Websites for Teachers of ESL/EFL Children
Compiled by Deborah Healey
Here are a few useful sites to use in enhancing your classes. They offer
a range of items, including lesson plans, online activities, and offline
Sites for ESL children by Deborah Healey - oregonstate.edu/dept/eli/jan2001.html.
Suggestions tailored to teachers of children, including both
software and web pages. Some links to start with from that page:
Enchanted Learning, www.EnchantedLearning.com
KidsClick! - sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/
- a search tool created by librarians for children. This says what grade
level each site is for and whether or not there are images. A good site
for those concerned about safe content. Sample links:
Mrs.Alphabet has a large
collection of lesson plans, plus some alphabet
and number games.
Houghton Mifflin Education Place - www.eduplace.com/
- In addition to support for Houghton Mifflin textbooks, this site
lesson plans for teachers and games and exercises for grades K-8. Some
of the pages include:
Kids Domain - www.kidsdomain.com/index.html
- another site for primary and secondary school teachers, with articles
and lots of software to download organized by age group and by topic.
software you can download (and found on the CD):
Beginning - Intermediate
Book - match the uppercase and lowercase letters.
Intermediate - Advanced
- scrambled words with customizable word lists.
- illustrated stories with fill-in and other exercises. Over 30
stories are available, including Ants and the Grasshopper and Lion and
Poetry - like those magnetized words you can arrange on the
this provides a set of words and a space to put them together at will.
It also has customizable word lists.
Internet Public Library Youth Division - http://www.ipl.org/youth/
- more links for primary and secondary students and teachers. Sample
- a version of Boggle, where you try to make words from adjacent tiles
on a board.
Word Games at
- vocabulary learning with an adventure game motif.
Lori Mon's Say
to the world! - Hello in languages around the world.
Harcourt School Publishers - http:// www.hbschool.com/ - math and
activities. The samples are free; more activities are available to those
who buy Harcourt textbooks. Sample links:
- Several illustrated stories (no sound) to choose from, at a range of
Wants a Box by Carol Moore is an example of a beginning-level story:
Story by Rolando Merino at
- cute animation, no sound
A+ Math -
students work together for English language practice with math.
UpToTen - some
songs, and activities to use online for free, as well as pictures to
online or print to use offline; you can also order the commercial
to use offline. Good for beginning learners.
Math Glossary for grades 1-8 (in the US) and other sample
Awesome Clip Art - http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/crossword/crosswordpuzzlemaker.html
- to make crossword puzzles online to print out.
BrainPop LLC. (2002). BrainPop - www.brainpop.com.
Games, video clips, and other activities related to math, science, and
technology for upper primary to secondary school children. Free access
is limited to three video viewings per day (other activities are
ITESL-J. (2002). ITESL-J links for students - a4esl.org. Quizzes and
interactive exercises. Sample pages:
Opp-Beckman, L. (1999). PiZZaZ: People interested in zippy and zany
- darkwing.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html. An extensive and useful
of online writing activities. Look at:
Return to English for Children page
sounds for Haiku inspiration
your own pseudo-Haiku
How to create "sausage
poems" - good for low-intermediate and up.
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Last updated 6 March 2002 by Deborah Healey, email@example.com