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ABC song


ABC song
ABC songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT2PH-13uto

Words in alphabetical order to a song rhythm (year 1)

Alphabet Song

ABC Song by Snap Smart Kids Kid's Songs - YouTube

ABC Song by Snap Smart Kids Kid’s Songs – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/aa-96Tv-dyoABCSong by Snap Smart Kids Kid’s Songs. Alphabet Song. Join the Snap Smart Kids as they sing the ABC Song. Also known as the Alphabet Song.

Big numbers


Big numbers
Big numbershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

Song of all numbers. My kids loved this in 4th grade!

Book Recommendations


Book Recommendations
Book Recommendationshttps://webenglish.se/childrens-books/

WebEnglish.se presents a list of 52 Children’s Books suitable for English ESL/EFL classes 2-9 in Sweden

BrainPOP


BrainPOP
BrainPOPhttps://esl.brainpop.com/

A course in beginner English. Only the first unit on each level is free

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,


Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
Brown Bear, Brown Bear,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHCYgO9zh8

Bill Martin reads/sings Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (year 1-2)

Charlie and Lola


Charlie and Lola
Charlie and Lolahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CharlieLola+KidoWorld

A series of 36 episodes with two siblings and their everday struggles, 10-11 min each. (yr 3-4)

Children’s Books

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacyhttps://www.uniteforliteracy.com/Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books – Very easy books to read and listen to.

Color Songs Collection Vol. 1


Color Songs Collection Vol. 1
Color Songs Collection Vol. 1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGa3AqeqRy0

Learn Colours with songs and Nursery Rhymes. The text is visible, but the words are all very basic and easy to understand in the written form.

Days of the Week

Days of the Week DVD Song - YouTube
Days of the Week DVD Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iWzwVvhRTO0Hey kids! Let’s learn the Days of the Week! It’s a fast song, can you keep up?

Describing animals

Describing animals - YouTube
Describing animals – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/CYMclpp9aQ8Animated guessing game with well known wild animals. More about animals in the theme Animals, yr 3

e-books Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl for School and Home

Oxford Owl for School and Homehttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

English Kids TV


English Kids TV
English Kids TVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cKeythmdQE

English Short Stories For Kids – English Cartoons With English Subtitles

Epic Books

Epic! - Books for Kids

Epic! – Books for Kidshttps://www.getepic.com/app/Instant access to thousands of great kids books.  An educator’s account is free

Free Children’s Stories


Free Children's Stories

Free Children’s Storieshttps://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Choose before you show the page as there are native speaker age-levels (yr 3-4)

Greetings


Greetings
Greetingshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVIFEVLzP4o

All greetings in one song. Text is first invisible but visible on the encore.

Kidz Club, Reading level 2 and 3


Kidz Club, Reading level 2 and 3
Kidz Club, Reading level 2 and 3http://kizclub.com/reading2.htm

Simple, short books to print or read online with basic elementary vocabulary (yr 3-6)

Land Before Time

The Land Before Time - Trailer - YouTube

The Land Before Time – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/X-rpEUuxgmYFrom Steven Spielberg and George Lucas comes the animated classic that started a global phenomenon.

Little Fox


Little Fox
Little Foxhttps://www.littlefox.com/en/readers/contents_list/DP000357

Five free films with simple vocabulary. Watch in Page by Page mode if you want to see the text

Magic English Disney 1-32


Magic English Disney 1-32

Magic English Disney 1-32https://agendaweb.org/videos/magic/index.html

YouTube series from Disney, introducing new English vocabulary and phrases in themed 25-min programmes. Suits even younger kids.

Months

Months Of The Year Song - YouTube

Months Of The Year Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/5enDRrWyXawIt’s a months-of-the-year song to the tune of Michael Finnegan or the Ten Little song.

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes


Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymeshttps://youtu.be/iwgfEQk4p4U

Wheels on the Bus and More Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose Club Playlist!

Mr. Nussbaum

Fun, Free Literacy, Phonics, and Spelling Games «

Fun, Free Literacy, Phonics, and Spelling Games «https://www.mrnussbaum.com/langgames/Fun, Free Literacy, Phonics, and Spelling Games   MrNussbaum.com offers 38 Super Fun Spelling, Phonics, Alphabet, Grammar, & Vocab. Games (plus other language arts skill games).

Numbers 1-10

10 Little Numbers - YouTube

10 Little Numbers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/dk9Yt1PqQiwA numbers song to the ten little tune. It’s designed to help children learn the names and the spelling of numbers. Original arrangement by A.J. Jenkins. Perf…

Numbers Counting to 10 Collection Vol. 1


Numbers Counting to 10 Collection Vol. 1

Numbers Counting to 10 Collection Vol. 1https://youtu.be/glkQwKA5_PU

Kids Learn to Count with Songs and Nursery Rhymes, basic vocabulary. The text is visible.

Reading A-Z


Reading A-Z
Reading A-Zhttps://www.readinga-z.com/ell/ell-leveled-reader-packs/

Leveled Reading, book packages in pdf to read online or print out. 14-day FREE TRIAL.

Room on the Broom

Room On The Broom - Special Edition (HD Remastered) Audio Book - YouTube

Room On The Broom – Special Edition (HD Remastered) Audio Book – YouTube (9:59)https://youtu.be/1e9HMtTY5yEBritish comedian and actress Josie Lawrence brings to life another wonderful story from Julia Donaldson about a witch, her friends and a broom.

