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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING LINKS for TUTORS

English Resources ESL lesson plans, free downloads, ideas.
Center For Applied Linguistics A nonprofit org. to improve communication through understanding of lang. and culture. Biling. ed. and options for ELL. CREDE (Cntr for Research on Ed, Diversity, and Excellence) is useful site for ESL teachers. See CREDE's pubs page (http://www.cal.org/crede/pubs/ )
New Readers Press The publishing arm of ProLiteracy, this is where we obtain most of our study materials. You can order directly from the website, but if you order through our Council Coordinator (Donna) you will get a 20% discount.
Pearson Publishing Publishes materials for teaching ESL students.
ProLiteracy A worldwide organization that we are affiliated with. Information on recent trends in literacy.
ProLiteracy Notebook Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator is a 16-page resource designed especially for teachers and tutors. It is published three times per year as a benefit for ProLiteracy members (PiELL is a member). Each article in Notebook describes a ready-to-use teaching idea related to reading, writing, listening and speaking, numeracy, or a practical application of literacy skills such as making a budget. Most articles contain reading material and/or worksheets that can be photocopied for students to use.
Sounds of English Initial part of the website has tips for teaching the mechanics of phonics. Click on the link for Handouts, the first link gets you to "Start Spining Webs." More games, exercises, links.
Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Many resources here.
Verizon Foundation ThinkFinity Affiliated with ProLiteracy, Verizon has provided tutor learning tools and lessons.
Wikipedia Great for alphabet pronunciation, and upper and lower case letters.