Useful Links for Literacy Tutors
Citizenship, History, Geography
http://www.elcivics.com – This site is useful for learners seeking Citizenship instruction.
http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/ -- This Smithsonian Museum website links to practice test and content videos for learners studying for Citizenship test and preparing for Naturalization Oath (intermediate-advanced level).
http://www.elcivics.com/esl/lessons.html - This site has lessons around themes with nice pictures and words and sentences for the tutor to say.
http://www.elcivics.com/esl powerpoint lessons.html – This site has excellent Powerpoint presentations of the theme lessons from the above site.
ESL – Pronunciation and Speaking English
www.elllo.org – This great site from a language training company is designed for learners to use while working on pronunciation in English, with videos and transcripts alongside sound files.
www.rachelsenglish.com – This site is used by many language training companies for learners working on pronunciation and accent reduction.
http://www.reepworld.org/ -- Learners can find great Citizenship links and “Beginner” videos in Family, Work, and Health Literacy.
http://usalearns.org – This site has lessons for beginners (formerly “English for All” website).
http://www.talkenglish.com - Students can listen to many phrases from this site.
http://esl.about.com – This site has something for everybody, with many interactive quizzes and printables.
http://esl.about.com/od/teachingbeginners/a/ab beg intro.htm -- This site has a great 20 step starting program for teaching beginners.
http://esl.about.com/od/englishspanish/a/curso basico de ingles.htm – This site has information that is helpful for any English-Spanish beginning program.
http://www.eslyes.com – see below
http://www.eslfast.com/easydialogs/index.html - These web sites have audio for the student to listen to and students can copy and paste conversations into Word and print, with stories that a learner can listen to while working.
http://www.eslgamesworld.com – this part of the site offers games for students and classes.
http://www.eslflashcards.com – this part of the site offers useful flash card samples.
http://bogglesworldesl.com -- Lantern Fish is a large website designed for ESL for Adults.
http://iteslj.org/games - This site has many good games to use with students
http://getreadingoklahoma.org/learn.html -- This site offers videos for learners working to read at the “pre-GED” level, or 5th to 8th grade level (also called TV411); the site also has videos for learners working toward the GED in levels beyond the pre-GED level.
Reading and Language
http://kidport.com/Contents.htm --This site has over 800 words with pictures and sound.
http://busyteacher.org - This site has hundreds of work sheets and games.
http://www.englishmaven.org – This site has good online activities for all levels of learning English. Be sure to check out the crossword puzzles.
http://www.englishforeveryone.org – You will find numerous worksheets for just about any concept in English grammar or language learning at this site.
http://readtheory.org -- This reading site has stories from first grade to 12th grade level.
www.FreeBoardGames.com – This fun site has many games for learning.
Science and Math
http://www.discoveryeducation.com//teachers/ - Discovery Education is a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, LLC. This site is the website associated with the company’s efforts in building content in classrooms. It offers a great deal in the way of science and social studies-related content.
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/ -- This website is from the Voice of America for English Language Learners, with solid offerings in science and social studies-related content.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/ -- This website is maintained by “the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.”
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons-Activities.aspx -- From the website: “Illuminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and supported by the Verizon Foundation. NCTM serves as a content partner for Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation's free online professional learning community, where Illuminations is the primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for grades pre-K—12.”