Spycat


Spycat
Spycathttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/spycat

An animated story, with subtitles, from British Council, year 3-5

Starfall


Starfall
Starfallhttp://www.starfall.com/

A website with simple reading and listening in various levels, 2-6

The Alphabet and Phonics Chant

Phonics Song | Alphabet Song - YouTube

Phonics Song | Alphabet Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/40jGKOlBd4MNew Version of This Phonics chant to help students practice and review their phonics and alphabet at home.

The Little Prince in Levels

The Little Prince
The Little Princehttp://thelittleprinceinlevels.com/This book is written in simplified English. The name of the book is The Little Prince. It is about a little man on the planet Earth.

The Present


The Present
The Presenthttps://vimeo.com/152985022

(4:19) Watch, discuss and write about (theme handicap)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animated Film - YouTube

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animated Film – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/NaD63CQ61GoFrom the very talented people at Illuminated Films comes this beautiful film of the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Weekdays

Days of the Week DVD Song - YouTube

Days of the Week DVD Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iWzwVvhRTO0Hey kids! Let’s learn the Days of the Week! It’s a fast song, can you kee up?

Winnie the Witch Picture Dictionary

Winnie the Witch Picture Dictionary on Vimeo

Winnie the Witch Picture Dictionary on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/110296242This is “Winnie the Witch Picture Dictionary” by Teachersteam on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Winnie’s House, Part 1

Winnie's house part 1 - YouTube

Winnie’s house part 1 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/2_Ct8opPSjkThe story of Winnie, her cat and her house (5:40) on YouTube. Then the same with captions. Part 2 follows.

Writing Topics


Writing Topics
Writing Topicshttp://www.englishactivities.net/english-topics-esl

Here is some help to find topics for elementary writing practice (yr 3-6)

Ziggity Zoom Stories

Stories | Ziggity Zoom
Stories | Ziggity Zoomhttp://www.ziggityzoom.com/stories.phpHave fun reading our Kids online interactive stories, which are perfect to read to your child or let preschool or school age children read themselves. Our free online stories, with audio, are easy…

Tongue Twisters

ESL tongue twisters for English pronunciation practice
ESL tongue twisters for English pronunciation practicehttp://download-esl.com/tonguetwisters/easy/easytongue.htmlEasy English Tongue Twisters + mp3 Downloads . The mp3 downloads have a higher sound quality than the online versions. The downloadable mp3 are for ESL teachers and students who want to carry the…

The Little Prince in Levels

The Little Prince
The Little Princehttp://thelittleprinceinlevels.com/This book is written in simplified English. The name of the book is The Little Prince. It is about a little man on the planet Earth.

Ziggity Zoom Stories

Stories | Ziggity Zoom
Stories | Ziggity Zoomhttp://www.ziggityzoom.com/stories.phpHave fun reading our Kids online interactive stories, which are perfect to read to your child or let preschool or school age children read themselves. Our free online stories, with audio, are easy…

Writing Topics


Writing Topics
Writing Topicshttp://www.englishactivities.net/english-topics-esl

Here is some help to find topics for elementary writing practice (yr 3-6)

Writing Sparks


Writing Sparks
Writing Sparkshttps://writingsparks.com/

Writing Sparks lets students select a writing genre and then provides an outline for students to write the essay.

Word Hippo


Word Hippo

Word Hippohttps://www.wordhippo.com/

Play with words: Find Similar or Opposite words for the one you are learning

WordVille


WordVille
WordVillehttps://wordville.com/ReadingComp/index.html

Reading Comprehension Texts in several levels, interactive questions, 1:1

Winnie’s House, Part 1

Winnie's house part 1 - YouTube

Winnie’s house part 1 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/2_Ct8opPSjkThe story of Winnie, her cat and her house (5:40) on YouTube. Then the same with captions. Part 2 follows.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are --TRAILER-- - YouTube

Where the Wild Things Are –TRAILER– – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/01-PqqifyjAWhere the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama adapted from Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book Where the Wild Things Are.

Warmers, Fillers, Ideas for Substitute Teachers


Warmers, Fillers, Ideas for Substitute Teachers
Warmers, Fillers, Ideas for Substitute Teachershttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Substituting-5-6.pdf

These are my favourite games that I have used for ages and they work well. They suit especially well if you are suddenly put in front of a class you do not know so well.

Tiny Texts


Tiny Texts
Tiny Textshttps://tinytexts.wordpress.com/

Very short texts with audio and a discussion question (yr 6-7)

The Storymaker


The Storymaker
The Storymakerhttps://www.readathon.org/the-storymaker/

Be a 30-second author with our ever-popular Storymaker Game

The Secret Door


The Secret Door
The Secret Doorhttp://www.safestyle-windows.co.uk/secret-door/

Click the door to find a secret place to write about. What happens there?

The Present


The Present
The Presenthttps://vimeo.com/152985022

(4:19) Watch, discuss and write about (theme handicap)

The Giving Tree


The Giving Tree
The Giving Treehttps://webenglish.se/the-giving-tree/

A theme page about the book Giving Tree by Shel SIlverstein from 1964 (yr 4-9)

The Alphabet and Phonics Chant

Phonics Song | Alphabet Song - YouTube

Phonics Song | Alphabet Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/40jGKOlBd4MNew Version of This Phonics chant to help students practice and review their phonics and alphabet at home.

