio Assessment Model for Elementary and Secondary ESL educators concerned with monitoring the language development of limited English proficient (LEP) students.

Anstrom, Kris:   Academic Achievement for Secondary Language Minority

Students, Measures and Promising Practices.   National Clearinghouse for

Bilingual Education, September 1997.   This document summarizes, analyzes, and integrates findings from relevant research pertaining to the education of language minority students in the content areas.

ELL Students Resources:

  Provides practice for students at 5 different levels in grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, pronunciation, etc. through quizzes, games, chat rooms, jokes, pen pals, and more. Appropriate for elementary to adult learners. Gives information for teachers on lesson plans, chat rooms, resource guides, and training.

Web resources for ESOL students.  Activities for ESOL students as well as links to their home countries through international newsletters. Teachers Room  - Has a forum where teachers can discuss TESF, TESL related issues, ESL lesson plans, ESL classroom handouts, and TEFL articles.

Called “The ESL Center,” this site even contains links to chat rooms for both the learner and teachers of English; links to on-line places to practice ESL conversations.

This website is for ESOL students stay in touch to what is going on in their countries and other countries from around the world.   It also gives activities where these students can learn basic concepts in English like grammar, pronunciation etc.   There are a lot of fun links as well where students can spend their time having fun while they learn English.

This website provides links that would interest ESOL students because they are relevant to what they are going through. Some links also provide activities to facilitate the learning of English.   Teachers could benefit very much from these websites.

Rosen, D.J.   (2000).   The Literacy  List .   Boston :   Adult Literacy Resource Institute/Greater Boston SABES Regional Support Center .   Retrieved July 14, 2002

Adult Literacy/Basic Education and ESL/ESOL Websites, Electronic Lists,  Free Internet Resources, and a few other things reviewed by other adult literacy or ESOL practitioners.  

Links of interest to students & teachers of English as a second language.

ESL Cafe's W eb Guide - categorized listings of relevant links to ESOL material. Click on KIDS for several more links to ESOL sites for the classroom.

English a s a Second/Foreign Language for Kids – awesome sight that contains links to resources for children, teachers, and parents. (lesson plans K-12, free resources, and products to buy)

ESOL Methods:

English Language Teaching Web (ELTWEB) - index of ESL/EFL resources for teachers and students of English. Links to bilingual education, multicultural issues, lesson plans, assessment, tongue twisters in 90 languages, and more…

The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning.

The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning serves the teaching profession by providing a medium for the sharing of information, ideas, and concerns among teachers, administrators, researchers, and others interested in the early learning of languages.
This website is a reference site for student and teacher.   It provides a lot of different links pertaining to ESOL education.
This site shows great tips, tricks, ideas to do with ESOL students.  It also shows a variety of connections of past cultures on present day life.  All of the activities can be modified for grades k-12.

This website has articles on teaching techniques for any ESOL student or classroom.

Techniques and strategies for ELL teachers.   It has links addressing group work, higher-level critical-thinking skills, multiple intelligences, curriculum concepts, graphic organizers and other resources.   There are even links to common problems with suggested solutions.

ELL strategies that assist all learners.

This site pertains to modifying content area for ELL learners.   In one section, it contains 20 tips for teachers of language minority students


The literacy volunteer connection - Support and information for literacy volunteers.   List of opportunities for reading volunteers.   Tips for reading about and for tutoring.   Schools and organizations are welcome to submit requests for volunteers. contains lesson plans, teaching tips, resource picks, and discussions for ESL.  

Royalty-Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction - This site contains clip art to be used by foreign/second language teachers.  Contains clip art of verbs adjectives, nouns, and more.  

TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links    Links of interest to students & teachers of English as a Second Language   

The English Teacher's Assistant This site contains lots of illustrated idioms

Free teaching service to help teachers link with partners in other cultures and countries.
Chamot, Anna Uhl; O'Malley, Approach J. Michael. CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach.1994. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.The Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) is an instructional model that was developed to meet the academic needs of students learning English as a second language in American schools .

Games, Music and Activities:

Great teaching tips for teaching English with songs and music.   There are music activities, and ideas of how to get the children involved at all different levels.

Activities to generate interest from brainstorming, to things to do on a rainy day, to web activities.

interactive web games for matching activities in different languages. Also includes some pronunciation and pictures. May need some teacher scaffolding for usage.

This site was excellent because it brings you to other sites that contain game modifications for LEP students.   Check out the EFL Playhouse link---it’s awesome!   It has all kinds of lesson plans for every subject, including songs with hand motions to help LEP students.
This is a great site for activities for ELL students. It has a number of quizzes, puzzles and resources.  It also includes bilingual quizzes for about 30 different languages.

