Volunteer Resources

Adult ESL


Mission: English Vocabulary Image Quizzes – from Internet TESL Journal

Tutor Lesson Plans:
1. Hopelink ESL Tutor Resource Page – Has a FAQ, Lesson Plans, and more Resource Links
2. Mission: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Lesson Plan Bank – If you have a specific topic in mind, this will bring you to several topics with complete lesson plans
3. Dave’s ESL Cafe – You’ll LOVE the “Idea Cookbook”
4. BBC Learning English – Grammar, Pronunciation, and Vocabulary from BBC News Stories

Adult Literacy Tutor Resources
1. Adult Reading Resources – handout with web links from previous trainings
2. An Overview of the Reading Process for Adult Literacy Tutors – handout

Adult Tutors Online Training Modules:
Mission: CPCC Online Volunteer Training contains many subjects and resources for adult literacy, GED, and ESL tutors

Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator
Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator is a 16-page resource designed especially for teachers and tutors. It is published three times per year as a benefit for ProLiteracy members.
Spring 2015

Recommended ESL Websites
Topics include Citizenship, ESL grammar, ESL pronunciation, ESL dictations, ESL writing, etc.
1. www.USCIS.gov Official Site for US Citizenship and Immigration Services–offers information regarding the application for citizenship (N-400) and study plans for American History for both teachers and students
2. www.edufind.com (Click on “English Grammar” tab at the top of the page)
3. Ohio Program of Intensive English Links to several grammar resources
4. Cabrillo College ESL Lab Lists free ESL websites
5. www.learn-english-online.org Lesson plans for teaching beginning and intermediate ESL students
6. You Tube

Many English teachers are using YouTube in a variety of ways. Some use YouTube to reinforce pronunciation and grammar, while others use it to lighten up the classroom. Here are some popular ESL YouTube channels–just search by the channel name: Jennifer’s ESL, The Daily English Show, English Meeting, Bizpod, ESL Joan, Interesting Things ESL, Learn American English Online


General Education Development (GED) Exam Tutor Resources
1. Hopelink GED Tutor Resource page – Has a FAQ about the GED, lesson plans, and more resources
2. Northwest LINCS Portal for Adult Education – lots of resources for GED here!

Ideas for Mentor/Mentee Activities:
Ideas for Mentor/Mentee Activities (A Literacy Project resource sheet)

Organization and Middle School Success Articles:
Mission: Organization- from Scholastic

1. Go to Merriam Webster – Webster Word Game of the Day
2. Go to Kids Reads – reviews and news on books for kids and young adults
3. Go to tutor.com – Organization and Outlining Help for Writing Assignments

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1. Math Workshop, March 2009, Bridget Skeados – handout
2. Go to www.aamath.com – Has mini lessons by grade on math topics, as well as practice questions.
3. Go to www.coolmath.com – lessons and review on prealgebra, algebra, and geometry.
4. Go to www.aplusmath.com – games to practice new skills and a “Homework Helper” section that allows you to input your problems and check your solutions!
5. Go to www.mathdrills.com – free printable worksheets
6. Go to www.khanacademy.com – extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.

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How to Enter Tutoring Hours in Civicore:
Civicore Tutor Training Powerpoint