Teach With Movies


Teach With Movies
Teach With Movieshttp://www.teachwithmovies.org/char-devel-index-1.htm

LESSON PLANS BASED ON MOVIES & FILM! Suitable movies categorised according to a major theme, mostly for yr 7-9, some for yr 5-6

Storyline


Storyline
Storylinehttps://www.storylineonline.net/

Short stories read by actors. Listen and Read.

Starfall


Starfall
Starfallhttp://www.starfall.com/

A website with simple reading and listening in various levels, 2-6

Say It In Six


Say It In Six
Say It In Sixhttp://www.sixwordmemoirs.com

How to write six-word memoirs. Registering required. Suggestion: Let the students choose the most important word of their lives and then write a 6-word sentence.

Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox


Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Foxhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/fantastic-mr-fox-9780141329109

Suits years 5-6, even slower readers in year 7. A film version is available at Amazon.co.uk.

Room on the Broom

Room On The Broom - Special Edition (HD Remastered) Audio Book - YouTube

Room On The Broom – Special Edition (HD Remastered) Audio Book – YouTube (9:59)https://youtu.be/1e9HMtTY5yEBritish comedian and actress Josie Lawrence brings to life another wonderful story from Julia Donaldson about a witch, her friends and a broom.

ReadTheory.org

Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory

ReadTheoryhttps://readtheory.org/Online Reading Activities | Accompany your students on a journey through our vast library of reading comprehension content.

Reading A-Z


Reading A-Z
Reading A-Zhttps://www.readinga-z.com/ell/ell-leveled-reader-packs/

Leveled Reading, book packages in pdf to read online or print out. 14-day FREE TRIAL.

Random Questions and Answers


Random Questions and Answers
Random Questions and Answershttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ques-ans.pdf

Question and Answer Cards to copy, laminate and cut. Copy the Qs and As on different colour papers (3 sheets each).

Opening Lines

21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children's Books - WeAreTeachers

21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children’s Books – WeAreTeachershttps://www.weareteachers.com/21-of-the-best-opening-lines-in-childrens-books/We’ve gathered the best opening lines books for kids or young adults have to offer. Idea: Ask students to continue the story before revealing the title.

News in Easy English


News in Easy English
News in Easy Englishhttps://newsineasyenglish.com/

Weekly updated news to listen to at two speeds, year 5-6

Nanny McPhee

NANNY McPHEE (2005) - Official Movie Trailer - YouTube

NANNY McPHEE (2005) – Official Movie Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/YFcsn70hlHQNanny McPhee is a 2005 fantasy film starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth.

Mr. Nussbaum

Fun, Free Literacy, Phonics, and Spelling Games «

Fun, Free Literacy, Phonics, and Spelling Games «https://www.mrnussbaum.com/langgames/Fun, Free Literacy, Phonics, and Spelling Games   MrNussbaum.com offers 38 Super Fun Spelling, Phonics, Alphabet, Grammar, & Vocab. Games (plus other language arts skill games).

Middle School


Middle School
Middle Schoolhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/sok?q=Middle+School+James+Patterson

A series with at least 10 books about a boy, illustrated. AdLibris has several.

Magic English Disney 1-32


Magic English Disney 1-32

Magic English Disney 1-32https://agendaweb.org/videos/magic/index.html

YouTube series from Disney, introducing new English vocabulary and phrases in themed 25-min programmes. Suits even younger kids.

Lion King II Simba’s Pride

The Lion King (1994) Trailer - YouTube
The Lion King (1994) Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/f0fReuRs890Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne.

Kidz Club, Reading level 2 and 3


Kidz Club, Reading level 2 and 3
Kidz Club, Reading level 2 and 3http://kizclub.com/reading2.htm

Simple, short books to print or read online with basic elementary vocabulary (yr 3-6)

I am a Pizza

i am a pizza - YouTube

I am a pizza – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/SjzvF5Nb0c4A song to play with food ingredients. Let students make their own pizza song by Emily Bryan

Hook

Hook - Official® Trailer [HD] - YouTube

Hook – Official® Trailer [HD] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/TyMEOfA7tFM A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan

Funbrain e-Books


Funbrain e-Books

Funbrain e-Bookshttps://www.funbrain.com/books

See also banner below. Find Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Galactic Hot Dogs” for a reluctant reader to enjoy. ”

Free Children’s Stories


Free Children's Stories

Free Children’s Storieshttps://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Choose before you show the page as there are native speaker age-levels (yr 3-4)

Epic Books

Epic! - Books for Kids

Epic! – Books for Kidshttps://www.getepic.com/app/Instant access to thousands of great kids books.  An educator’s account is free

English Stories For Kids


English Stories For Kids
English Stories For Kidshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE7pgJgUoaY

(34:31) 5 well-known stories read slowly, with the book pages to help understanding

English Kids TV


English Kids TV
English Kids TVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cKeythmdQE

English Short Stories For Kids – English Cartoons With English Subtitles

e-books Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl for School and Home

Oxford Owl for School and Homehttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

Dream Reader Academic English


Dream Reader Academic English
Dream Reader Academic Englishhttp://dreamreader.net/Lesson/academic-english/

Interesting Reading Comprehension texts with a quiz. Choose the right level from Beginner (yr 6+) to Advanced (yr 9+)

Days of the Week

Days of the Week DVD Song - YouTube
Days of the Week DVD Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iWzwVvhRTO0Hey kids! Let’s learn the Days of the Week! It’s a fast song, can you keep up?