This site has 6 short “movie” audition scripts for 2 students to read as though they were auditioning for a role in a play.

This site has a lot of different links but all related to teaching ESOL using fun and games.   There are some games that are described in lesson plan format and some board games that can be ordered.   It also has bulletin board ideas and ideas and links related to using music in ESOL teaching.

Called “The ESL Center,” this site even contains links to chat rooms for both the learner and teachers of English; links to on-line places to practice ESL conversations.


This would be great to use as a resource in the classroom.   Students could click on a letter or subject to find the English word with a picture of the word.   This also has activities to help with word learning.

This site is “a global language resource.”   It has various types of dictionaries in a multitude of languages, words of the days in many languages, and word games.

Awesome website for children!   This website has a p icture dictionary with links to articles about the item.   It has six different languages: English-French, English-German, English-Italian, English-Japanese, English-Portuguese and English-Spanish.

English Idioms and Quizzes (n.d.) Retrieved July 13, 2002

Intermediate level.   Great source for definitions of hundreds of

idioms as well as interactive on-line idiom quizzes.   Idioms are indexed both alphabetically and by subject (animals, body, food, etc.)

Basic skills in English and IT (welcome page) easy to read pages with simple layout aimed at adult ESL (ESOL) and basic skills students, or anyone new to the web; links other sites for learning about the web and practicing English.  

200 basic English vocabulary matching for ELL students.   All vocabulary is matched to pictures. .

This site features grammar and vocabulary activities, word games, pen pal listings, and question-and-answer service. Includes free classroom handouts for ESL teachers.

This website has a multitude of information for Language Arts through ESOL.  It is set up as a guide for teachers and administrators.  It goes very in depth through the principles, strategies, comprehension, vocabulary, learning needs and many more approaches needed to teach and understand ESOL for your curriculum.

This website is an interactive thesaurus presented as a semantic map.   You key in your word and all of the synonyms are presented in the map.

Say "hello" (and more) in 800 languages

This website is awesome.   It is a list of many ESL links for students, younger students, teachers, dictionaries, translators, articles of interest, and Spanish-Language sites.

Lesson Plans and More:

Organizing Your Newcomers' Day (n.d.) Retrieved July 13, 2002

Gives detailed description of how to help ELLs feel more comfortable.  

How to create an ELL Center in your classroom; gives a list of materials and how to organize them.   Describes how to make "Starter Packets" for newcomers.

This website is a very useful tool for setting up an ESOL curriculum in your classroom.  It provides instructional resources, tips for Spanish speakers learning English, teacher links and ESOL benchmarks.

This site provides royalty free clipart designed to be culturally and linguistically neutral.  

Sheridan, Nancy .   (2002).   Integrating September 11 Into the ESOL or ABE Classroom. Field Notes , 11, 3.   Retrieved July 13, 2002 In light of the events of Sept. 11, the issues of discussing tragedy with students has been controversial. This site will help assist in the research and understanding to the mentality (as much as can be discovered) of the terrorists, photos, and expressing cultures and patriotism. This page is only to be used with teacher/ principal discretion.

Snashall, P.   (2002?).   An ESL Resource Website.   Retrieved July 13, 2002 This page is for the elementary themes and goes into great detail with activities and lessons for the human body.  

Tumbleson, M.   (No date given).   Everyone Succeeds at Their Own Language.   Disney Learning Partnership Teacher Center .   Retrieved July 13, 2002 This particular site is an introduction of what the project site is all about. It is to help ESOL students learn English and the English-speaking children, a new language. This site has links for activities, plans, etc.

75 ESL Teaching Ideas (n.d.) Retrieved July 13, 2002

Literally a list of 75 ESL ideas.   Example: 10) Bring in a cell phone

And pretend to receive calls throughout the day.   Students must guess who is calling and why, based on the one-sided conversation.

This site offers lesson plan and theme ideas for just about every subject.   It also has dozens of links to ELL guidelines, writing sites and even to ESL café.

The site, completely free of charge, contains resources and dialogues related to multicultural education for teachers, students, and activists.

Boggles world is a resource site for teachers who teach elementary and middle school English, ESL, and EFL to kids

Free ESL English lessons with teacher notes, activities and worksheets.

Linguistic Funland, The Vast amount of information and resources are available here for students and teachers of ESL. Highlights include activities, research, materials, and job postings.

English Language Learners Teacher Resources
ELL resources and lesson plans broken out by subject.    As well as professional associations and resources.    Good cite for lesson plans.

