EL Resources for Teachers
booksResources for Teachers  books
Teachers, did you know that the EL Department has a variety of resources that you are welcome to use for your own lessons?
 
If you would like to check-out any of these resources, please contact the EL Teacher responsible for your school. Here's a small list of things we have:
 
Simple Spanish Phrases (Praise, Aptitude, and Concerns) when speaking or writing to students and parents: Spanish Teacher Companion

iPads
iPad
Teachers with English learners in their classroom can check-out iPads for their students to use. The iPads come preloaded with many apps that specifically target language, as well as content. Please see your EL teacher for more information.

Kindle Fires
Kindle
Kindle Fires are available to students currently in the ESL program. They can be checked out to teachers/students and can be a great resource for teachers who require students to read literature. Audiobooks are available on the Kindle Fire.
 
LeapPads
Leappad
LeapPads are great for students in K-2. Teachers may check out a LeapPad for their current ELs to use. The LeapPads come preloaded with several games that target math, phonemic awareness, reading, and language. 

English to a Beat
Folktales and songs for language learning- a fresh approach to teaching oral language, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. We have MANY cultural books to choose from. It also comes with a CD of the song that corrolates with the book. Ideal for small groups (we have many copies of each book).

english to a beat   E2B

 
Older Leap Pads
We have 5 older Leap Pads that are available for students to use and check-out to take home. We have also included a list of books that you may use with the Leap Pads.
Leap Frog  phonics

Books

 
Picture Dictionaries
Ideal for EL students, these dictionaries offer not only the meaning as a reference, but a picture too!
 
pic dictionary  picture dictionary 
 
 
IDEAS for Literature
Leveled books for EL students- focuses on grammar and writing
IDEAS
 
Example Pages:
  worksheet  Worksheet1
 
 
Funny and informative books about basic math and grammar skills
grammar books punctuation book
 
 
Science Books
Science books  compound
 
 
Graphic Novels- These are ideal for high school EL students who are studying Shakespeare or other novels. They re-tell the story in the form of a comic book. This allows students to have a better visual of what's happening in the story.
 
List of Novels Available:
Hamlet
Romeo & Juliet
Macbeth
Othello
The Scarlett Letter
Red Badge of Courage
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 
Macbeth  scarlett letter
 
graphic novel  novel
 
Picture books without text 
book  book1
 
 
As you can see, we have MANY books that your students might be interested in. Please let us know if you have a topic you are working on in class. We can try to find a book that might help your student. We also have leisure reads in several different languages.
 books  books
 
Hot Dots Jr.-Great for kindergarten and 1st grade. We have the following Hot Dot games: Beginning Phonics, Numbers & Counting, and Patterns & Sequencing
hot dots  
 
Vocabulary Sort Game- Sort cards by vehicles, animals, home, and foods 
vocab sort  
 
CVC cards and letter tiles 
cvc
 
Compound Word Flipchart 
compound  
 
Alphabet Soup Sorters 
ABC