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SIOP Resource
Any book of the “academic language for diverse classrooms” by the author Margo Gottlieb (the founder of WIDA materials, and principal writer of ACCESS proficiency exams) are great resources for both seasoned ESL and mainstream teachers alike. Her books, published by Corwin press, are here:

The Practutor
Customizes learning for each student based on individual skills and empowers them to master every concept of the Common Core Standards in grades 1 through 8

The Turtle Diary
Games and activities created by well-qualified teachers and educators who believe that learning should be easy and fun. The concepts are reinforced with the help of fun and educational activities.

The New York Times Learning Network
This site provides step-by-step lesson plans based on the day's news. It is for intermediate to advanced level ESL students.

MES English
Free printables for preschool-6th grade ESL classrooms.

Learning Chocolate
This vocabulary learning platform provides a picture dictionary and audio.

Learn ESL
Activites and worksheets for older students.

EFL/ESL comics for students and teachers.

Everything ESL
This website features lesson plans, teaching tips, downloadable classroom activities, "Ask Judie" forum questions & resource picks.

ESL Partyland
This website offers lesson plans and reproducible materials to use in class.

English Club
This website offers lesson plans and activities.

EL Civics for ESL Students
This website offers social studies resources to help ELLs build their understanding of social studies themes.

Breaking News English
Leveled English news articles for older ELLS.

ELA Model Curriculums
The ELA model curriculums for grades k-12 is presented in form of units per grade level. It provides the ELL scaffolded student learning objectives aligned to the ELA student learning objective for each standard.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
This is a free website that provides a variety of demographic information about ELLs, as well as reports, webinars, and other resources on ESL education.

Understanding Language
Understanding Language has a wide array of papers to keep educators up-to-date on the latest thinking about educating ELLs. It also provides free teaching resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Math as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.

Word Generations
Word Generations provides free curricular materials, classroom videos, and other supports to help ELLs in middle school learn important academic vocabulary in the core disciplines: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies.

Colorin Colorado
This link offers free teacher tip sheets on reading instruction, professional development videos, and tools for effective outreach to Hispanic parents, among other resources, to help English learners in prek-12th grade.