Sing with me stories from Urban Lyrebirds
Have you seen the new reading books from Urban Lyrebirds, by Carmel Davies and Sharon Duff? These are the Sing with me stories, a series of 10 reading books, matched to the Sing with me! 1 songs and workbooks. They’re available in paperback and pdf versions, with audio online. Each story is at two levels in the one book, (that’s … Continue reading
ESL Reads for young adult learners: an interview with Lauren Piovesan
New reading books for English language learners! This time they’re digital, ready-to-print books for young adult learners of English, based on author Lauren Piovesan’s work with low literacy, refugee background learners in schools. She’s also been an AMEP volunteer tutor, and you can see her awareness of issues that learners face in her books at eslreads.com Lauren, tell us what … Continue reading
NEW Australian resources: English Express Beginner Workbook!
I was excited to hear that Bernard Miles had finished his English Express Beginner Workbook – and that it’s in eBook format, printable, but also ready for any teaching online that we may ever have to do. It’s so gloriously visual and even comes with animated videos. (I can’t imagine how much work that has been.) I asked Bernard to … Continue reading
Australian ESL resources: What’s free?
In my last interview with Natalie Nawrocki (Kim Loves Life) I thought how great it was to be able to say, ‘This is a free ESL resource’. Now I know as well as you do that I can search online for ‘free ESL resources’ and find a gazillion worksheets. However, I’m talking here about free Aussie resources, because I think … Continue reading
Oz Phonics: apps for early literacy
Today I’m talking to Diane Philipson, the content writer behind Oz Phonics, and Steve Cossey, the app manager/developer. If you teach pre-literacy or early literacy ESOL learners – and have access to iPads – you may have used OzPhonics as another way to review simple sound-to-spelling patterns. I’ve used the apps with adult learners, who like them a lot. I like … Continue reading