Useful websites and links to resources
New! ESL Orientation 2016 (opens in a new window)Summer ESL Lesson - Week 8
This week’s lesson is on banking. Banks are a safe place to keep your money. They are a good place to get rolls of coins, cashier's checks, money orders, and savings bonds. Almost all banks have ATM machines outside their buildings and some banks even have drive-thru windows. (from elcivics.com) Click here for a lesson about banking.
Review number vocabulary:
Writing Numbers (difficult)
Writing Numbers (easy)
Cardinal Numbers (difficult)
Cardinal Numbers (easy)
Money Vocabulary Answers
Percent Vocabulary Answers
Reading – Checking Account
Banking crossword puzzle Answers
Practice using an ATM
Practice completing a deposit slip
Practice making change
Practice using a debit card
Video – How to Write a Check
Summer ESL Lesson - Week 7The Fourth of July is also called Independence Day. It is a federal holiday. Schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed on the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is our most important national holiday because it celebrates the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence announced America's independence from Britain. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas Jefferson was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence. (from elcivics.com)Click here for information about Independence Day.Activities from elcivics.com:Summer ESL Lesson - Week 6
This week we will learn about families. A family is group of people that are related to each other by birth, marriage, or adoption. Some family members look alike, while others look completely different. Immediate family members include close relatives like parents, children, and siblings. Extended family members include grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. This lesson reviews basic vocabulary words that ESL students can use to describe and discuss families. (from elcivics.com) Click here for a lesson about families.Vocabulary matching, PeopleCrossword puzzle about families - easy (answers)Crossword puzzle about families - difficult (answers)Reading practice, A Family DinnerReading practice, Household ChoresReading practice, Robot MothersConversation questions - difficultVideos:Family - easyHow To Talk About Your Family - difficultSummer ESL Lesson - Week 5
Did you know that this week we celebrate American Flag day? Do you want to know more about Flag Day?
Click here for lessons about Flag Day, from elcivics .com
Here's a short video to write sentences about the American flag by teacherphil.com
Video - Flags around the world. Identify your country flag.
This video shows how to fold the flag the right way. (easy)
This video talks about the meaning of each fold. (difficult)
After you watch the videos, think or write about your own country's flag.
Listen to the audio about the flag day and complete the activities. From eslholidaylessons.com
Flag Day Lesson (with the audio above)
Flag Day Vocabulary (from elcivics.com)
Flag Day Reading (from elcivics.com)
A video that leads to conversation or discussion questions from esl-lab.comSummer ESL Lesson - Week 4Video - Public PlacesBusy Bus Driver
Audio - Directions around Town from Randall's ESL-lab.com (easy)
Audio - Where's the Movie Theater? from Randall' ESL-lab.com (difficult)
Going to the Park
Community Places Vocabulary
Conversation Practice Questions
Click here for lessons about community places and buildings. From elcivics.com.Summer ESL Lesson - Week 3
This week's lesson is about everyday activities!
I like to buy new clothes, read the newspaper, and watch movies. My friend likes to dance, bake, and listen to music. Everyone likes different activities. We are all busy every day. There are many things we like to do. This lesson is about things people like to do. What do you like to do? From elcivics.com. Click here for a lesson about things people like to do.
Here is a fun video about everyday activities. Watch the video and write a list of every activity you see.
Video - "What do you like to do?"
Video - Using the common expression "I Like"
PowerPoint on "I Like"
Vocabulary list of every day activities
Schedule of daily activities
Pictures of daily activities
Book about everyday life from cambridge.orgSummer ESL Lesson - Week 2
ESL Lesson for this week is Weather!
This week the weather is changing from cool to warm. A change in weather also creates changes in activities. Americans love to talk about the weather. When we talk about the weather we usually say how warm or cool it is. We like to talk about how many degrees it is. For example, "It is seventy-five degrees." Click here for a lesson about weather from elcivics.com. Be sure to read all 4 pages.
Complete the following activities about weather: (most activities come from www.elcivics.com)
Weather Crossword Puzzle (Answers)
Questions and Answers about Weather
Weather Vocabulary Vocabulary Quiz
Discussions Questions about Weather
Video and Activity: Describe the weather Watch the short videos then click on the exercises to practice speaking.
Weather Idiom Worksheet from Shell English
Video: What's the weather like today? (6 minutes)
Video: Weather Idioms (15 minutes)Summer ESL Lesson - Week 1
ESL Lesson for this week is Calendars!
Calendars help us organize our time. They show the months of the year and the days of the week. They also show holidays. Using a calendar is an important lifeskill. Click here for a lesson about calendars. Make sure you read all 5 pages.
Complete the following worksheets about calendars and schedules:
Watch a video about birthdays and months (9 minutes)