Whole language/cooperative strategies and techniques:   Includes sample lesson plans, cooperative learning tools and sample activities.   ie:   if you are looking for a role-play, mapping, or jigsaw activity, you can find it here.   A complete “bag of tricks”    - includes ideas and resources including poetry and fiction. And web-based lesson plans from the TESOL journal. Web site for ESOL 

Here is a website that I found called San Jose Elementary school . It has content for ESOL and Integrated units and Multiple Intelligences.   A teacher can use this as a resource for ESOL issues.

Here is the website address for a great resource for ESOL. This site has strategies for ESOL as well as links to other web sites. They have resources for both teachers and students. I think it will help us to prepare how to plan lessons with these needs in mind.

English Language Teaching Web (ELTWEB) - index of ESL/EFL resources for teachers and students of English. Links to bilingual education, multicultural issues, lesson plans, assessment, tongue twisters in 90 languages, and more…

English as a Second/Foreign Language for Kids – awesome sight that contains links to resources for children, teachers, and parents. (lesson plans K-12, free resources, and products to buy)

Teacher Resource Center by Scholastic—contains many lesson plans for multicultural, emergent readers, emergent writing, and more.


Coughlan, Neil.   (2002).   ESL Lounge Communicative ESL Materials.   Retrieved July 13, 2002 This site has "free" ESL lesson materials and ESL plans. Printable worksheets for classroom teaching. English grammar, pronunciation, board games, ESL books, flashcards, song lyrics, etc.

A website on Gary Soto, award winning bilingual Hispanic author.   Includes integrated lesson plans.

This site has lesson plans and suggestions for teaching ESOL students a science unit on the human body.

Math and Science:

Kopriva, Rebecca: Sexton, Ursula. Guide to Scoring LEP Student Responses to Open-Ended Mathematics and Science Items. 1999.

This Guide identifies indicators that can be used in the training of monolingual English scorers of open-ended mathematics problems from high-volume district or statewide achievement assessments. The information can also be used by teachers to aid them in accurately evaluating classroom work.


Little, C.   (2002).   Forensic Science.   Retrieved July 13, 2002 There is a warning on the sensitivity of this site for elementary school children, to be used with discretion of teacher/ principal. It links into crime scenes, fingerprints, mysteries and focuses on the objectives of problem solving and science.  

Murray, C. (No date given).   Hurricane Tracking Lesson Plan.   Retrieved July 13, 2002

This site is to help prepare students track hurricanes, understand warnings, watches, etc. and to help family prepare for the storm, and hopefully will save lives.

Reading and Literacy:  

This site is a great resource for ELL reading activities.   Each site is graded for difficulty level.    It includes everything from fables, to sentence strips, to comics to card tricks.   There are over 50 ELL reading resource links.

Free online, voice-supported literature selections

Contains the a “word of the day” in several different languages, crosswords; numbers from 1-10 in over 4500 languages, and even a place where you can write your name in different languages.   I would be careful though because there are a couple of areas of the site (specifically where you can create a country song) that may not be suitable for free roaming for the children.

              Reference Books:

Swan, M. and Smith, B, Editors.   (2001).   Learner English – A teacher’s guide to interference and other problems.   New York :   Cambridge University Press.

This book serves as a practical reference which compares the relevant features of the students’ own languages with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems their students have.

Books for Practical Strategies in the Classroom:

Ashworth, M., & Wakefield , P.   (2001).   Teaching the World’s Children .   Boston : Pippen Publishing Corporation. The language young children use is the language that they learn.   In clear, practical terms, this book explains how teachers can support the learning of non-English speaking children in classroom to use—and learn—English as a second language.   It is loaded with ideas for activities and provides down-to-earth advice in developing a program for all the world’s children.

Claire, E.   (1998).   ESL Teacher’s Activities Kit .   New York :   Prentice Hall.

This activity book has 271 pages of activities and a cross-referenced index.   It classifies activities according to grade level, English level and type of activity.   This is a great way to teach culture along with language.

Claire, E., & Haynes, J.   (1994).   Classroom Teacher’s ESL Survival Kit: Volume One.   New York :   Prentice Hall. This resource book features 130 activities for teachers of grades 2-6 who have ESOL students in addition to mainstream students.   The book also contains notes of culture shock and language acquisition, plus strategies, tips, and lesson plans to help social and academic adjustment.   Activities to help develop vocabulary, listening skills, reading, writing, following directions, math, health and more.  

Faltis, C.J.   (2000).   Joinfostering: Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (3rd Edition).   New Jersey :   Prentice Hall College Division.

This book incorporates teaching and learning strategies taken from exemplary bilingual education and ESL programs throughout the nation.

Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S.   (2001).   Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6.   Portsmouth , NH :   Heinemann.   This book is about teaching comprehension, genre, and content literacy.   Each chapter includes a section called “Struggling Readers and Writers:   Teaching That Makes a Difference” that is applicable to ELL students.

