The following are websites designed to facilitate teachers with different linguistic accommodations, teaching/ learning strategies, interactive activities to make content comprehensible, and other teacher resources.
Rewordify.com Rewordify intelligently simplifies difficult English words, sentences, phrases and webpages. It saves the student time, increases comprehension and builds confidence. It also creates word bank of key vocabularies and provides multiple vocabulary activities. (Free)
Read&Write for Google Chrome Read&Write for Google Chrome™ offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research. Also students are able to hear words, passages and word documents (Google Docs) read aloud and translated. (Some features are Free)
Kids.wordsmyth.net This is an interactive picture dictionary in both English and Spanish. Teachers and students are able to navigate through different categories of words using pictures. The website makes it kid appropriate yet any beginner students in English and/or Spanish will be able to enjoy. (Free)
Tip of my Tongue Have you ever thought of a word an it’s on the “tip of your tongue” and think about it all day? Well this website is for you and your students!! Just start typing a few letters and the site will start generating a list of words!!! (Free)
Youglish.com YOUGLISH is a helpful site for ELL/ESL learners or students encountering new words for the first time. Be sure to activate the Restricted Mode on all devices using YOUGLISH. Look for the (RM) logo while students are using this tool. Since inappropriate content can be search and displayed, this is best used with teacher direction as a group activity, perhaps using an interactive whiteboard or projector. (Free)
Native Language Support
New York Times en español Read New York Times articles and original content in Spanish with this site. The information ranges from politics, global news, business, technology – even pop culture. Reading this version of the NY Times will be useful in any Spanish language classroom as well as for ESL/ELL students. (Free)
Casa Notes Casa Notes is designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize, typical notes that are sent home to parents or given to the students. Teachers can select whether the notes should be in English or in Spanish. (Free)
Email Translator-For Microsoft Outlook Translate email body to language of your choice. It is powered by free Microsoft Translator Widget. The new app now allows you to select your emails native language and then convert it to any other language supported by Microsoft Translator. (Free)
Content Specific Websites
Althea Publishers Link provides access to math and science gamified applications in English and Spanish. Follow the login instructions from link for temporary access.
Interactive Math Vocabulary using a Frayer Model This is an interactive glossary of Math terminology created by Texas Education Agency (TEA). (Free)