Countries and Nationalities


Countries and Nationalities
Countries and Nationalitieshttps://youtu.be/jdedFee84yI

(10:34) Learn the names, adjectives and inhabitants of some countries

Classroom Games


Classroom Games
Classroom Gameshttp://www.eslgamesplus.com/classroom-games/

Word games to be played on an Interactive Whiteboard. My 5th graders love these.

Children’s Books

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacyhttps://www.uniteforliteracy.com/Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books – Very easy books to read and listen to.

Charlie and Lola


Charlie and Lola
Charlie and Lolahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CharlieLola+KidoWorld

A series of 36 episodes with two siblings and their everday struggles, 10-11 min each. (yr 3-4)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyB4s9eox2o

Trailer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a 2005 film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. (Wikipedia)

Breaking News English

Easy News English Lessons: Breaking News English ESL Materials

Easy News English Lessons: Breaking News English ESL Materialshttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/easy-news-english.htmleasy news English, news, ideas, online activities and printable handouts that save you time – for news English and current events lessons.

Book Recommendations


Book Recommendations
Book Recommendationshttps://webenglish.se/childrens-books/

WebEnglish.se presents a list of 52 Children’s Books suitable for English ESL/EFL classes 2-9 in Sweden

BookBox.com


BookBox.com
BookBox.comhttps://www.youtube.com/user/bookboxinc

(ca 4-7 min each) Stories for Children with subtitles

Ba Ba Dum


Ba Ba Dum
Ba Ba Dumhttps://babadum.com/

Easy game to play, vocabulary level varies

A Lesson a Day


A Lesson a Day

A Lesson a Dayhttps://community.eflclassroom.com/page/a-lesson-a-day

Use this interactive presentation to have a new group chat every day (year 5-8)

100 free short English stories for ESL learners


100 free short English stories for ESL learners
100 free short English stories for ESL learnershttps://www.rong-chang.com/qa2/

For each story there is a choice of two recordings to listen to. Good stories, but the activities are difficult to manage for a class. Best done individually (Year 7-8)

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle Schoolhttps://www.rethinkela.com/2014/05/40-excellent-short-stories-for-middle-school/Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story.

5 tips for impressive Public Speaking

5 tips for impressive Public Speaking - YouTube (10:01)
5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – YouTube (10:01)https://youtu.be/NINQjgyMEwI5 tips for impressive Public Speaking – Speak with confidence | Personality Development

5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasure


5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasure
5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasurehttp://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better

Julian Treasure gives an 8-minute TED talk about how we can improve our listening skills in the world of noise.

8 traits of successful people


8 traits of successful people
8 traits of successful peoplehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOl0v54DaXo

A collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world (7:17)

A Cool Spelling Test That 95% of People Fail

Edpuzzle
Edpuzzlehttps://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5b94dc2268675340ade40e0d/watchEdpuzzle assignment. Make video delivery an interactive experience. Students watch the lesson while answering the quizzes. The teacher gets the powerful hassle-free analytics.

A Lesson a Day


A Lesson a Day

A Lesson a Dayhttps://community.eflclassroom.com/page/a-lesson-a-day

Use this interactive presentation to have a new group chat every day (year 5-8)

An Education


An Education
An Educationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn9IMe5jmf0

8-9th grade. 100 min. An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. (Wikipedia)

Awesome Stories


Awesome Stories
Awesome Storieshttps://www.awesomestories.com/

Some students prefer factual stories to imagined ones (yr 9)

Ba Ba Dum


Ba Ba Dum
Ba Ba Dumhttps://babadum.com/

Easy game to play, vocabulary level varies

Book Recommendations


Book Recommendations
Book Recommendationshttps://webenglish.se/childrens-books/

WebEnglish.se presents a list of 52 Children’s Books suitable for English ESL/EFL classes 2-9 in Sweden

Book Report Qs

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfiction

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfictionhttps://www.dailyteachingtools.com/reader-response-questions.htmlReader Response Questions: These prompts give students focus and purpose as they respond in writing to fiction and nonfiction they have read

Books for Reluctant Readers

The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader in Middle School

The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader in Middle Schoolhttps://www.weareteachers.com/the-perfect-book-for-every-type-of-reluctant-reader-i-see-in-middle-school/I love reluctant readers. Finding the right book for them is like waiting for the long, skinny brick in a game of Tetris when you have the perfect spot.

Breaking News English

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News Materials | Current Events | ESL Materials

Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News Materials | Current Events | ESL Materialshttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/English News Lessons in 7 levels with graded multi-level listening and variable scrolled-reading, and all-skills activities.

Chase Your Dream

Les Brown - Chase Your Dream - YouTube

Les Brown – Chase Your Dream – YouTube (6:31)https://youtu.be/EUi49ghfTLMLes Brown – Chase Your Dream. Les Brown recounts how he scored his dream job in the most impossible way.

