Shared Resources for English and ESOL

The following resources have been shared by Steve Cooke, ex-chair of NALDIC for you to use in your classroom. If you have any resources you would like to share please send them in to EAL Highland.

Listen and fill in the missing verbs – Alex’s holiday

Sequencing short phrases activity to create a Snail poem

Animal Haikus

Animal Haikus instructions

Matching questions to parts of text – Penguins live in the Antarctic

Read All About It! News and Current Affairs Sites for Learning English

Here are some links to useful websites that can be used for the teaching of EAL Pupils.

News In Levels  is an American site that has different news stories that are pitched at 3 different levels. Key words are highlighted and explained and there are accompanying You Tube clips of the news stories being read out .

Breaking News has 7 different levels and accompanying question sheets that could be used for homework and getting pupils to think about the news story in more detail.

New Internationalist is a well known magazine looking at stories from the developing world. They have adapted their stories to be written in simpler English to be more accessible to pupils. Useful for developing Global Citizenship approaches in EAL teaching.

 

If anyone comes across further sites that may be useful, please post them in a comment to share.

World Stories website

This website contains lots of stories in many different languages. It has audio files and there is usually both English and other language version of the story. Once registered on the site, you have access to EAL guides which detail grammar and vocabulary included in the stories and other teacher guides and support.

World Stories website