Practical ESL Resources



Khan Academy: This site includes many useful videos about different topics.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Listening


Speaking

A. The Art of Public Speaking
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/007256296x/student_view0/chapter1/
B. To deliver a Public Speak
https://learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=36855
.
Reading
A. Freytag's Pyramid and Short Story Elements

www.teacherweb.com/CA/.../Rosenthal/PlotLecture-ElementsofaStory.ppt
http://www.slideshare.net/mrmadden/freytags-pyramid
http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=34065 (click on the button "Plot")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ39symeugw
http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Holt-EOL2/default.htm (references for different selections)
B. Character Traits
http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/kochan/charactertraits.html
http://www.adlc.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=429&Itemid=117
http://www.csun.edu/~sp20558/dis/discover.html
http://www.characterfirst.com/aboutus/qualities/

C. Reading Skill: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions


http://www.testdesigner.com/questions/Making_Inferences_and_Drawing_Conclusions
http://www.education.com/study-help/article/making-inferences_answer/

http://quizlet.com/3040542/test/ (Rules of the Game)

D. Vocabulary:



http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_c.php

www.vocabularyworkshop.com

E. Poetry


http://www.tc.umn.edu/~rozai001/poetry/reading.html

http://home.olemiss.edu/~egjbp/readpoem.html

http://quizlet.com/5143585/poetry-terms-quiz-flash-cards/ (quiz)
http://www.purposegames.com/game/poetry-terms-quiz-quiz
http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Poetic-Terms-Quiz-6032004/
http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/paraphrase.pdf



1. General

http://www.gamequarium.com/readquarium/skillsi-p.html
http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/readingliterature/readingstrategies/inferences.htm#inferences
http://www.philtulga.com/Riddles.html
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/inferencep.cfm
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/848
http://www.education.com/study-help/article/making-inferences_answer/
http://www.laflemm.com/RfT/DrawingConclusionsEx.html
http://www.testdesigner.com/questions/Making_Inferences_and_Drawing_Conclusions
http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/as/309.HTM
https://sites.google.com/a/bismarckr5.org/7th-grade-english/the-reading-process#TOC-SUMMARIZING-AND-PARAPHRASING

Mood-Tone
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/12268.aspx
http://missolive.hubpages.com/hub/Teaching-Tone-and-Mood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f927E64EIQ0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQP2CIgR2s&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNX2Xlibc9A&feature=related (lesson plan)
http://www.slideshare.net/englishross/tone-and-mood-3595728
Formal Vs. Informal tone
http://writing121.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/informal-vs-formal-writing
http://elearn.bbc.edu/file.php/1/Guidelines_for_Effective_Academic_Writing_1_.pdf
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/profsLessons/module%202/business%20writing%20skills%20lesson%202.html
http://www.word-mart.com/html/formal_and_informal_writing.html
http://ww2.sjc.edu/archandouts/toneaudience.pdf
http://www.courseworks.unimelb.edu.au/researchandwriting/academicstyle.php
http://www.libraryvideo.com/guides/V6226.
Subjective Vs. Objective Tone
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1837_aae/page47.shtml
www.irsc.edu/uploadedFiles/Students/.../**Tone**-**and**-Purpose.pdf


. 2. Selections

Rules of the Game
http://woodsenglish2a.blogspot.com/2007/12/rules-of-game.html
https://honorsenglishi.wikispaces.com/Rules+of+the+Game

Grammar


A. Fragments and Run-ons

www.iconlogic.com/pdf/abrams.pdf (acivities)
http://www.quia.com/pop/37752.html?AP_rand=232076526 (Quiz)
http://www.grammar-worksheets.com/worksheets/Lesson.Comma.Splices.pdf


B. Sentences

http://www.northwood.org.uk/complex%20sentences%20home.htm
(Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex sentences)
http://www.eslbee.com/sentences.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqdBZZToCpw&feature=related (the sentence Song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBTsinJIqdc (simple, compound, and complex sentences)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUKCRlBJb-A (compound sentences)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll6Pium9d50&feature=related (compound sentences)

C. Tenses

http://www.englishleap.com/grammar/tenses ( After you read rules, Scroll down and click on green titles to practice exercises-shared by Nour B-gr 7, 2012)
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=414 (Shared by Hasan Arabi-gr 8- 2012-2013)

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs5.htm (simple Past-Present Perfect)
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs7.htm (Present Perfect-Present Perfect Progressive)
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/presentperfect.html (present Perfect Vs. Present Perfect Progressive-Simple Past)
NEW
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpre-prepro/tests?test1
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_present_progressive.htm

http://www.engvid.com/
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs3.htm (simple past-past progressive)
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs11.htm (simple past-past perfect)
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs15.htm (Present Continuous/ Simple Past /Present Perfect Continuous / Past Perfect Continuous)
http://www.englishtenses.com/test/romance_novel1 (NEW-Practice all tenses)

D. Conjunctions
http://www.elc.byu.edu/classes/buck/w_garden/classes/buck/transitions.html
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2984
http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_paired.htm
http://www.englishdaily626.com/conjunctions.php?020

