Newly Sighted Resources Not on the OTAN Site Yet


Sites with Video:

YouTube EDU http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400 A YouTube hub of videos and channels of more than 100 colleges and universities. Great for a variety of classes and uses.
Common Craft http://www.commoncraft.com/
History Channel http://www.history.com/videos
CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/video/?tag=bc
MSN NBC News Video http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
Fox News Video http://video.foxnews.com/
CNN News Video http://www.cnn.com/video/
Hulu ?? Blocked at SCOE
News Politics America Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/NewsPoliticsAmerica
5 min Life Videopedia http://www.5min.com/
Videojug http://www.videojug.com
SchoolTube.com http://www.schooltube.com/
ESLAmerica.us http://eslamerica.us/holidays.html Blair’s site
Wall Street Survivor http://www.walstreetsurvivor.com
http://technologytraining.edublogs.org/category/uncategorized/
Nobuna http://www.nobuna.com/English Listening exercises - a great site for listening comprehension


ESL


Staying Healthy for Beginners: an English learner’s Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living (Teacher’s Guide) http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/StayingHealthyTeacherGuide2014.pdf
Staying Healthy for Beginners is a curriculum that seeks to enhance students' understanding of health information, while at the same time improving their English language and literacy skills. It is aimed at high beginning EL learners. The Teacher Guide includes ideas for lessons and activities for incorporating health content in the classroom. The student version of Staying Healthy for Beginners, is available athttp://floridaliteracy.org/health_literacy_curriculum.html. Used together, the teacher and student guides seek to enhance students’ understanding of health information, while at the same time improving their English language and literacy skills.

Hopelink – Adult Education ESL Lesson Ideas http://www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport/ESL/ESLIdeas.htm Lessons posted here are specifically for Adult Education and cover several of the basic competencies for EL Civics

Cambridge English Language Teaching - Touchstone Arcade Series
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/touchstone/student/index.html
This site is from a book series by the same name that has 4 levels and each level has several units, but they can be used alone with some pre-teaching of the topics. There are a variety of self scoring activities including some with audio, drag & drop, crosswords, multiple choice, matching, and putting sentences in order to name a few. There are quite a few exercises that can be done on the Smartboard. Example: See Unit 1 - Neighborhood - What time is it? {Recommended by Fernanda Carrera)

Cambridge English Language Teaching - Ventures Series 1
http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/venturesadulted/venturesarcade/
This site is from a book series by the same name that has 4 levels and each level has several units, each with multiple parts, but they can be used alone with some pre-teaching of the topics. There are a variety of self scoring activities including some with audio, drag & drop, crosswords, multiple choice, matching, and putting sentences in order to name a few. There are quite a few exercises that can be done on the Smartboard. {Recommended by Fernanda Carrera)

They both come from here: http://www.reepworld.org/studentsite/favlinks.html
(a long list or really good site, many of them we already have but there are some new ones)

The main URL has something really good for EL Civics. I do 30.4 and 28.5 which are the medical objectives and it has two good sections on those: http://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/health/index.htm
(when you open it up, everyone of those squares is a different health topic)

There's also this: http://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/teacher_resources/index.htm

The story has audio, Text, exercises, lifeskills....and cards on the right side of the screen, just wonderful.
Conejo Valley El Civics Binder for their Objective 33.6 Identify & access employment and training resources needed to obtain & keep a job.

Integrating Civics and U.S. Citizenship Education into the Adult ESOL Classroom
http://www.valrc.org/resources/civics.html This guide provides a curriculum and corresponding activities so that teachers of adult English for Speakers of Other Languages at all levels might incorporate civics and citizenship education into the regular adult ESOL classroom curriculum. (.doc)

LIFE SKILLS, COLLEGE, AND CAREER READINESS GUIDE FOR ESOL LEARNERS
http://www.sabes.org/curriculum/esol/caela-guide-2011.pdf
This is a new, free resource for teachers to use in helping ESOL students develop the skills and knowledge they need to reach their goals – whether related to academic, job, or life skills. The guide is divided into three levels, basic (SPLs 0-3), intermediate (SPLs 4-5), and advanced (SPL 6) and is an extensive matrix of competencies and indicators to aid lesson planning, classroom activities, and counseling. The Guide provides teachers with sample activities to use in their classrooms to help ESOL students develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their "next steps" employment, academic, or life skills goals. This resource is NOT a list of skills, of which there are many examples, but a resource that translates those skills into interesting classroom activities. (.pdf)

Interactive Audio-Picture English Lessons (L-B) http://www.web-books.com/Language/Inter0/English_Main.htm
Picture based vocabulary with sound for correct pronunciation. Good for very low levels.

ESL Classroom materials http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/html/publications/publications.shtml
The New York City Commission on Human Rights has published free materials, including workbooks and video, on immigrant employment rights. Virginia programs interested in supplementing their ESL or EL/Civics programs with employment materials may find them worthwhile for classroom use or adaptation.

Instructional Resources for Citizenship http://mnliteracy.org/educators/citizenship-instruction/resources
The Minnesota Literacy Council has compiled a collection of excellent resources to help prepare students for the interview and the test of U.S. history and government. The site includes links to printable worksheets, interview tips for lower level learners, study materials, and vocabulary lists for the test.