Delicious Links We frequently recommend specialized websites for tutors to visit for new ideas and free, multi-sensory teaching resources. By visiting Delicious.com/Literacy_Network you can access these resources at any computer you use-at home, work, library or coffee shop. You can search the site using various "tags" which organize information by content. Some popular tags include the following:
pronunciation, phonics, grammar, free, worksheet. Searching for one tab can bring up a large number of sites, but searching for several tabs can bring a more specialized result. The list of useful sites grows continually.
Many Helpful Websites in One Document Click above to download a Word document that has 50 links to websites that tutors can use. They address issues in reading, speaking, writing, math, citizenship and many other topics that learners need help with. Simply open the document and click on the live links. It's a must-have!
The Blog of Literacy Since January, 2007, Literacy Network's blog (a contraction of the term web log) literacynetwork.blogspot.com has provided a forum for Literacy Network staff, tutors, teachers and learners to share ideas and resources. It includes regular tutor tips, embedded video and links to free resources from around the world. It has had more than 15,000 visits.
ESL Tutor Manual The tutor manual for English as Second Language volunteers has gotten an update. The 2013 version is available here as a PDF document. You can now print it for yourself or use the document on-line. The on-line version has live links to helpful websites in the appendix called "Internet Resources."
Lesson Plan Click this link for a easy-to-use lesson plan form. The first page is partially filled out for you and the second plan is a simple planning grid.
Documents: "Guess Who" Game Click here to download an easy game that practices question formation. Each player chooses one character and keeps it secret. Players take turns asking questions to guess which one it is. You can change the clues for each character using the find-and-replace function of MS Word. The clues can encourage players to use new language skills, e.g. present progressive tense or prepositions, as this example does.
Documents: Concentration Game Here is a game you can download to teach irregular past-tense verbs. Print this chart, cut it up and play a matching game with your learner, pairing the present with the past tense of a verb.
See below for links to more helpful documents.