Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Resources for English Language Learners

Thank you for visiting my Resources page, where new documents and videos (both FREE and VIP) for English Language Learning are added each week!  For access to the FREE Resources, simply sign-up for a FREE Membership here, or by clicking on any of the FREE Resources below.  For access to ALL Resources, including the ones labeled “VIP Members Only”, sign up for VIP Membership here.  Do you have ideas for new resources?  Please feel free to share any suggestions!

DAILY INTERACTION DIALOGUES
All Daily Interaction Dialogues contain a two-person dialogue, a page of dialogue comprehension questions, and an answer page.   
Calling 911 Daily Interaction Dialogue for English Language Learners
Calling the Police, 9-1-1!  Dialogue      (FREE)
**listen to “Calling the Police Dialogue” via YouTube
Cell Phone Store Dialogue      (VIP Members Only)
Grocery Store Dialogue    (VIP Members Only)
**listen to “Grocery Store Dialogue” via YouTube
Meeting a Neighbor Dialogue   (FREE)
**listen to “Meeting a Neighbor Dialogue” via YouTube
Ordering at Burger King Dialogue   (VIP Members Only)
Reporting a Child’s School Absence    (VIP Members Only)


AMERICAN HISTORY Reading Comprehension Passages with Questions and Visuals
*All American History resources contain Reading Comprehension passage page(s), a page of comprehension questions, and an answer page.
Abraham Lincoln   (VIP Members Only)
Flag Day  (FREE)
George Washington    (VIP Members Only)
Independence Day/ 4th of July  (FREE)
Mount Rushmore (VIP Members Only)
Pledge of Allegiance
 (VIP Members Only)
    * to hear The Pledge of Allegiance in song, listen to Obie Leff”s song on YouTube
Who’s on the Money of the U.S.A.?  (VIP Members Only)
Liberty Bell   (VIP Members Only)
Statue of Liberty   (VIP Members Only)
National Anthem/ War of 1812   (VIP Members Only)

GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Biography with Reading Comprehension Questions: Lay Lay, Karen Adult Refugee  (VIP Members Only)
Biography with Reading Comprehension Questions: Katie: American Adopted from South Korea  (VIP Members Only)
Biography with Reading Comprehension Questions: Nathan Todd: “The Muscle Motivator”  (FREE)
Biography with Reading Comprehension Questions: Rhay, Karen Child Refugee   (VIP Members Only)

Evaluation: Rate your English Status  (VIP Members Only)

Questions–Getting to Know You!    (VIP Members Only)
“My Country” Question & Answer with Visuals       (FREE)
Weekend Past Tense   (VIP Members Only)
Weekend Future Tense  (VIP Members Only)
My Family   (VIP Members Only)

 

READERS THEATERS
Read my blogpost about how I use Readers Theaters to teach reading and speaking confidence, pronunciation, expression and volume, listening, teamwork, and all four domains of language learning: reading, writing, speaking, and listening!

Readers Theater Student Reflection Sheet  (FREE)
Readers Theater RUBRIC/FEEDBACK FORM  (FREE)

All Readers Theater documents contain scripts, with illustration boxes and lines for captions, and comprehension questions.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett  (VIP Members Only)
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein  (VIP Members Only)
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry  (FREE)
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss  (VIP Members Only)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  (FREE)   

 

 

MORE READING COMPREHENSION
Comprehension Strategies    (FREE)
Reader’s Response Journal Letter Format    (FREE)
Prompts for Reader’s Response Journal Letter   (FREE)
Reader’s Response Journal Example for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo      (FREE)
Reader’s Response Journal Example for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume  (VIP Members Only)
Reader’s Response Journal Example for The Wall by Eve Bunting   (VIP Members Only)

SEASONAL Reading Comprehension Passages with Questions and Visuals
     *All Seasonal resources contain Reading Comprehension passage page(s), a page of comprehension questions, and an answer page.
Image result for the first thanksgiving
Flag Day   
(FREE)
Independence Day/4th of July!   (FREE)
Labor Day   (VIP Members Only)
“Let It Snow” Song lyrics Reading Comprehension (VIP Members Only)
Memorial Day   (VIP Members Only)
The First Thanksgiving   (VIP Members Only)
What was the First Thanksgiving Like?   (VIP Members Only)
Thanksgiving– Squanto Biography  (VIP Members Only)
Thanksgiving “was/ were” Sentences   (VIP Members Only)
Thanksgiving Vocabulary   (VIP Members Only)

WRITING PROMPTS
Dr. Seuss Quotes– What Character Lessons Can You Learn?  (FREE)
Gratitude Speaking and Writing Prompts   (FREE)
Reflection about Total and Perfect Silence (TAPS) Mindfulness Technique    (FREE)

PERSONAL NARRATIVE WRITING UNIT
Personal Narrative Unit (100+ slides) PowerPoint  (VIP Members Only)
Personal Narrative Revision & Editing Checklist  (VIP Members Only)

ESSAY WRITING UNIT
Essay Unit (100+ slides) PowerPoint (VIP Members Only)
Boxes and Bullets– lesson for subtopics and details organization  (VIP Members Only)
Revision & Editing Checklist  (VIP Members Only)

GRAMMAR
Tenses Chart  (VIP Members Only)
Adjectives– 5 Senses   (VIP Members Only)
Prepositions   (VIP Members Only)
Was/Were   (VIP Members Only)