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Breaking News English offers complete lesson plans and reading/writing/discussion activities for interesting current events from the New York Times, the BBC etc. Web site for intermediate to advanced ELLs, for middle school to high school and beyond.
Center For Applied Linguistics (CAL) - Workshops for mainstream and ELL teachers, publications, links to other resources.
Colorín Colorado is a resource for mainstream teachers, ESOL teachers, and parents of ELLs—provides a monthly e-newsletter about literacy and ELLs; available in English and Spanish.
Cultural Orientation Resource Center contains detailed cultural information on refugee students from many countries
Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature has a great search engine if you are looking for outstanding children’s literature; many titles address cultural themes. You can search by age of reader, genre, historical period; it also includes books written in languages other than English.
The EFL Playhouse offers educational games, songs, finger plays, action rhymes, craft ideas and printable materials for teaching young ELLs.
www.eslflow.com is ideal for pre-intermediate to intermediate level ELLs; great writing tools including many graphic organizers to plan writing; there also many games—printable and reproducible for one or many kids.
www.everythingesl.net is done by Judie Haynes, an ESL teacher from New Jersey with over 29 years teaching ESOL experience (author of Easy English News and other great resources for newcomers and beyond); this site has good theme-based lesson plans that build cultural awareness and literacy. Ideal for K-6.
www.freerice.com is for middle-to-high school age ELLs. It has questions in English grammar and vocabulary, basic chemical symbols, pre-Algebra math and the multiplication table, as well as identification of countries on the map and world capitals.
www.globalpost.com provides news articles, photos, and videos from more than 65 correspondents in over 50 countries.
www.manythings.org/hmf has online Hangman games specifically for ESL students. The offerings are theme-based topics like animals and fruits, but also Dolch words. This site is a lot of fun for students—any age or proficiency level to play.
National Writing Project collects diverse perspectives in the field of teaching English language learners and to provide audiences with readings that will involve, inform, and inspire
OPEN-NH - Online courses for mainstream teachers related to ELLs
Purdue Online Writing Lab - ESL Teacher Resources
Schools Moving Up has many free archived webinars related to English Learners.
Understanding Language: Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas topics related to English Language Learners
The Visual Dictionary is an on-line visual dictionary, particularly for Science topics. Topics include animal and plant biology, the human body, music, transportation, and clothing. Words for these topics are available in English, Spanish, and French.
Wested - Research articles on ELLs
Hybrid Web sites - Some Stuff Free, But Subscription Gives You More
BrainPOP ESL is a comprehensive English language learning program that uses highly engaging animated movies to model conversational English while seamlessly introducing grammar concepts and vocabulary words.
House of Math Word Problems for Children is for students in grades K-6; it covers all math areas; great resource for word problems. Cost is $28 per year. The Web site also offers word problems in Spanish
Learning A-Z is for K-6, there is readinga-z.com that has leveled readers that are reproducible; there is also vocabularya-z.com for academic vocabulary; there is also sciencea-z.com and a writinga-z.com which covers a lot of great science topics. You can try a free two-week trial.