- Wonderopolis Have you ever wondered any of the following questions: Do sea cows moo? Does every state have a national park? If you or your students have such questions, look no further than Wonderopolis for answers, discussion and springboards for investigation.
- Shel Silverstein has long been one of my favorite authors. This is a find that could be shared with multiple age groups. In my experience if presented in the right context, even adult ELLs appreciate his poetry and books. Watch as Shel Silverstein reads the Giving Tree in this animation. Go to the Shel Silverstein website for more resources and online activities.
- One World Many Stories Use this site in geography, social studies or language arts. Google Lit Trips, which I blogged about here, is included on this site. Students may also share their own Google Earth stories on the site.
- Geo Greeting Use this as an introduction to geography or to discuss architecture. With some creativity, it could be used in ESOL/bilingual classes at the sentence level. Check out the one I made for you. Make your own for free in a matter of seconds.
- Draw A Stickman Use this with beginning ELLs. It could be an entry to storytelling and a way to work with vocabulary. Try it on an ipad. It’s fun.
- Balloons of Bhutan This is a “happy” project. It could lead to interesting discussion on the topic of happiness, success, etc. Perhaps some math could be included in the statistics section. It would be fun to do a spin-off of this project small scale with a class. The Happiness Project would be an excellent follow up activity.
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