Online Resources

The NY Times in Plain English

Use the link above to access The NY Times for your students. This is especially beneficial for ELL students as the webpage and articles can be translated into over 80 languages.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers free classroom resources for a number of subjects and also features its own “DEN Community”where teachers can share their own ideas and resources. From social studies to STEM, Discovery provides interactive lessons and real-world examples to make learning fun and engaging. Students will also love their programs with partners like MythBusters and the NBA.

Breaking News English

This site can be a great resource for ESL students in particular. Breaking News English posts real news stories written in plain language. Levels of difficulty range from easy to advanced. Students can read and summarize the articles, or answer questions for comprehension. Daily practice with these will certainly help both vocabulary and writing skills.