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Here are some additional (free) ESL Websites

1. Fun Brain

There are over 100 interactive activities here to help kids from preschool to grade 8 develop skills in English literacy.

Featured resource: Grammar Gorillas, a game where players have to recognize parts of speech to feed bananas to gorillas.

2. PBS Kids

It’s worth it to spend time digging through all the interactive resources that this website has to offer. Featuring resources such as writing contests, videos, apps and digital resources for educators, children will never tire of the wide variety of activities on this website.

3. Literacy Center

Featuring over 150 million online games and printable activities for preschool children, the resources on this website aim to encourage playful learning for children. Resources include print writing practice and games to practice letters on the keyboard.

4. Literactive

This website features reading resources for children from preschool to first grade. There are guided reading materials and supplemental reading resources as well as phonic activities so kids can have fun while completing levels. Everything is developed by teachers and parents in the US, so you can rest assured that the resources have been tested.

Featured resource: Road to Reading. Download this program featuring interactive activities to help children develop phonemic skills.

5. Story Starter Jr.

Selected as one of the 10 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest Magazine, Story Starter Jr. generates a random story starter to get kids’ imaginations kick-started and help them to create a story of their own.

6. Highlights Kids

The website is equally as fun as the activities featured in their monthly print magazine. Resources include animated stories, a poetry maker and a section where kids can send in their work and be featured on the website.

Featured resource: Hidden Pictures, where children have to look for images hidden inside a larger picture.