CommonLit

CommonLit | Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources

CommonLit https://www.commonlit.org/Free Reading Passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12.

Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Creative Writing Journal Promptshttps://www.superteacherworksheets.com/journal-prompts.htmlThis page contains creative journal writing prompts for students. Super Teacher Worksheets also has thousands of writing worksheets and printable activities.

Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts Part One [1-50]

Creative Writing Prompts Part One [1-50]https://busyteacher.org/creative_writing_prompts_part_one.htmlShowcase of our creative writing prompts. A unique collection of fresh, one-of-a-kind writing ideas. Take your writing lessons to the next level!

Denzel Washington – Fall Forward


Denzel Washington - Fall Forward
Denzel Washington – Fall Forwardhttps://youtu.be/egqvO6BM-78

Denzel Washington clips from a commencement speech he gave at Penn. (4:27)

Do you believe in me?

Dalton Sherman Keynote speech - First (HD) high quality version to appear on the web - YouTube

Dalton Sherman Keynote speech – YouTube (8:04)https://youtu.be/hMe8Nil2i20Watch this 9 year old student, Dalton Sherman, grab the attention of 20,000 adults and hold them in the palm of his hand.

Dream Reader Academic English


Dream Reader Academic English
Dream Reader Academic Englishhttp://dreamreader.net/Lesson/academic-english/

Interesting Reading Comprehension texts with a quiz. Choose the right level from Beginner (yr 6+) to Advanced (yr 9+)

Elementary podcasts


Elementary podcasts
Elementary podcastshttp://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/elementary-podcasts

Three series of podcasts with activities; 1-2 are 24 min each, series 3 is 10 min each

Elizabeth Smart about finding her power

Elizabeth Smarthttps://www.facebook.com/dailygoalcast/videos/676785466030684/Today, one of her captors was released from jail. This is Elizabeth Smart’s message about being at peace with her past and finding her power back.

ELLLO! Listening


ELLLO! Listening
ELLLO! Listeninghttp://www.elllo.org/

This is the portal to 2500 listening activities

en.news with CNN

en.news with CNN

en.news with CNNhttps://en.news/lesson-browser/lesson-storeStart learning for FREE by reading CNN articles. Read as many as you want and come back every day for new lessons at https://en.news.

esl-bits Audiobooks

ESL English Language Learning - Adult Literacy - Listening & Reading - Audiobooks - Stories

ESL-bits.nethttp://esl-bits.net/ English Language Learning – Adult Literacy – Listening & Reading – Audiobooks – Stories

Famous Failures

Famous Failures - YouTube

Famous Failures – YouTube (2:58)https://youtu.be/zLYECIjmnQsInspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you fail

Film English


Film English
Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/

Lesson plans revolving around the use of video and film to teach English. Registering encouraged.

Fluent

FLUENT
FLUENThttp://www.roadtogrammar.com/fluent/Test Your Knowledge of English, a game for ESL learners

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday trailer - YouTube

Freaky Friday trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/UShtvCen6SoFreaky Friday movie trailer starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Nice family movie.

Free Novel Online


Free Novel Online
Free Novel Onlinehttp://freenovelonline.com/

Loads of Young Adult e-books to browse and read

Free Rice Vocabulary Practice

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Freerice.comhttp://freerice.comPlay online, learn online and feed the hungry | For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.

Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers Official Trailer! - YouTube

Freedom Writers Official Trailer! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Hbjiw9EP4HQIt’s 1994 in Long Beach, California. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher

Funbrain e-Books


Funbrain e-Books

Funbrain e-Bookshttps://www.funbrain.com/books

See also banner below. Find Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Galactic Hot Dogs” for a reluctant reader to enjoy. ”

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice - Anonymous - böcker (9781416914631) | Adlibris Bokhandel

Go Ask Alice – Anonymous – böcker (9781416914631) | Adlibris Bokhandelhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/go-ask-alice-9781416914631?utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=retargetingA teenager whose life is dominated by her drug problems recounts in her diary her experiences from her indoctrination into the world of drugs to three weeks before her death. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Goodnight, Mr. Tom

Good Night Mr.Tom Book Trailer - YouTube
Good Night Mr.Tom Book Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1ugNGFsaKWcGoodnight Mister Tom is a 1998 film adaptation of the book of the same name by Michelle Magorian. (Wikipedia)

Grammar Practice


Grammar Practice
Grammar Practicehttp://speakspeak.com/a/html/d3_resources_grammar_practice.htm

A variety of free English grammar and vocabulary practice exercises in three levels.

Grammar video clips

Grammar: Your or You're? - YouTube

Grammar: Your or You’re? – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/pjAJswDB14sIn this video, you’ll learn more about when to use “your” and “you’re” correctly in American English. A watchlist of appr. 1-min clips.

