Hello KYTESOL Members & Teachers,


We sincerely hope each of you is doing well, physically and mentally! We also sincerely hope you have survived and will survive through this unprecedented and difficult semester! Today, we would like to share this information with you.

This forwarded bulletin issued by TESOL International has rich information (readings about distance learning, free webinars, and great tools)  to support TESOL teachers to teach and/or continue to teach online in this challenging time. TESOL will also host the first Virtual TESOL Advocacy & Summit this year. The registration is open now. If our KYTESOL members and teachers are looking for more online teaching resources and support, we recommend you to checkout NYTESOL Website: NYTESOL, https://nystesol.org and CATESOL Website, https://www.catesol.orgMeanwhile, as an affiliate to TESOL International, KYTESOL has sent kind words to NYTESOL to show our support, please check this out: https://nystesol.org/affiliate_words_of_support.php. In addition, in 2019, our organization celebrated the 40th Anniversary of KYTESOL. An article, co-authored by Dr. Saihua Xia & Dr. Latricia Trites about our important history and successes, was published in the TESOL Affiliate Newsletter, April 2020, please check this out, http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolalc/issues/2020-04-10/18.html


Also please post an update about the fall SETESOL Conference:

Because of the Covid-19, the 2020 Regional SETESOL Conference is cancelled. VATESOL, originally scheduled to host the 2020 SETESOL, is rescheduled to host the SETESOL Conference in 2022. GATESOL will host the 2021 SETESOL Conference. Some states in our region will still host virtual conferences in the fall. Please check out their own website if you are interested in attending a virtual conference.  



Thank you,


Saihua Xia

Saihua Xia, Ph.D

Associate Prof. in TESOL & English

TESOL MA Program

Dept. of English & Philosophy

Murray State University


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Recommended KYTESOL Links

  • JCPS resources in various languages (click on English as a Second Language on the left margin)
    • A great resource for ESL educators: Masters in ESL.   According to the US Dept. of Education, 30 states have declared a teacher shortage in ESL/TESOL - This website may help make a bit of a difference.
    • Check out Dr. Broady's website for a whole slew of ESL resources. Here are just some of the categories:

          *Academic Writing Skills
          *Adult ESL Issues
          *Book Reviews
          *Books & Materials
          *Cultural Resources
          *Cultural Resources USA
          *Diversity Issues
          *ESL Teachers You Tube Videos Informing About Heritage Cultures
          *Fun culture stuff
          *Migrant Issues
          *Music
          *National Clearinghouse
          *Refugee Issues
          *Research/Theory Stuff
          *RTI
          *School/Home Connection
          *WIDA

    • Kentucky World Language Association, an organization with whom we share much in common



ESL Resources and Links

Search Engines:
www.google.com
www.eduhound.com
www.yahoo.com
www.excite.com
www.infoseek.com
www.kidsclick.com
www.yahooligans.yahoo.com

ESL Sites:

Colorin Colorado, a bilingual site for families and educators of ELLs

Karin’s ESL PartyLand: 
http://www.eslpartyland.com

EnglishPage: 
http://www.englishpage.com

Teacher Tube: www.teachertube.com

Voice of America:

http://www.voanews.com/

English as a Second Language (Ron C. Lee, Ph.D.)

http://www.rong-chang.com/

The English Club:

http://www.englishclub.com/webguide/ESL_Web_Sites/

Center for Applied Linguistics ESL Websites List

http://www.alri.org/litlist/esolwebsites.html

ESL Publisher Links:
Alta ESL

www.altaesl.com

Cambridge University Press ELT

http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/?site_locale=en_US

Hampton-Brown

www.hampton-brown.com

Michigan Press ESL/ELT

http://www.press.umich.edu/esl/

Oxford University Press (ESL)

http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/EnglishLanguageLearningESL/?view=usa

Pearson Longman ELT

http://www.longmanhomeusa.com/

Key Pals:
www.epals.com
www.bconnex.net/~kidworld/keypals4.htm

Reading:
http://eduplace.com/edugames.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/devices/ships/titanic/cloze.shtml
www.teacher.scholastic.com


www.teenink.com

Writing:
www.essaypunch.com


http://www.tengrrl.com/tens/006.shtml


http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/ideasforwriters/
gr4/ideas_narratives_pre/ideas_narratives.html


http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/writing/personal.htm


http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/kburke/
tips_for_writing_a_personal_narr.htm


http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/writing/sample_p.htm


http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/kburke/
personal writing examples.htm


http://www.fleming.k12.ky.us/fes/teachers/tjohnson/
personal_narratives.htm

Speech:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/jaguar/speech.html

Listening:
www.freeplaymusic.com

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/daysofinfamy/
patriotism.html

Vocabulary:
http://www.buddyproject.org/resources/family/jeopbuddy.asp


www.puzzlemaker.com

 
http://teachershub.com/teaching/teaching.cfm


http://middleschoolhub.org/school/school.cfm

Translation:
www.translation2paralink.com


www.freetranslation.com/


world.altavista.com/

Lesson Plans:
www.buddyproject.org


http://www.tcet.unt.edu/START/index.htm

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/teach4a.html

www.education-world.com

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/activities.html

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/studentform.html
References for Yahooligans website lesson
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/biblio.html

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech161.shtml

www.teach-nology.com

Rubrics:

www.rubistar.4teachers.org/

Rubistar: Create free, customizable rubrics for any classroom activity.  Choose from a variety of existing rubrics or create your own. Enter class scores and analyze your class's performance.

www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/ 
Teach-nology: Choose from a variety of free existing rubrics or join as a member for a low yearly subscription fee and create customizable rubrics.

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/rubrics/weblessons.htm

Rubrics for Web Lessons: Discover the purpose of rubrics and their role in authentic assessment.
www.ncsu.edu/midlink/ho.html

MidLink Magazine Teacher Tools - Rubrics and Evaluation Resources: Choose from a variety of existing rubrics or use a template to create your own customized rubric.
www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/trubrics.htm
SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) - Rubrics: Choose from a variety of existing rubrics.

Worksheet Generator:
http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/worksheetgenerator/


http://teachershub.com/teaching/teaching.cfm

Learning Games:
http://eduplace.com/edugames.html


www.funbrain.com


http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

Homework Help:
http://kidshub.org/kids/kids.cfm


www.factmonster.com


http://middleschoolhub.org/school/school.cfm
Content:

Learn Spanish

Developmental Math Links

Graphic Organizers:
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.html

SIOP
SIOP Central

 



KYTESOL is dedicated to helping teachers provide the best English language education possible.  These resources are here to facilitate better classroom instruction.  If you have a suggestion for a good resource, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 
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