Hello, everyone! I just found a product that is free that you can use with your tablet pc, laptop, or computer that allows you to pick an article in English on the web, or even a full e-book and click on a simple browser extension that allows you to click on words you don't know. It will not only translate the words into English, but it will also save the words you do not know and quiz you on them each day until you have learned the new words.
ELT - English Language Teaching (ELTFamily) - Google+ - This is a really great feed (and has a link to their website) with content coming out multiple times a week. There are many pictures with multiple items in which the English word is provided, to help intermediates quickly build vocabulary. Recommended for teachers and students!
The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English - Pat Wingert - The Atlantic This article gives teachers insights into some techniques they can use to help ESLs with the changes in instructions and testing being brought about by the Common Core standards.
Virtual Field Trips in English - Statue of Liberty, the White House, Lascaux Cave Art, and more...
Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources | Edutopia I have a few teachers of ESL students following this board. This is a list of really good, fundamental information for teachers of English learners. These resources contain some of the fundamental ideas from ELL instruction from the past 30 years. The Colorín Colorado videos are a very good starting point. Resources here are research-based with a focus on ease of implementation.
This appears to be a really good website. It has grammar charts designed to make English grammar easier to understand. It appears as though the graphic organizers are linked to learning activities and games.
Guided Reading question cubes made from foam Dollar Tree dice... can do variations with questions or directions about comprehension, movements, numbers, directions, right/left, and so on! This is a good adjunct for students to use to quiz themselves about what they have read with Readlang, which I just recommended in the past few days. Students could also place the questions on popsicle sticks, or put the questions in an app. that would randomly ask them different questions.