ESL & EFL
The Learning Resources site was created to help adult ESL students reach a higher level of English literacy. Students in regular and ESL middle-school and high-school classrooms can use the site to practice reading comprehension skills. The CNN stories chosen each week are interesting to a wide audience and are often based on a social/cultural studies theme. Each story is offered in the original version and in an abridged format with easier vocabulary and sentence structure for learners with lower skill levels. The stories each have an interactive set of quiz activities, including Word Selection, Multiple Choice, Vocabulary, Sequencing, Questions and Answers, and Your Turn! -- an opportunity to express personal opinions about the story content.
Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Teachers and students of English as a second language will be interested in this site. The journal is published monthly, and an archive of past issues is available. Teachers will find lesson plans, articles, teaching techniques, and a searchable database of more than 5,000 links of interest.
ESL teachers will find a wealth of resources at this site. Lesson plans geared to TESOL ESL standards for Pre-K through 12 students include such topics as Amazing Animals, Thirteen Original Colonies, Pumpkin Science, and more. The list of lessons can be sorted by title or posting date. Teaching Tips includes classroom activities, related links, and other resources. Visitors to the site can join one of two discussion boards.