Grognet, A., Jameson, J., Fanco, L., Derrick-Mescua, M.   (2000).   Enhancing English Language Learning in Elementary Classrooms – Study Guide.   McHenry , IL :   Delta Systems Co.   This is actually a workbook that was developed by the Center of Applied Linguistics to help teachers learn how to facilitate the learning of ELL students.   It contains practical information and examples and cites a lot of related references in every chapter.

Herrell, A.L.   (1999).   Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. New Jersey :   Prentice Hall.   Each strategy is presented with a brief summary of the research behind it, practical methods to apply it to any classroom at any grade level, and examples of the strategy at work in two different classrooms.

Hispanic   Children’s Literature and Culture:

A website on Mexico .   Includes the history of Cinco de Mayo.

Aardema, Verna.   Borreguita and the Coyote:   Tale from Ayutia . Knopf, 1991.

Argueta, Jorge.   A Movie in my Pillow, Una Pelicula en mi almohada .   San Francisco :

            Children’s Book Press.

Anzaldua, Gloria.   Friends From the Other Side/Amigos Del Otro Lado . Children’s Book

Press, 1993.

Bruzzone, Catherine.   Puppy Finds a Friend, Cashioritto encuentra un amigo.   Haupauge:

              Barron’s, 2000.

Carlson, Lori.   Cool Salsa— Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States .

Henry Holt & Co., 1994.   Awards:   ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Book Horn Book Fanfare, School Library Journal Best Book, Hungry Mind Review/Children’s Book of Distinction, NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book

Cisneros, Sandra.   Hairs/Pelitos . Apple Soup/Knopf, 1994.

Emberly, Rebecca.   My Shapes, Mis Formas.   Boston :   Little, Brown and Company,


Gonzalez, Lucia.   Senor Cat’s Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America .

Scholastic Press, 1997.

Awards:   Pura Belpre Award.

Martinez, Victor.   Parrot in the Oven, Mi Vida . Joanna Cotler Books, 1996.

              Awards:   Pura Belpre Award, 1996.

                               National Book Award

Mohr, Nicholasa.   All For The Better:   The Story of El Barrio . Steck-Vaughn, 1993.

Mora, Pat.   Confetti—Poems for Children . Lee & Low Books, 1996.

Mora, Pat.   The Desert is My Mother/El Desierto Es Mi Madre . Pinata Books, 1995.

Mora, Pat.   Uno, Dos, Tres; One, Two, Three . Clarion Books, 1996.

Palacios , Argentina .   Viva Mexico ! :   The Story of Benito Juarez and Cinco De Mayo,

Steck-Vaughn, 1993.

Perez, Amanda.   My Very Own Room, Mi Propio Cuartito.   San Francisco :   Children’s

              Book Press, 2000.

Rodriguez, M. Gina.   Green Corn Tamales/Tamales De Elote . Hispanic Book

Distributors, 1994.

Shute, Linda.   Rabbit Wishes . Lothrop, 1995.

Soto, Gary .   Chato’s Kitchen . G. P. Putnam, 1995.

              Awards:   Pura Belpre Award, 1996.

Soto, Gary .   Snapshots from the Wedding . G. P. Putnam, 1997.

              Awards:   Pura Belpre Award, 1996.

Soto, Gary .   Too Many Tamales . G. P. Putnam, 1993.

Vigil, Angel.   Teatro!   Hispanic Plays for Young People.   Engelwood:   Teacher Ideas

              Press, 1996.

Zapater, Beatriz.   Three Kings Day . Modern Curriculum Press, 1992.



NCELA -   The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs: Formerly NCBE   (the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S.

CAL - The Center for Applied Linguistics:   This is the organization that Linda Franco works for – she is the lady that gave the ESOL seminar recommended by Dr. Govoni.   At that seminar she covered two semesters of ESOL and more in about six hours.   The website is dedicated to ESOL, culture, and literacy.

Florida Department of Education, Office of Multicultural Student Language Education (OMSLE).   (1996).    Language Arts through ESOL:   A Guide for ESOL Teachers and Administrators.   This is the State of Florida ’s statement on ESOL and includes chapters on principles of language acquisition, standards, strategies, assessment, and parental involvement.

Division of School improvement-Title VII-Bilingual-ESOL Division of School Improvement: Federal Programs: Discretionary Grants: Title VII: Bilingual: ESOL ESL Advisory Services LEP Census MSIP Standards Definitions Language Minority Handbook.

Social Interaction:

This site has areas for students and for teachers.   It’s a discussion area for ELL students to talk to other students based on selected topics.



Provides free translations from English to Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and vice a versa.