• Angelica Alvarez

    Contact: aalvarez@alkschool.org

    Expectations: All students will achieve to their highest ability.

    Resources for ELL students:

    SIOP Resource
    Any book of the “academic language for diverse classrooms” by the author Margo Gottlieb (the founder of WIDA materials, and principal writer of ACCESS proficiency exams) are great resources for both seasoned ESL and mainstream teachers alike. Her books, published by Corwin press, are here:

    The Practutor
    Customizes learning for each student based on individual skills and empowers them to master every concept of the Common Core Standards in grades 1 through 8

    The Turtle Diary
    Games and activities created by well-qualified teachers and educators who believe that learning should be easy and fun. The concepts are reinforced with the help of fun and educational activities.

    The New York Times Learning Network
    This site provides step-by-step lesson plans based on the day's news. It is for intermediate to advanced level ESL students.

    MES English
    Free printables for preschool-6th grade ESL classrooms.

    Learning Chocolate
    This vocabulary learning platform provides a picture dictionary and audio.

    Learn ESL
    Activites and worksheets for older students.

    EFL/ESL comics for students and teachers.

    Everything ESL
    This website features lesson plans, teaching tips, downloadable classroom activities, "Ask Judie" forum questions & resource picks.

    ESL Partyland
    This website offers lesson plans and reproducible materials to use in class.

    English Club
    This website offers lesson plans and activities.

    EL Civics for ESL Students
    This website offers social studies resources to help ELLs build their understanding of social studies themes.

    Breaking News English
    Leveled English news articles for older ELLS.

    ELA Model Curriculums
    The ELA model curriculums for grades k-12 is presented in form of units per grade level. It provides the ELL scaffolded student learning objectives aligned to the ELA student learning objective for each standard. 

    National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
    This is a free website that provides a variety of demographic information about ELLs, as well as reports, webinars, and other resources on ESL education.

    Understanding Language
    Understanding Language has a wide array of papers to keep educators up-to-date on the latest thinking about educating ELLs. It also provides free teaching resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Math as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.