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How it Works : Vocabulary.com

How it Works : Vocabulary.com | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Vocabulary.com - learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and find easy-to-understand definitions in our super-fast dictionary.
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This website is a free resource for vocabulary learning. It tailors the experience for each individual but it can also be used to create your own lists or to access those created by others. This could be an ideal way to incorporate academic vocabulary study in the classroom. 

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Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

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This is a wonderful collection of images for classroom use. I envision using them for warm ups, writing prompts, and communicative partner activities. 

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Pelmanism for paraphrasing

Pelmanism for paraphrasing | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
This activity combines paraphrasing skills with a children's memory game and can help students practise Sentence Transformation exercises the likes of which appear in the Cambridge exams. It takes ...

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I could adapt this to explore paraphrasing versus plagiarism. 

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, January 15, 9:53 AM

A good practice for designing sentences with power.  Probably curating this more for my own children, than anything.

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The 9 Best Online Resources for ESL Pronunciation Practice

The 9 Best Online Resources for ESL Pronunciation Practice | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
As ESL teachers, we are responsible for coaching our students towards better and improved pronunciation. But it is also our responsibility to coach them in better ways to study and practice
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Good list of resources 

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Nellie Edge, member resources

Nellie Edge, member resources | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Nellie Edge Excellence in Kindergarten and Early Literacy provides training, seminars and resources for kindergarten teachers, literacy coaches, preK-1, special education, and ELL teachers.
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This is full of great ideas for reading and writing k-1. I especially love the drawing centers and stamp it books for  sight word study. 

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SKrashen: The Great City Schools Report on ELLs: Three very short ...

Comment: We would not expect ELLs as a group to "improve"; when ELLs make sufficient progress, they are reclassified as non-ELL. The group average test score thus stays about the same. 3. "The percentage of ELLs ...
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these comments are so true- go back and research as we prepare for not making our AMAOs this year. 

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ESL Podcast 937 – Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

Gladys: Hi, Dan. I'm surprised to see you here at the supermarket in the middle of the day. Dan: Why? Gladys: I thought you'd be working. Dan: I am working. I'm a stay-at-home dad and I take care of the kids while my wife ...
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This would be an interesting podcast to include with FYI unit 3 on families prior to the test article on stay at home dads. 

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Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Nov. 11, 2013

Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Nov. 11, 2013 | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Watch a video about lucha libre, then put a sequence of events in order.

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Sequencing practice with an interesting topic

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Miss K's English lessons

Miss K's English lessons | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it

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This blog has some cool ideas to incorporate music into learning and links to some fantastic blogs! 

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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it

"Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners and for special education students. You can also access the web version of text to speech tools here. Enjoy"


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We should check these apps out at the next Title III meeting. 

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Michael Podraza's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:22 PM

Text to Speech Apps

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Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 30, 5:33 PM

Great text to speech app options for students who have difficulty decoding grade level text or need auditory feedback.

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12 verb tenses table learning English grammar tenses

12 verb tenses table learning English grammar tenses | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
12 verb tenses in a table. Learning what they can be used for. English grammar lesson

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This was incredibly handy for me as a student of Spanish. I should pass this on to my students of English. 

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:14 PM

12 verb tenses in a table. Learning what they can be used for. English grammar lesson

Monica MIRZA's curator insight, February 26, 12:06 PM

Such a table may help practise verbal structures to build up English sentences.

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Learning simple future tense English lesson

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Learning simple future tense English grammar. Simple future tense is used to talk about something later then the present time.

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Teaching grammar with pictures

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, November 1, 2013 7:37 PM

Learning simple future tense English grammar. Simple future tense is used to talk about something later then the present time.

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The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it

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Great reminder of how to use photos strategically for language development. 

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 16, 2013 12:01 AM
Great lessons,thank you Larry.
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Second Story Window: words their way

Second Story Window: words their way | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Two teachers share ideas for young toddlers and school children alike, while keeping the teachers in mind as well.
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This blog has great advice for chunk spelling, word study, and vocabulary instruction. Their products look as though they have been professionally published 

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Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers

Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
With over 8,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers. Materials are written and edited by our expert team of teachers and authors and are organized into core ELT subject areas such as Skills, Grammar and Vocabulary, Business, ESP, Exams, CLIL and Young Learners - a world of TEFL resources at your fingertips.
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This website has a multitude of engaging and fresh activities for teachers and students learning English. 

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How Do You Say That? The 10 Coolest Pronunciation Tools for ESL Students

How Do You Say That? The 10 Coolest Pronunciation Tools for ESL Students | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
ESL students struggle with a lot of things. Many of these they can practice with the use of self-study materials. They can do as many grammar exercises as they want; they can work with audio
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Smart board lessons, activities and games | Gynzy

Smart board lessons, activities and games | Gynzy | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
User friendly and interactive software for the smart board with many fun and educative lessons and activities. Try it for free!

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BilingualStudyGuides's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:41 AM

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:09 AM

Cool interactive site. One of the best I've come across recently.

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Pour faire des descriptions

Pour faire des descriptions | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Batgirl, Storm, Supergirl, Sorceress Wicked Witch of the West, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Lt. Uhura Electra, Cheetara, Xena, She-Ra Evil-Lyn, Chun Li, Pink Ranger, Gogo Hit Girl, Princess Leia, Dorothy....

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Fun way to practice physical descriptions

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sarah's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:00 AM

utile pouir nos cours

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mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: ELT Blog Carnival - Pronunciation

mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: ELT Blog Carnival - Pronunciation | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
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Great source of ideas 

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Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners ...

Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners ... | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
A couple months ago, I began a series, Putting Theory into Practice: Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners.
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These posts have some good pointers to share with general ed teachers to support ELLs in their classes. 

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Meagan Campbell's curator insight, March 27, 12:36 PM

I believe it is crucial to implement good teaching strategies for English Language Learners. In the classroom I have seen how frustrating it is to grasp new material, and it is much more difficult to grasp material in a language foreign to your own. This article has some great strategies for teaching English Language Learners. 

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The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom ...

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom ... | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom. October 27, 2013 by Larry Ferlazzo | 1 Comment · 'Playing the Game (pt. 1)' photo (c) 2009,. I have many “Best” lists related to using online games with English Language ...
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Thanksgiving vocabulary quiz made with Quia, Rhinospike and LearningApps

Thanksgiving vocabulary quiz made with Quia, Rhinospike and  LearningApps | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it

Play the first game, then click on "start now" and take the audio quiz


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I need to get a trial to Quia to see how easily I can build content for my 1st and 2nd grade students. I know it would be useful for the college level. 

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Places and shops around Town City vocabulary learning English

Places and shops around Town City vocabulary learning English | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Places and shops around town or a city. Learn the vocabulary also a list of places with a description.

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City places and people for my 2nd grade communities unit. 

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, October 16, 2013 12:54 AM

Places and shops around town or a city. Learn the vocabulary also a list of places with a description.

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Abstract nouns explained with examples pictures

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Abstract nouns explained with examples and how to identify them in sentence English grammar lesson

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Abstract nouns explained with examples and how to identify them in sentence English grammar lesson

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Don't panic and use warm-ups :)

Don't panic and use warm-ups :) | Strategies for teaching English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Sometimes when I begin my classes - or, which is even more stressful, a new course - I stand in front of my group and immediately know that something has to be done to wake the students up and make...

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A couple of new warm-up activities mentioned but also an interesting teacher blogs to go back  to for ideas. 

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