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Nonfiction Reaadings

Fun Reading/Writing Games on the Internet
@ A1A Play Hangman and Learn Vocabulary
@ A1B Seven Vocabulary Games
@ A1C This Page Makes Many Easy Sentences
@ A1D The Computer Writes With Your Words
@ A1E Hangman (choose a category)
@ A1F Scrambled Sentences
@ A1G Easy Conversation & Memory
@ A1H Category Vocabulary
@ A1I Secret Code Puzzles

Life Stories of Amazing Women
@ A2A Madam C. J. Walker
@ A2B Anne Frank
@ A2C Jane Goodall
@ A2D Maya Lin
@ A2E Wang Yani

News Stories - Easy Reading
@ A3A Hundreds of News Stories + Quizzes
@ A3B CNN News with Summaries + Activities
@ A3C Voice of America News
@ A3D Useful EASY News with audio/video
@ A3E TIME Magazine for Kids (INT)

News Stories - Harder Reading
@ A3F Many topics from today's news (INT)
@ A3G Channel One News (INT)
@ A3G National Geographic News (ADV)
@ A3H National Geographic Magazine (ADV)

Nonfiction - Easy Reading
@ A4A Taking Lecture Notes
@ A4B Short Stories by ESL Students
@ A4C Short Readings with Audio
@ A4D Guide to healthy eating
@ A4E The McDonald's Menu (Healthy or Not?)
@ A4E Portion Size & Diet

Nonfiction - Harder Reading
@ A4F Business English Readings (Level 50/310)
@ A4G Quotes about friendship
@ A4H Jury Service!
@ A4I Money Management Quiz
@ A4J Money Knowledge for College Students

Reading Skills

Not so good with computers? PRACTICE!
@ B1A Test your mouse skills.
@ B1B Get better at clicking.
@ B1C Practice with your mouse.

1. Test Your Reading Level HERE. Which LEVELS can you read well?
Reading Level 0
Reading Level 1
Reading Level 2

2. Test Your Reading Speed HERE. Which SPEED is more comfortable?
100 words in a minute
200 words in a minute
300 words in a minute

Speed Reading
@ B2A Practice with Spreeder
@ B2B Speed Test 1 (INT)
@ B2C Speed Test 2 (INT)

Reading Practice Exercises
@ B3A Read a story and answer questions
@ B3B Useful EASY readings on many topics
@ B3C Student Story with Exercises #1
@ B3D Student Story with Exercises #2
@ B3E Student Story with Exercises #3
@ B3F Four Reading Strategies
@ B3G Reading Skills / Speed Reading
@ B3H More Reading Skills (mixed)
@ B3I Predicting What You'll Read
@ B3J Many Reading Skills You Need!
@ B3K Understanding Paragraph Organization

Extra Reading Skills Practice (INT)
@ B4A Reading Practices (PDFs)
@ B4B Answer Keys (PDFs)

Guessing From Context
@ B5A Guessing Words
@ B5B Guessing Words

Finding Main Ideas
@ B6A Main Idea Quiz
@ B6B Stated Main Ideas & Quiz
@ B6C Implied Main Ideas & Quiz
@ B6D Main Idea Handout (print)
@ B6E Handout Answer Key
@ B6F Topics & Topic Sentences
@ B6G Understanding a Paragraph (PDF)

Making Inferences
@ B7A Fact or Opinion Quiz (BEG)
@ B7B Predicting & Inference (BEG)
@ B7C Inferences Quiz (BEG)
@ B7D What are Inferences? (INT)
@ B7E Critical Thinking & Inferences (INT)
@ B7F Inferences (ADV)
@ B7G Inferences Practice w/Key (ADV)

Paraphrasing and Summarizing
@ B8A Summarizing/Paraphrasing: Listen and Learn How
@ B8B Summarizing Basics
@ B8C-1 Paraphrasing Practice PowerPoint
@ B8C-2 Paraphrasing Practice PowerPoint v2

Online Summary Writing Practice
50-word Summary
75-word Summary
100-word Summary

Marking & Annotating
@ B9A How to Mark & Annotate
@ B9B Marking/Annotating (INT)
@ B9C Marking in Computer Documents (INT)
@ B9D See p. 3 Example!
@ B9E See pp. 2-3 Examples!