Gratitude


Gratitude
Gratitudehttps://youtu.be/gXDMoiEkyuQ

A TED-talk turns into a nature film by Louie Schwartzberg. (9:55)

Holes

holes 2003 full movie - YouTube

Holes 2003 full movie – YouTube (1:57:30) https://youtu.be/YltWhu5tCLkYou take a bad boy, make him dig holes all day long in the hot sun, it makes him a good boy. That’s our philosophy here at Camp Green Lake. (rogerebert.com)

Holes


Holes
Holeshttps://webenglish.se/holes/

Reading guides for the novel by Louis Sachar, suitable for yr 8-9

Homeless Valedictorian


Homeless Valedictorian
Homeless Valedictorianhttps://youtu.be/e5iEhd-hW_k

Whatever your circumstances, do not ever give up! (2:09)

How to Actually Find Your Purpose

How to Actually Find Your Purpose | Tom Bilyeu | Goalcast - YouTube (4:19)

How to Actually Find Your Purpose | Tom Bilyeu | Goalcast – YouTube (4:19)https://youtu.be/WO1onAijq88Tom Bilyeu talks about the day he suddenly realized that everything he had worked for was all for nothing.

How to Disagree With People

Kid President Is Over It! - YouTube

Kid President Is Over It! – YouTube (5:09)https://youtu.be/ghk-nDJB3TkLet’s treat people like they are PEOPLE, people! There’s a lot of disagreeing going on in the world right now. So, it’s time to teach us kids how to disagree.

How to Fight Through the Worst of Times

[VIDEO] Michael Crossland | How to Fight Through the Worst of Times

How to Fight Through the Worst of Times (7:01)https://www.goalcast.com/2018/05/22/michael-crossland/Raw, real and truly life-changing, Michael Crossland shares his harrowing account of surviving cancer as a baby.

How to know your purpose

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu - YouTube

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu – YouTube (10:33)https://youtu.be/vVsXO9brK7MAdam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events.

How to start a presentation

How to start a presentation - YouTube (3:27)
How to start a presentation – YouTube (3:27)https://youtu.be/LrjlW00kkwsHow to start a presentation is just as important as the ending of one. Your opening often determines how long the audience will “tune in” to your presentation

How to Succeed


How to Succeed
How to Succeedhttps://youtu.be/hS5CfP8n_js

Motivational short video – How to succeed – cartoon (0:55)

How to win an English speaking competition

Learn English: How to win an English speaking competition - YouTube (1:45)
Learn English: How to win an English speaking competition – YouTube (1:45)https://youtu.be/i9aFjGm-O4QAustralia Plus Learn English speaks with some students who won an English speaking competition about how they did it.

IELTS Listening Practice Tests


IELTS Listening Practice Tests
IELTS Listening Practice Testshttp://ielts-up.com/listening/ielts-listening-practice.html

Listening test similar to Swedish National Tests, but easier. Numbers 7 and 9 recommended (yr 7-8)

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills - YouTube (6:44)
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills – YouTube (6:44)https://youtu.be/zJkMZwAXWbYImpromptu Guru is proud to present this sampling of 60 Second Guru videos. Free example video.

Infosquares.com


Infosquares.com
Infosquares.comhttp://www.infosquares.com/eslvideo/

Movie trailers. Watch 1 min., answer questions. Watch again.

Inspirational Short Stories


Inspirational Short Stories
Inspirational Short Storieshttps://www.inspirationalstories.eu/

Inspirational stories that encourage us to seek for our dreams and never give up, teach us to notice the magical beauty of life,

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kidhttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-9780141324906

Suits reluctant readers in years 8-9. The first in a series of at least 9 books. Online: See Funbrain banner below

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagullhttps://youtu.be/8COt1n3jDqA

The tale of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the bird determined to be more than an ordinary gull, determined to find a reason for living-determined to be free. (45:43)

Kid President: Fear

Kid President presents THE SCARIEST THING IN THE WORLD - YouTube

Kid President presents THE SCARIEST THING IN THE WORLD – YouTube (5:05)https://youtu.be/x9SwbLN-OvY75% of Americans are more afraid of speaking in public than they are of dying… yes, DYING. WHAT?!? But you know what we should all really be afraid of?

Lawrence’s remix Good Times!

Lawrence's remix Good Times! - Present & Continuous! - YouTube

Lawrence’s remix Good Times! – Present & Continuous! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/zimcloUsRjYFluency! Dance your way to learning English! Lawrence continues to go ‘disco’ in dealing with the present continuous in his adaptation of the hit ‘Good Times…

Lead by example, with hope never fear

Michelle Obama 'Lead by example, with hope never fear' - YouTube

Michelle Obama ‘Lead by example, with hope never fear’ – YouTube (2:49)https://youtu.be/QOFa0f_CyeAMichelle Obama has urged young people to work hard and get a good education, in her final speech as US First Lady.

Lessons on Movies


Lessons on Movies
Lessons on Movieshttp://www.lessonsonmovies.com/

Free Handouts, MP3s & Online Quizzes on Film English

Lisa Kudrow: I Got Fired From Frasier

Lisa Kudrow: I Got Fired From Frasier

Lisa Kudrow: I Got Fired From Frasier (3:00) https://www.goalcast.com/2017/09/26/lisa-kudrow/Lisa Kudrow delivers a commencement speech about overcoming adversity and believing in yourself regardless of the circumstances because it all happens for a reason.

