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Reading Program

1) All Ell students should work on the following: nas.ca/vsb
2) All students should be reading
a) read one book per month
b) write a log for every class
c) one response journal per week
d) be prepared for the bi monthly vocabulary test

Useful Web Sites

Grammar
Azar Grammar.com
Free PowerPoint and worksheets to download. Excellent resources for learning English grammar.
 
 
Basic English - Essential Lessons for Beginning English Learners
http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/ig/Basic-English/
Essential basic English lessons for beginning English learners. Each lesson includes a short quiz to test the understanding of these basic English concepts.

UsingEnglish.com-Grammar Handouts
http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/
 
Learning Strategies
Other Useful ELL Teaching and Learning Websites
VOA Special English
http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/index.cfm

American English
http://americanenglish.state.gov/

BBC English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

British Council Teachers’ Resource
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/

Breaking News English—ESL/EFL Lesson Plans
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/index.html

English Club
http://www.englishclub.com/

Stickyball.net—Resources for ESL/EFL Teachers
http://stickyball.net

Busy Teacher’s Cafe
http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/index.htm

Web English Teacher
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/index.html

ESL Galaxy—free ESL worksheets and board games
http://www.esl-galaxy.com

Learn English Today
http://www.learn-english-today.com/index.html
 
Phonics
ABC Fast Phonics
http://www.abcfastphonics.com/
Teach children and adults to read fast and easy. Learn to read with interactive audio lessons and hundreds of clickable words.

Starfall’s Learn to Read with Phonics
http://www.starfall.com/
A free website to teach children to read with phonics for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.

Teaching Reading with Phonics - American English Pronunciation
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9BB1D7256440E08B
Learn American English pronunciation and teach children and English students how to read using a step-by-step, simple approach to learning phonics. This unique phonics video series takes you through all of the basic English sounds in a practical order to help children and foreign learners of English master the sounds of English quickly.
Reading
Sean Banville’s 8 Materials Sites (Breaking News English)
http://www.freeeslmaterials.com/sean_banville_lessons.html

Easy Reading for Beginning Students
http://www.rong-chang.com/easyread/index.html
Beginner’s reading with audio recordings and online exercises.
365 ESL Short Stories
http://www.eslfast.com/
For intermediate ELL students. Comes with audio recordings and online exercises.

Tumble Books— free online books in public library
http://www.yourlibrary.ca/content.cfm?lev1=182&lev2=590

Scholastic.comReading Lists
www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/book-lists
Find a book list to inspire every kind of reader, from bookworms to reluctant readers. Browse books by topic, award winners, and age.
Vocabulary
ESL Flashcards
http://www.eslflashcards.com/
This website allows you download sets of flashcards in various sizes in pdf format which you can then print and use as needed. There is a whole host of sets of flashcards on here; actions, numbers, prepositions, sports, time and so many more!

ESL Desk—Vocabulary
http://www.esldesk.com/vocabulary
Includes many word lists—Dolch List by Grade, Vocabulary List by Grade, Essential ESL Vocabulary and proverbs/idioms. The words linked to online dictionary. There are also spelling tests.


VOA (Voice of America) Word Book
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/archive/learningenglish-programs-radio-words-stories/latest/978/987.html

AAA Spell.com—Word Lists by Grade Level
http://www.aaaspell.com/grade1.htm
 
Writing
Write Source
 
Writing Den
 
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
 
My English Teacher
 
SRJC Online Writing Center