|More resources to teach comprehension strategies. These are listed as resources in some of the locally developed courses such as EAL B10L.|
|Appropriately leveled readers for EAL high school students. The one on the left has fantastic images and a great format. The Reading Explorer books also come with several support materials including CD-Roms, DVDs, a teacher guide, and audio CD. I haven't used it much as I just got it as a sample book but the topics are relevant and there are lots of vocabulary building activities, reading passages, reading comprehension, and digital media. Images are from National Geographic Digital Media so, as one can expect, they are stunning.|
|The Azar Grammar Books are kind of like the bible of grammar to me. I love the way they present tenses and provide lots of opportunities for students to practice grammar forms. There are three levels and they also include some CDs for sections on listening comprehension. Writing Matters is a book I just discovered this year and it's fantastic. My students are writing amazing paragraphs and my only complaint is that I don't have enough time to cover everything I'd like to as there are so many different writing forms and practice activities.|
|Again, more examples of reading comprehension practice books and high-interest, low readability. Great for beginning readers.|
|More reading practice!|
I have dozens more..there is simply not enough time and I often choose resources once I learn more about the students who I will be teaching in a particular semester. Many of the materials that I use are "regular" curricular resources and I adapt my instruction for students. For example, I draw from the iTeach classes for my EAL Science and also use resources developed by content teachers to prepare students for academic classes.
I should also mention that I also teach an EAL math class and have been using the Math Makes Sense program with manipulatives quite successfully. We focus on the vocabulary words in each unit and my students have mastered the math vocabulary and the math concepts in general just by taking extra time to reinforce vocabulary through games and lots of repetition.
Of course, I also use several online resources and various programs and have posted a few in recent posts. I'll try to get around to writing another post with more of those and hopefully the new ones that I discover as there are several that I would still like to try out.