Listening Master


Listening Master
Listening Masterhttp://lingual.net/game/listening-master/

Game with listening tasks and questions, intermediate suits year 9, beginner 7-8

Literacy Shed

THE LITERACY SHED - Splash

THE LITERACY SHED – Splashhttps://www.literacyshed.com/A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Live curious

National Geographic Channel - IF. Live curious. - YouTube (1:01)
National Geographic Channel – IF. Live curious. – YouTube (1:01)https://youtu.be/4qwA5fUh3hACredits: Creative Director: Patrizio Marini Copywriter: Federico Russo Art Director: Claudia Ganapini Production Company: Mercurio Cinematografica s.r.l. Dir…

Lyrics Gaps

Lyricsgaps.com - Learn Languages Online - Exercises Listening - Fill in the gaps

Lyricsgaps.com https://www.lyricsgaps.com/Learn Languages Online – Exercises Listening – Fill in the gaps

Lyrics Training

Learn Languages with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke!

Learn Languages with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke!https://lyricstraining.com/Enjoy learning languages for free playing with the music videos and filling in the lyrics of your favorite songs.

Marc Mero Mother's Day


Marc Mero Mother's Day
Marc Mero Mother's Dayhttps://youtu.be/YYCO1yWjdec

Marc Mero Makes Emotional Speech about His Mother (5:50)

Mark Zuckerberg


Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberghttps://youtu.be/BmYv8XGl-YU

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Commencement Address 2017 (32:00)

Matilda

Matilda (trailer) - YouTube

Matilda (trailer) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/VfJAvIA9aJYMatilda is a 1996 American fantasy children’s film based on the book by Roald Dahl. 94 min.

Movie Clips


Movie Clips
Movie Clipshttp://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/index.html

Short clips with a quiz to practise listening concentration with

My English Pages


My English Pages
My English Pageshttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading.php#.VB1yAvm1xcb

Over 100 Texts on General Knowledge Topics with 3-4 questions. 1:1 but easily copiable on paper.

News in Levels


News in Levels
News in Levelshttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/news-in-levels.pdf

Printable student instructions for self-sustained reading practice by Philip Konac

Nick Vujicic – Attitude is Altitude.com

Nick Vujicic - Attitude Is Altitude.com and Life Without Limbs.org - YouTube

Nick Vujicic – Attitude Is Altitude.com and Life Without Limbs.org – YouTube (45:36)https://youtu.be/84Kj3BfHQuINick Vujicic is an Australian preacher and motivational speaker. A highly thought-provoking and inspirational talk for teens

Novel12, Free Books Online

Books Online Free - Novels Online - Novel12

Books Online Free – Novels Online – Novel12https://novel12.com/City of Bones Views : 200121 The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window Views : 177479 Perfect Chemistry Views : 168995 The Twilight Saga 4: Breaking Dawn Views : 136489 Bared to You Views

Opening Lines

21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children's Books - WeAreTeachers

21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children’s Books – WeAreTeachershttps://www.weareteachers.com/21-of-the-best-opening-lines-in-childrens-books/We’ve gathered the best opening lines books for kids or young adults have to offer. Idea: Ask students to continue the story before revealing the title.

Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail

Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail | Keith Peters | TEDxWestBrowardHigh - YouTube

Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail | Keith Peters | TEDxWestBrowardHigh – YouTube (11:08)https://youtu.be/HyZV8Ql1PI0Keith Peters, an educator and elementary school principal, shares some ideas on the importance of making failure a part of our school curricula.

Overcoming Obstacles


Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacleshttps://ed.ted.com/lessons/there-s-no-dishonor-in-having-a-disability-steven-claunch#watch

Steven Claunch, who was born without fingers on his right hand and with one leg shorter than the other explains why obstacles can provide an opportunity to both inspire others and develop character (4:22)

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward - Trailer - YouTube

Pay It Forward – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/A4rXdJkg1mQSocial studies teacher Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey) gives his class an assignment: look at the world around you and fix what you don’t like.

Pep Talk from Kid President to You

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You - YouTube

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You – YouTube (3:27)https://youtu.be/l-gQLqv9f4oWe all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up

Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language

Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language - YouTube (4:19)
Powerful Presentation Skills: Body Language – YouTube (4:19)https://youtu.be/y4O5szBzIA0Your effectiveness as a speaker is directly related to your ability to invoke emotion and interest through the use of nonverbal communication.

Practise with Obama

Speak English confidently with Obama speech - YouTube (1:43)

Speak English confidently with Obama speech – YouTube (1:43)https://youtu.be/Ub6wIsblpLIListen to how Obama speaks English and learn about the English pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm.

Precious

Precious (2009) Official Trailer #1 - Lee Daniels Movie HD - YouTube

Precious (2009) Official Trailer #1 – Lee Daniels Movie HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/06ZF3zw1gHsIn New York City’s Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer [HQ] - YouTube

The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer [HQ] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/89Kq8SDyvfgAn American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle with homelessness.

Randall’s Video Snapshots

Randall's Video Snapshots: For ESL/EFL Students
Randall’s Video Snapshots: For ESL/EFL Studentshttp://www.esl-lab.com/videoclips.htmSimilar to Randall’s ESL Listening site but with talking videos instead of dialogues.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab


Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Labhttp://www.esl-lab.com/index.htm

Short listening activities with 5 questions on 3 levels; easy (7), medium (8), difficult (9).

