Resources for English Language Learners
Below you'll find links that will help you better understand The SIOP Model, as well as online resources that are beneficial for both teachers and English Language Learners.
What is SIOP? This is the official page for The SIOP Model. Learn more about the eight components of SIOP or visit the resource library.
Colorin Colorado National website serving educators and families of English Language Learners in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12. Offers free research-based information, activities, advice to parents, schools, and communities.
WIDA A consortium of states that creates English as a Second Language (ESL) assessments and planning tools for teaching and learning.
Grammar and Spelling:
Grammarly Spelling and grammar checker for writing on the web
NoRedInk Instruction path for spelling, grammar and conventions
EasyBib Free bibliography tool
SpellingCity Online game practice for spelling and vocabulary words
Rewordify Simplifies online text for easy readability
Flocabulary Explains concepts with educational hip-hop
BrainPOP Activate background knowledge or learn new concepts through animated videos
Newsela Nonfiction articles on a variety of topics with leveled texts
ESOL Help Picture Dictionary Basic words defined by images
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online 15 themes, more than 6,000 words
ReadWriteThink Interactive literacy activities, graphic organizers, more
Mindmup Free online mind mapping
- Apples to Apples
- Heads Up
- Sequence Cards