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This page is divided into three main sections.  The first part has a number of reading and writing links appropriate for intermediate/advanced English Language Learners.  The second section has links to materials supporting units developed by The Write Institute, a writing program for English Language Learners.  The final section has links supporting the textbook Visions: A Level. This website has no official connection to either The Write Institute or the Visions textbook series.
 
None of these activities have been made by Mr. Ferlazzo.
    All these links will take you to websites created by companies,
   public institutions, or other teachers. Look around their sites when you go to the links.
 
If you have problems sounding out words or sentences in links that do not have audio,
then "copy" and "paste" those words or sentences into one of these sites that will
"speak" the words to you:

Speaks for Itself
Cepstral
Oddcast
Voz Me
YAKIToMe
iSpeech
ATT
You can also use these websites to translate words or passages into your native language: Babel Fish, Oddcast ,   World LingoGoogle, MSN Translator  or  Traddus, Lingro
 
With ESL Reader you can copy and paste any text, and easily look up words you don't understand using a bilingual dictionary -- just by clicking on the word!

Favorite Sites
Reading
Practice Writing
Poetry
Brochures

WRITE INSTITUTE UNITS:
Autobiographical Incident
Biographical Essay
Compare/Contrast
Descriptive Essay
Observational Essay
Persuasive Essay
Problem/Solution
Reflective Essay
Research Paper
Response to Literature
Short Story

VISIONS BOOK A UNITS:
Traditions and Cultures
Environment
Conflict and Cooperation
Heroes
Explorations
Connections.


FAVORITE SITES:
English Isn't Boring
Many Exercises
Web Language Lab
Wordmaster
Vocabulary Jeopardy Game
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
Harcourt Talking Dictionary
The Better Reader Online
VCC Exercises
Dy-Tech
Common Mistakes
BITS Exercises

READING:
National Geographic
Time Magazine
Scholastic News
Newsround
Wayback U.S. History
Awesome Stories
UpFront Magazine
More Time For Kids
World Records
How Stuff Works
Glossary Of Commonly Used English Academic Vocabulary

 

PRACTICE WRITING:
Paragraph Punch
Using an Editing Checklist
Writing Tips
Ace Writing
Power Proofreading Game
Five Paragraph Essay Movie
Writing Process Movie
Similes and Metaphors Movie
Antonyms Movie
Writing Paragraphs
Plagiarism
Academic Integrity
ESL Bee
Writing Fun
Essay Punch
Essay Map
BBC RaW
Write a Myth
Writing From Woodlands School
Five Paragraph Essay
Write Your Own Play
Planning Your Writing Game
Writing Guide
Model Bank (Many Essay Examples)

 

POETRY:
Shape Poems
Diamante Poem
Acrostic Poems
Letter Poems
Line Break Explorer
Poetry Engine

 

BROCHURES
Printing Press

 

THE WRITE INSTITUTE UNITS:

Autobiographical Incident
Timeline Tool
Eye on Idioms (Figurative Language)
How to Write Your Autobiography
Examples of Autobiographical Essays
Bio Cube

Personal Narrative

Writing with the Senses (with audio)

Biographical Essay
Timeline Tool
Biography Maker

Examples of Biographies
Biography Writing
Bio Cube
People and Biographies

Compare/Contrast
Two Cities 
Native American Tribes

Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece
Even More on Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece
All About Animals and Animal Habitats and Animal Library
Explorers
The Incas and the Aztecs (Here's another site on the Aztecs)
World Religions
Countries
The Fifty States
Sports and More Sports
Natural Disasters and More Natural Disasters and Even More Natural Disasters
Different Celebrations of the New Year
Compare and Contrast Paragraph
Comparison and Contrast Guide 
Compare and Contrast Exercise
Compare and Contrast Essay

 

Descriptive Essay
Descriptive Writing
Descriptive Essay

Description Paragraph

Writing a Descriptive Essay

Descriptive Essay Example

Observational Essay
How to Write an Observational Essay

Persuasive Essay
Persuasion Map
Persuasive Essay Example (with Audio)
Persuasive Essay Outline
Essay Punch
Thesis Builder
ESL Flow Examples
CoCo Crunch Activity
Write Source
Opposing Views

Problem/Solution Essay
Writing a Problem/Solution Essay
Problem/Solution Essays
Problem/Solution Cloze
Global Warming Essay
Writing A Problem/Solution Essay Exercise
Water Shortage Essay

Reflective Essay
Writing a Reflective Essay

Research Paper
Writing a Research Paper
How to do Research

Animal Study
Research Report
Research Writing -- Write Source

Response to Literature
Literary Elements Audio Glossary (click on "Handbook")
Literary Elements Game
Writing a Critique of a Novel
Literary Elements Map

Plot Diagram
Write Source

Short Story
Story Mapping
Drama Map
Plot Diagram

Writing a Short Story

Story Elements

Writing Stories From Woodlands School
Short Story Unit

 

VISIONS BOOK A UNITS:

Traditions and Cultures
Party Time
Thanksgiving
Christmas Songs
Christmas Song
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Song
Auld Lang Syne - New Years Song
Easter Bunny Rap
Christopher Columbus
Martin Luther King
Holidays
Halloween
Columbus Day
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
President's Day
The First Thanksgiving
Independence Day
New Year's Day
St. Patrick's Day (click on "Complete")
Martin Luther King (click on "Complete")
Turkey for Thanksgiving (click on "Complete")
Halloween (click on "Complete")
More Halloween (click on "Complete)
Christmas Stories
Halloween Story
Another Halloween Story
It's Christmas Story
Sally Saves Christmas Story
Christmas Bear Story
Haunted House
Christmas Story
Thanksgiving Party
More Haunted House
Christmas Time
Diwaili
Eid al-fitr
Christmas
Chinese New Year
Pilgrim Village
Christmas and Socks
Holiday Words
Christmas Game
Another Christmas Game
Valentines Day Game
Talking About Holidays
Easter (click on "Hear Story")
Christmas Presents (click on "Hear Story")
Earth Day
Christmas Gift
Mother's Day 
Easter Around the World 
Easter Words
Many Easter Activities
Robby Saves Easter
Easter Game
Merry Christmas Song 
Jingle Bells
A Traditional Thanksgiving
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving
New Year's Song -- Auld Lang Syne

Environment
New York
Visiting New York

New York
Talking About New York

New York Underground (first click "audio" and then click "text")
Amazon Rainforest
More Amazon Rainforest
The Rainforest
Rainforest Song

Conflict and Cooperation
Biography of Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
Find the Mistakes in "I Have a Dream"
More on Martin Luther King (click on "Complete")
Coretta Scott King
Ruby Bridges

Heroes
The People's Attorney
Strike For Three Loaves

African American History

President Franklin Roosevelt

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Abraham Lincoln

More on George Washington

Martin Luther King Speech
More Thomas Jefferson

Even More Thomas Jefferson
"I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King (click on "Complete")
Ben Franklin Part 1
Ben Franklin Part 2

More on Ben Franklin
Famous Speeches
Babe Ruth

Influential People

Anne Frank

Galileo

More Martin Luther King

Explorations
Planets
Solar System Song

More Planets

The Universe

Earth, Sun, and Moon

Solar System

Universe

Space Stuff

Be A Space Engineer

The Sun

What Causes Day and Night?

Design a Satellite

Space Words

The Man in the Moon

Who's Who in Space
Space Game

Life on Earth
Twinkle, Twinkle

Professor Garfield (go to "Science")
A View From Space
SETI

Planets

Water and Planets

Sky Words

Video of Space and Planets

Connections
Valley of the Kings
Ancient Egypt

 


 

 

 


 

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