Ray

Ray - Trailer - YouTube

Ray – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/X1rJvSF3l6kJamie Foxx stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul, Ray Charles, who overcame impossible odds and humble beginnings to become an extraordinary music legend

Read Any Book

ReadAnyBook.com
ReadAnyBook.comhttps://www.readanybook.com/New free books – online reading for free.

Reading Comprehension Tests, yr 7


Reading Comprehension Tests, yr 7
Reading Comprehension Tests, yr 7http://www.5minuteenglish.com/reading.htm

23 tests, most with vocabulary, text and true/false questions. 1:1, but easily copiable on paper.

Reading Comprehension, yr 8


Reading Comprehension, yr 8
Reading Comprehension, yr 8http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm

Read a short paragraph and answer vocabulary questions. Best done with paper copies.

ReadTheory.org

Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory

ReadTheoryhttps://readtheory.org/Online Reading Activities | Accompany your students on a journey through our vast library of reading comprehension content.

ReadWorks

ReadWorkshttps://www.readworks.org/Assign articles and research-based reading comprehension curriculum to your students at http://www.readworks.org, completely free.

Recommendations from Common Sense

Best Movies for Families | Common Sense Media

Best Movies for Families | Common Sense Mediahttps://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/essentialmovies#Age-13-17-1152111Find over 180 all-time-favorite kids’ movies: animated, classic, fantasy, action, and more essential movies for kids, teens, and the whole family.

Roald Dahl, Matilda


Roald Dahl, Matilda
Roald Dahl, Matildahttps://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/matilda-9780142410370

Suits year 8, but even stronger year-7 students. A film version is available at Amazon.co.uk

Rockford's Rock Opera


Rockford's Rock Opera
Rockford's Rock Operahttp://www.rockfordsrockopera.com/music/chapter1.asp

A nice story (60 min) with music to listen to online. Suits year 7, but may be difficult for some

Say It In Six


Say It In Six
Say It In Sixhttp://www.sixwordmemoirs.com

How to write six-word memoirs. Registering required. Suggestion: Let the students choose the most important word of their lives and then write a 6-word sentence.

Senior Monitor Jake Bailey’s Speech

Senior Monitor Jake Bailey's Speech - YouTube

Senior Monitor Jake Bailey’s Speech – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/P9G1Swk26acSenior Monitor Jake Bailey’s Speech at the 2015 Christchurch Boys’ High School Prize Giving. (The Original Video)

Serial


Serial

Serialhttps://serialpodcast.org/season-one/1/the-alibi

A series of podcasts (appr. 50 min each) telling a story about a disappearance of a high-school student.

Slumdog Millionaire

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - Trailer - YouTube

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE – Trailer – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/AIzbwV7on6QFrom Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, comes the story of Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai.

Speech Example, Thomas Suarez

A 12-year-old app developer | Thomas Suarez - YouTube (4:40)
A 12-year-old app developer | Thomas Suarez – YouTube (4:40)https://youtu.be/Fkd9TWUtFm0Speech Example: 12-year-old Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create video games. He is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.

Spell It

Spell It
Spell Ithttps://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games/spell-it10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

Spellaroo

Spellaroo

Spellaroohttps://www.funbrain.com/games/spellarooSuitable for grades 4 – 8, SpellaRoo lets you help the kangaroo with his spelling by choosing the misspelled word in each sentence.

Stone Cold


Stone Cold
Stone Coldhttps://youtu.be/Gj3e9XtRGbs

A film based on the book, in three parts, 10 min each.

Stories in Sand

Kseniya Simonova - YouTube

Kseniya Simonova – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Kseniya+SimonovaIdea: Show a Kseniya Simonova’s sand story and have your students write it down in words

Story Toolz


Story Toolz

Story Toolzhttps://www.storytoolz.com/

Various tools to help students start writing and improve their writing

StoryCorps


StoryCorps
StoryCorpshttp://storycorps.org/

American interviews with transcripts available. Natural language, advanced level.

Suli Breaks – Why I Hate School But Love Education

Suli Breaks - Why I Hate School But Love Education [Official Spoken Word Video] - YouTube

Suli Breaks – Why I Hate School But Love Education [Official Spoken Word Video] – YouTube (6:07)https://youtu.be/y_ZmM7zPLyIAs the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about education rages on, the topic – somewhat ironically, often poses more questions than it provides answers.

Talking Cards


Talking Cards
Talking Cardshttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/talking-cards.pdf

574 cards with discussion questions to copy, cut and laminate. Advice: Choose before Use

Teach With Movies


Teach With Movies
Teach With Movieshttp://www.teachwithmovies.org/char-devel-index-1.htm

LESSON PLANS BASED ON MOVIES & FILM! Suitable movies categorised according to a major theme, mostly for yr 7-9, some for yr 5-6

TED talks

Lingorank.com: English listening exercises and tests with selected talks

Lingorank.com: English listening exercises and tests with selected talkshttps://lingorank.com/Great talks to improve your English listening and vocabulary skills, while learning about interesting topics | Lingorank.com

TEDEd lessons


TEDEd lessons

TEDEd lessonshttps://ed.ted.com/lessons

Short videos with animations and activities on year 7-9 level

Tell Your Mum


Tell Your Mum
Tell Your Mumhttps://youtu.be/WI0Twlt1aek

(4:38) The Simple Message from a Wrestler Brought This Middle School Class to Tears