5.4.20

Happy May Everyone!

I wanted to let you know that I have added some Choice Boards and ESOL practice for all of you. 

Again, I miss you very much and hope you and your families are doing ok. As always, please feel free to contact me if you need anything sfreddaj@pwcs.edu.

Enjoy your week!

❤️ Mrs. Sfreddo  



4.19.20

Happy Monday ESOL Friends!

I hope that you all had a fun weekend!

I wanted to check-in and let you know that our ESOL Office Hours will be every Tuesday from 11:00-12:00.

You can reach me at sfreddaj@pwcs.edu with any questions you have or if you just want to say Hello! (You can always contact me at other times as well.)

I have also posted some new ESOL practice pages in my Virtual Schoolhouse. Please take a look. There are some fun activities for all grades! 

I want each and every one of you to know how much I miss you and your bright smiles!

Remember that I am here to help and to answer any questions you have.
I am posting some additional  - and fun - resources for you to use as you continue to practice your English language skills.

As always, let me know if there is anyway I can help and please stay safe.

❤️ Mrs. Sfreddo  

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.





ESL RESOURCES


Dear ESOL Parents,

Thank you for visiting my ESOL page. I hope all of you are continuing to stay safe at this time. The following are a few resources for my ESOL families to explore during our time away from the classroom. These sites and games are free and are offered to help your children continue to enhance their English language development. I will continue to add to these resources in the coming days and weeks.

I miss you all so much! Keep reading, practicing and learning!

Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

International Children’s Digital Library is a website that containis a collection of books from counties throughout the world. The books are offered in both English and native languages and reflect a wide range of cultures.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Colorin Colorado is a bilingual site for families of English language learners.

https://www.colorincolorado.org/

ESL at Home

This resource can be found in Files and Documents.  

These are hands-on activities for K-8 students.  They require only paper and pencil, and some materials that can be found around the house.