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Google Classroom Student Tutorials

How to Use Google Classroom Video Tutorials in 10 Languages 

NYS TESOL volunteers graciously donated their time and expertise to create a library of home language tutorial videos for families and students on how to navigate Google Classroom. The videos walk viewers through Google Classroom one step at a time in the following languages:


Government Agency Pages for Kids

What are the function of our different governmental agencies? Here is a list of Kid's Pages used by our government. Great resources for science and the social sciences.

E-Learning for Kids

E-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12.

Sheppard Software

Awesome online educational games that can help build academic language.


Easy to use subject matter reinforcement broken down into grade levels.


Time for Kids

Free digital and printable news stories divided into grade levels.  Audio and Spanish is available in many stories.


Breaking News English Lessons

English lessons and news in simplified English for all to understand.

International Children’s Digital Library

Books in many languages and from many cultures.  Books in rare languages like Farsi (Persian) and Serbian are also offered in this library. This website is great to get all students interested in books from all around the world.

The Benefits of Literature Circles in ESL

"Literature circles help students engage in critical thinking and reflect on what they have read. Collaboration is the main goal. Students increase their understanding of the story line, learn to think actively during the reading process and make connections with their background knowledge and experiences."

Unite for Literacy Library

Audio books in 34 different languages!

Story Time For Me

Free online kids stories for early elementary school students.

TumbleBooks-eBooks for eKids!

An amazing collection of books in English, French, and Spanish.


Another great website with classic children's books being read aloud.

Story Line Online

Some of our favorite books are read aloud.


This reading sight is designed to be fun, exciting, and to instill confidence in young children as they learn to read.

Cando's Helper Page

This site is for children, parents and teachers looking for content and practice activities in the primary reading area.


Microsoft Translator

This app works great for parent teacher conferences.  Both teacher and parent can download the free app and it will help with parent/teacher engagment.

Vocabulary Building


Vocabulary.co.il is a leading vocabulary website worldwide with the best flash online word games. The vocabulary games include an online word search, an online crossword puzzle, and hangman online (our version is called HangMouse). Users choose the vocabulary list that the online word game will use in the word game. The vocabulary games are popular for use on smart boards for word games to build vocabulary skills in classrooms.

ELL Young Learners

Great list of websites with resources.

Martha Speaks

WOW! Listen to Martha the talking dog! When she eats alphabet soup the letters go to her brain and she speaks!

Activities for ESL Students

Hundreds of English only and bilingual vocabulary building games.

Study Site for ESL

Vocabulary building crossword puzzles and match games, grammar, slang, idioms and more!

Learning Vocabulary Fun

Try the matching game. It's awesome for new English language learners!

ESL Kids.Com

ESL stuff for kids including flashcards, worksheets, classroom games and children's song lyrics. A great resource for teachers of ESL kids.

Vocabulary Activities

Includes bilingual activities.


Spelling City

Understanding vocabulary words leads to reading fluency and comprehension.  Spelling City offers students an opportunity to practice their vocabulary, word sorts, and/or spelling lists with game-based vocabulary and spelling activities.