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Books and DVDs: - New Readers Press is the publishing arm of ProLiteracy and publishes many books for beginning readers and ESL students. Our council library contains most of these. Browse the catalog to find materials for your student. If we do not already have what you want, we will order them for you. Also check out their Facebook page at You'll see new products, special offers, useful links, and more. - Publishes books at a low reading level on many subjects. We have many, but we will order books of interest to your student on request. - a low-level, high-interest, DVD series that provides English language instruction with Spanish bilingual support.

Lesson Plans and Resources:

Tips for parent-teacher conferences - This site is a guide to getting the most from a parent-teacher conference; available in English and Spanish and as a printable handout in either language. - takes the place of Thinkfinity for adults. Offers online courses, lesson plans & activities, and techniques & strategies for tutors. Offers practice for students. - provides exercises you can use with a student. - bimonthly newsletter to use with students. - supports creative use of technology to enhance the educational experience and innovative teaching with the arts. Free digital resources include lesson plans, audio stories, video clips and interactive online modules. Target population is K-12. Many materials are suitable for adult literacy and ESL students. - includes lesson plans, vocabulary and grammar. - includes lesson plans, games and quizzes for ESL. - concentrates on reading comprehension. - low-level reading and exercises for grade levels K-12, some would be useful with adults. - students can use to practice pronunciation between lessons. - Online Writing Lab with materials and resources for students and teachers covering ESL, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and more. - a list of common slang. Website has many other resources. - includes many resources in conversation skills, listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and business English.for both student and teacher. - exercises in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary at beginner through advanced levels. - simple questions and answers for beginners. - simple questions and answers asking for and giving information. - many free downloadable worksheets on grammar, parts of speech, homonyms, alphabet, numbers and math, telling time, calendars and more. - offers a large collection of ESL tools and resources. - offers lesson plans, materials, and activities. - free things for ESL teachers such as conversation questions, games and activities, lessons and lesson plans, and teaching techniques. - online activities for ESL students to use including grammar and vocabulary quizzes and exercies, and crossword puzzles. - a great resource for printable worksheets in 37 categories such as comprehension, verb tenses, synonyms and antonyms, phonics, etc. - on this site a student can type in a word and hear it pronounced. - a variety of online dictionaries, writing, and grammar resources. Tip of the Day.  Great for homework or for the student to study on their own. Word of the Day.  Another good site for students to use on their own.

www.quizlet.comfree, easy access to 1000's of ready-made flashcards on a variety of subjects, including learning English, or create your own!  It can also speak.  You can access the cards on your electronic device, including Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Nook and Kindle. - this page contains many links to sites that will help you teach composition skills from basic to more advanced. - over 40 videos for practicing citizenship test questions. - use this link and then search for "Jane Strauss Grammar videos".  You will get a list of many short videos on various grammar subjects that you can use for good explanations of grammar rules and usages, or you can have your student watch on the computer with you.

www.mwejobs.maryland.govMaryland Workforce Exchange.  A must site if your student is seeking employment. - offers free math exercises from very beginning to advanced levels. - free information on many classic books - includes punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary games that are suitable for use with adults as well as children. - NEW - ESL resource guide for students - tips and tricks