E. Modal auxiliaries

http://sdrv.ms/SA0ysW

F. Relative Caluses

http://bogglesworldesl.com/RelativeClauseCrosswords.htm
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/evab2001/fun-relative-clauses-games-4
http://www.grammarbank.com/english-grammar-exercises.html
http://englishisfun07.blogspot.com/2008/03/unit-6-relative-clauses.html
http://www.esl-lounge.com/level4/lev4defnondefrelclausesans.php

G. Noun Clauses


http://buckhoff.topcities.com/noun_clauses.htm ( Practice Quiz 1 and Quiz 4)

http://www.ehow.com/info_12152323_activities-noun-clauses.html
https://blackboard.uoregon.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_339582_1%26url%3D
http://www.ehow.com/info_12152323_activities-noun-clauses.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_10tMgTq1s (short-3 types)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh5h5Jc5pJE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fBcxrkbrcc
http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/esl-noun-clauses1.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOyx1yn8biw

H. Adjective Clauses



http://www.sinclair.edu/centers/tlc/pub/handouts_worksheets/grammar_punctuation_writing/clause_adjective%20.pdf (with answers)
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/adj1.htm (with answers)
http://www.englishpractice.com/improve/adjective-clauses-exercise-1/ (with answers)
http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Orange%20Level/Exercises_for_the_Orange_Level/Exercise_5_adjective_clauses_ANSWERS.html
http://www.myenglishteacher.net/adjectiveclauseswithwhose.html
http://www.waynecc.edu/pdf/asc/english/AdjectiveClauses.pdf
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/adjcl-diagnostic.html (with answers)
http://www.myenglishteacher.net/adjectiveclauses.html
http://www.myenglishteacher.net/when_where_adjectiveclauses.html

I. Subject Verb Agreement
http://www.chompchomp.com/exercises.htm

Writing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAvsXeJAqM (paragraph writing-Song)
http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/students/Paragraph%20Writing%20Exercises.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZoTi7eJGbU
http://languagearts.pppst.com/paragraphs.html (Slideshow presentations on how to write a paragraph)
http://www.grammarbook.com/default.asp ( helpful rules, real-world examples, and FUN quizzes e.g punctuation rules, etc.)
http://webster.commnet.edu/sensen/part3/sixteen/techniques_conclusions.html (writing a concluding sentence and a concluding paragraph-excercises)
http://www.slideshare.net/kjhatzi/types-of-narrative-leads (personal narrative)
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/2992
http://www.stlcc.edu/Student_Resources/Academic_Resources/Writing_Resources/Writing_Handouts/concluding_paragraphs.pdf
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/narratives/index.html
http://academichelp.net/samples/essays/narrative/life-long-best-friends.html
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/minliu/pbl/ESOL/conclu.htm
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/minliu/pbl/ESOL/conclu.htm
http://tesolman.com/my-classroom/response-journal/favorite-celebrities-descriptive-paragraphs-2
http://www.slideshare.net/lnahrawi/narrative-writing-teachers-copy-presentation (gr 8)
http://ebookbrowse.com/9th-grade-narrative-essay-ppt-pptx-d259629359
http://www.powershow.com/view/248238-ZjAxN/Moving_to_the_Five_Paragraph_Narrative_Essay_powerpoint_ppt_presentation (gr 11)
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/cause/cause_frames.htm
http://mrsm1002.pbworks.com/w/page/70407716/Esohe%20O%20Compare%20Contrast
http://mrsm1002.pbworks.com/w/page/77108792/Argumentative%20Essay%20EO
http://www.mrmulgrew.com/writing_an_effective_introduction_Respect_Essay.htm (introductions)
http://education.vu.edu.au/suc_learn/VUTwebsite/AppliedLearningDocuments/money%20stuff.pdf (concluding paragraph )

Effective Essays and A+ thesis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6IOSMviS4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U304CZiFgO0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RORGYDgbxPI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HePQWodWiQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWqMQ26Gqi4

Viewing

http://sites.google.com/site/thesmalltowncritic/the-small-town-critic-s-movie-film-review-lesson-plan
http://www.teachingliterature.org/teachingliterature/pdf/multi/smoke_signals_godlewski.pdf
Dictionary
www.merriam-webster.com

Poetry:
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/mainguides/poetrythesis.htm
Miscellaneous

Renaissance and Macbeth

http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/playmenu.php?WorkID=macbeth (cause-effect rubric)
http://mrstabler.wordpress.com/category/literature/

http://sse6348-renaissance.weebly.com/lesson-planprocedures.html (renaissance plans)

http://www.historyhaven.com/AP%20Prep%20WH/Renaissance_and_Reformation.htm (causes and effects of Renaissance -Humanism)

http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/exploration.html
http://thisismacbeth.com/

Games

A collection of classic online games. Challenging, fun and suitable for kids of all ages

http://www.allmixedup.com
http://www.svusd.org/p_subject.asp?sid=5335 (language arts)
http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=29877
B. Different Skills
http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-la.html (ppt related to different language skills)
http://betterlesson.com/lesson/25964/9-3-drawing-conclusions (science skills)
http://funnydemotivationalposters.com/ (creating a poster)
http://www.slideshare.net/weirdsister_ann/ctl2012-presentation (JD)

Research
https://www.papermasters.com/conclusions_recommendations.html (Research)
http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/transcendentalism-impact-on-american-literature.html (transcend video)