PDE LINKS

PDE ESL Portal
ESL Toolkit
PA ELL

WIDA Resources

WIDA Can Do Descriptors
2007 WIDA Resource Guide
2012 Amplified English Language Standards K-12
Additional WIDA Downloads


TRANSLATION

TransAct Access (Need to use your District email account to enroll.) Free in PA for all educators.
USDA Translated Applications for Free & Reduced Lunch
Translate-Google
Babelfish
Dictionary Reference
Worldlingo Translator


CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Elizabeth Whitehead's Pleasant Gap School District Website of Resources
Interesting Things for ESL Students
ELL Tapestry
ESL Resource Center

Vocabulary Development and English Language Learners

Take a Minute for ELL
Academic Vocab List
Teach Students the All-Purpose Academic Word List
Academic Word List by Frequency
Academic Word List Coxhead (2000)
Coxhead's Academic Vocab Quizlet Flash Cards
Office Online Vocabulary Template
Office Online Math & Science Templates

Online Exercises for Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation.
Vocabulary Practice Vocabulary.com, "the quickest,
most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary.

Costa's Levels of Inquiry, Thinking and Questioning

Costa's Levels of Inquiry
Costa's Level of Thinking and Questioning Quizlet
Costa Resources PDF

Writing Prompts:

http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
http://www.billztreasurechest.com/

Tesol tasks (formerly known as Frankie's ESOL Worksheets) is a collection of resources for Middle School ESOL, IGCSE in ESL and International Baccalaureate (IB) English A2/B classes: http://www.tesoltasks.com/

Santa Monica School District actually gives a lesson plan for each grade and theme in the Houghton Mifflin reading program. It also breaks down the lesson plan depending on their Proficiency Level. For example, I can get a weekly plan for a 1st grader, on Theme 1 Story 1 at a Level 3 proficiency. If I have a 1st grader at level 2 proficiency, I could get a modified lesson plan for the same theme and story.

LAURIE'S WEBSITES:
http://www.englishpage.com/

http://a4esl.org

http://www.englishclub.net/grammar
http://www.eslcafe.com

www.breakingnewsenglish.com

http://www.eslpartyland.com

**www.esl-kids.com**
http://esl.about.com/homework/esl/

www.rong-chang.com
http://www.esl-lab.com

www.english-daily.com

eslflow.com

http://www.esldesk.com/esl-links/

http://www.everythingesl.net/

www.puzzle-maker.com

www.puzzle-maker.com

www.iteslj.org/links
www.funbrain.com
http://resources.globalchalkboard.com
http://www.ira.org/links
(International Reading Assoc.)
http://www.onestopenglish.com
(web-quests)
http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html

Other Websites:
Manythings
Elizabethclaire
Everything ESL
Eduplace Graphic Organizer
(Learn English)
Free ESL Printables
Kids Activities
Games
What do you Love?