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Colorado! This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your class. Although many of the activities have been designed for children in PreK-3, most can be adapted for children in upper elementary, middle school, and high school. ESCORT Here you will find resources and materials that were highlighted during our meetings and webinars as well as related links and topics of interest. This is the best way for us to share the wealth of information that we have been generating for our Secondary Cohort. This site will begin as a repository for information, but we will strive to introduce some capacity for interaction and sharing in 2010. You will have access to the various documents and Power Points that were highlighted during our November forum in Alabaster. As you will probably notice, the ELL PDA information is contained within the central column only. The information in the margins relates to our Eastern Stream Center website (www.easternstream.org). Some of this information may be of interest to you, but it does not relate to our Alabama project. ESLgold.com provides hundreds of pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. Materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access. EverythingESL.net Your ELLs may interact well with classmates but be floundering academically. BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication skills) may be learned quickly. However, CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiencies) may take 5 to 10 years to acquire. If your students are unable to understand your language arts or social studies lessons, they have acquired BIC skills but lack CALP. Internet TESL Journal This site has articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, and teaching ideas and links. This site is for both English and teachers that teach a second language. LEWL (Learning English with laughter!) This site is selling their curriculum, but they offer English Usage practice test questions with answers that you could use with your students as well as newsletters. The test are not something you can just print off, there is some formatting involved. National Council of teachers of English website to build or further develop a community of practice in their schools. Schools and teams that embrace the challenge of sponsoring and supporting a community of practice will be eligible to apply for recognition and support as Centers for Literacy Education. StudyGuide.org Constructed in 2000 by a wonderful high school English teacher, this site continues to help thousands of high school students each day. StudyGuide.org is a collection of resources designed to help students with school online: writing, reading, essays, homework, assignments, literature, and speech. StudyGuide.org is an online learning resource; your very own english tutor on your computer! Teacher of English offers fully editable PowerPoint based resources using ICT to add another dimension to the teaching of English and enabling teachers to adapt the content to suit their specific needs. To accompany the PowerPoint based resources Teacher-of-English.com also contains hundreds of worksheets to use in the classroom. All of Teacher-of-English.com’s resources can be downloaded and used offline and stored digitally, saving paper and maximizing flexibility. The English Teacher The information on this site deals with basic teaching strategies. Please visit the pages for Teaching Fiction and Teaching Non-Fiction to see techniques to implement specific strategies. UsingEnglish.com Teacher resources including free ESL handouts and quizzes, PDF lesson plans, teacher articles and a directory of teaching and reference resources. Also provides access to questions from students and teaching forum topics. Web English Teacher Those of us who teach reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking skills to native speakers of English have a tough job. But even tougher is the job of the teacher who must add basic vocabulary and idioms, grammar, and culture to the mix. The site offers a list of sites for ENL/EFL/ESL teachers. Welcome to English-4U This site offers 100s of English teaching materials for online classes and traditional classroom settings. You do need to register to use the resources on this site.