The Internet resources in this
issue focus on vocabulary and reading. Thanks again to my colleague Donna
Price-Machado for many of these website addresses. I have included sites
for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. If you access the newsletter
online, the links will take you directly to the websites. The Internet
resources from the June issue of The Communicator are available
on my homepage under "Favorite Links for ESL Teachers."
This website offers excellent
low level activities to teach letters, numbers, colors and shapes for beginning
Beginning students see pictures
of the words and do several comprehension exercises including fill-in-the-blanks,
spelling and word scrambles.
This dictionary not only provides
definitions but also has audio support for the learner.
CNN sponsors this site for literacy
programs. There is a feature story, an abridged version of the story and
an outline of the story. The stories are most appropriate for intermediate
and advanced students. Several reading comprehension activities are provided,
and there is a large archive of previously published stories.
The California Distance Learning
Project provides short stories that are appropriate for high beginning
through advanced level students. There are several comprehension activities
for the stories.
This site provides stories behind
famous events, legends, and people. The stories are more than a page long,
but they are divided into chapters. The stories link words to documents,
photographs or other websites of interest. The readings are targeted to