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Teaching Resources

Hello and welcome to this page of teaching resources and annotated bibliography.  As I find more resources I will put them here.  


EL Civics for ESL students

This is an American cite but to access the excellent ESL resources, first, go to ESL lessons in the left hand side menu.  Then, after clicking on that link, click on the link ESL Worksheets in order to access free and printable short stories, worksheet e-books, read aloud worksheets, and more.  For example, here is an annotation from the website.

Short Stories - These high-interest short stories are designed for ESL students from beginning-low to intermediate reading levels. Each story is based on an everyday problem that a character is having and includes an image. The stories are designed with lifeskill lessons in mind and should work well with the units found in a typical ESL picture dictionary. All the worksheets start with a short reading assignment and include a true/false exercise and an easy writing prompt. Happy reading!

Fiction in Action Whodunit

This is the Creative Commons edition and is the World's First Free-to-Share Commercial ELT Textbook !  It won the HRH Duke of Edinburgh ESU English language book award 2010.  It was written by Adam Gray and Marcos Benevides.  If you go down to the words Download Now in bold, around the middle of the page, you can download the whole e-book.  There are two detective stories in the e-book.  



Accessing Oliver; Using the library; and Accessing other libraries - Information sheet for Year 12 Learning Support.   Created by the Teacher Librarian, Mr. Lowe.  Open the following document to access the resource:  Library learning resource (docx 3169 KB)

Accessing BSC's Fitzroy Readers.  Created by the Teacher Librarian, Mr. Lowe.  Open the following document to access the resource:  Accessing Fitzroy Readers (docx 7311 KB)

Making reservations and accessing Orbit. Created by Mr. Lowe.  Open the following link to access the notes.   Reservations & Orbit (docx 1800 KB)