Vocabulary Skills

Check your vocabulary level GAME HERE!

@ C1A Vocabulary Practice
@ C1B Easy Vocab Quizzes
@ C1C Vocabulary & Exercises: 10 Sections
@ C1D Vocab Exercises 1
@ C1E Vocab Exercises 2
@ C1F Vocab Exercises 3
@ C1G Vocab Exercises 4
@ C1H Vocab Exercises 5
@ C1I Specialty Vocabulary
@ CIJ Vocab Grabber & Visual Thesaurus

Getting More Vocabulary
@ C2A American Slang
@ C2B Learn new slang every day
@ C2C Signs (lots of signs!)

Dictionaries for English Learners ONLINE
@ C3A Longman's ESL Dictionary
@ C3B Oxford Learner's Dictionary
@ C3C Cambridge English Learner's Dictionary
@ C3D Merriam Webster's Learner's Dictionary
@ C3E Vocabulary.com
@ C3F The Free Dictionary

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
@ C4A Phrasal (2-word) Verbs Info List
@ V10 Phrasal (2-word) Verbs Quizzes (+5 more!) 2 3 4 5 6
@ C4B Phrasal Verbs Lists (lots!) and Quizzes / Games for each one
@ C4C Idioms in English
@ C4D Everyday Idioms - Every Day!!!
@ C4E FORTY Different Vocabulary Quizzes

Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes, & Parts of Speech
@ C5A The most common prefixes & suffixes (2 pp. PDF)
@ C5B Parts of Speech & Word Forms
@ C5C A BIG list of Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes
@ C5D Adjectives Quiz
@ C5E Prefix/Suffix Quiz
@ C5F Noun Suffixes
@ C5G PRE/SUF Video & @ Activities
@ C5H ROOTS Video & @ Activities
@ C5I Suffix Worksheet
Three more short quizzes (easy!): 1 2 3

Election Vocabulary
@ ELE1 Vocabulary (BEG)
@ ELE2 More Vocabulary (INT)
@ ELE3 Election Vocab Quiz 1 (BEG)
@ ELE4 Election Vocab Quiz 2
@ ELE5 Election Vocab Quiz 3
@ ELE6 Election Vocab (ADV)
@ ELE7 EASY VOTER GUIDE June Voting (NOV. Coming Soon)
@ ELE8 The EASY VOTER GUIDE June 2016 (NOV. Coming Soon)
@ ELE9 The 2016 News For You - Voter Guide for ESL
@ ELE7 SacBee Politics Page Election Results (ADV)
@ ELE10 Elections, leaders and policies in California (ADV)

Health Care Vocabulary
@ HCA Health Care Vocabulary (INT)
@ HCA Health Care Vocabulary (ADV)

Fun YouTube Videos about Vocabulary
@ Word as Image Video 1
@ Word as Image Video 2
@ Word as Image Video 3

ESLR 30 Assignments and Handouts *downloadable*

* Student Information Sheet Fall 2016
* Class/Homework Schedule Fall 2016 Weeks 1-8
* Parts of Words Handout (Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes)
* Vocabulary List Quiz One (coming soon)

Fiction

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
@ KIDA Version 1: Original, Illustrated
@ KIDB About the Story
@ KIDC About the Author
@ KIDD About Scotland
@ KIDE Many many more pages!
@ KIDF Ch. 1-5 in Easy English

Marley & Me by John Grogan
@ M&MA Version 1: Original - All
@ M&MB Original Chapter One
@ M&MC Author Reads a Short Section
@ M&MD Movie Described in Easy English
@ M&ME Pictures of Marley
@ M&MF Author Interview

Fiction

The Magic Gold Fish Stories
@ D1A Version 1
@ D1B Version 2
@ D1C Version 3

Fables & Folktales
@ D2A *LISTEN TO* Aesop's Fables
@ D2B Famous American Folktales
@ D2C Eleven International Folktales
@ D2D The Monkey's Paw (scary story!)
@ D2E Easy Fiction

OTHER
* Verb Forms in English (Review)
* Question Structure in English (Review)
* How to Read and Study Better

COLLEGE EXCELLENCE
NOTE TAKING
TAKING TESTS
CRITICAL THINKING
READING