Websites for Parents
- Six Games for Reading
Games are a fun way for children to practice specific reading, writing, and spelling skills. They can spark a child’s interest, increase confidence in young readers and writers, and change the pace of a tutoring session.
- Colorín Colorado A national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs).
- US Department of Education Information for Parents
- 100 Home-School Literacy Activities for Kindergarten
- 100 Home-School Literacy Activities for First Grade
- 100 Home-School Literacy Activities for Second Grade
- 100 Home-School Literacy Activities for Third Grade
- ABC Teach A site for K-12 students and teachers. Also useful for ESL students. Contains many free printable pages and worksheets.
Reading Rockets Resources for Parents:
- How to Create a Home Library
- Tutoring and Volunteering
- Signs of a Struggling Reader
- Prepare Your Child for Testing
- 103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading
- Reading Together
- Getting Dads Involved
- Reading Tips for Parents (in 10+ Languages)
- Speaking in Tongues (Video)–A Documentary About Dual-Language Education
Other Useful Websites
- Dictionary.com Online dictionary, thesaurus, grammar, usage & style and writing resource.
- TOEFL The official website for the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
- ESL Conversation Classes ESL Classes at New Jersey Libraries
- LiteracyNJ Literacy New Jersey provides free instruction to adults who need help with reading, writing, math and speaking English. Trained volunteer tutors work with adults one-to-one or in small groups to help them improve their language and literacy skills so they can reach their life goals.
- Multilingual Glossary of Library Terms Created by the Association of College & Research Libraries, this Multilingual Glossary is designed to assist ESL speakers, as well as the librarians who work with them. It consists of eighty-five (85) of the most commonly used terms in academic libraries today.
- Mango Languages For beginners in a new language. Mango Basic is available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
- Rosetta Stone Provides innovative, personalized language and reading programs.
- QT-ESL Podcast Interactive oral exercises, grammar and pronunciation are the main focal points.
- Real English Conversations Improve your English conversation skills by listening to fun and entertaining English podcast conversations about everyday topics in American English. Learn new vocabulary, hear about American culture and get some great language learning tips in our lessons.
- Breaking News English These lesson plans teach ESL by focusing on recent news and global affairs. The website offers plenty of information about word usage, grammar, and more.
- U.S. Department of State The Department of State offers resources for learning English that often work in lessons on American culture. The website contains books, articles, and interactive lessons that cover a wide range of themes and subjects.
- U.S.A. Learns A free web site for helping adults to learn, read and write English that offers free instructional materials developed to teach basic language skills and help adults improve their English proficiency. It also features audio and video aids to make it easy to learn outside of the classroom format.