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Elementary Cycle One


Documents liés à l'expérimentation du programme
d'Anglais, langue seconde au premier cycle du primaire

Chapitre 5.2 : Anglais, langue seconde, premier cycle


Cycle Two and Three Program documents:

ESL insight  Handbooks

The handbooks in this section provide guidelines and tools to facilitate the implementation of ESL Elementary programs.

Act on Understanding (Cycle One, Year Two)



bulletInteracts resources


bulletReinvests resources 

Written Texts
bullet http://kidsworld.webdbx.com/pages/page_1.asp
bullet http://www.cricketmag.com/kids_home.asp
bullet http://www.lil-fingers.com/ 

Read a Storybook · Play a Game · Coloring Printables

MeeGenius- Free Books

bullet Resources and links from eduscapes.com
bullet Berenstain Bear Country
Learn about these famous bears
bullet Clifford's Interactive Storybooks from Scholastic
Resources for children and teachers
bullet Dr. Seuss's Seussville
Lots of fun activities for children
bullet Find a Grave
Locate the grave of a famous person
bullet Giggle Poetry
Fun poetry examples, contests, and projects
bullet Information Please Almanac: Biography
Basic information about people
bullet Language Arts Games for K-8 from FunBrain
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking
bullet Little Critter by Mercer Mayer

Explore materials and activities to go with the Mercer Mayer characters
bullet PBS Kids from PBS

Explore adventures in learning and reading with the following programs and others.
bullet Stories to Grow By
Online stories on a variety of topics
bullet Story Hour
Stories for young children
bullet Children's Literature Web Guide (CLWG) by D.K. Brown
Attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.
bullet Word Central
Information, resources, and ideas for words and vocabulary
bullet Find a Grave
Locate the grave of a famous person
bullet Information Please Almanac: Biography
Basic information about people
bullet Academy of American Poets
Founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry, this is the largest organization in the country dedicated to the art of poetry.


bulletWrites resources








Cybersite -  ESL resources and links for teachers and students. 


The English Professor - theenglishprofessor/




bullet Agenda Web Org   The free English exercises from free websites.    Hundreds of free exercises to learn English online: grammar,   verbs, vocabulary, listening, songs and videos. Worksheets ..
bullet ESL Kids' Stuff Flashcards Worksheets Lesson Plans Games Song Sheets Holidays Class Tips





Collections on Display: A Kid's Guide to Collecting Things

Kids turn central.com/topics.htm provides the following series of topics and related resources

Cooking and Food
and fun food stuff just for kids
News News/Issues for Kids
Keep up with the latest news and issues for kids.
School stuff School/Homework
Homework help, home schooling, and fun stuff too.
Science stuff Sports
All your favorite sports! Olympic size fun.
Pirates Pirates!
Ahoy Matey! It's time for Pirate fun.

TV/Movies TV/Movies
New releases on DVD and in theatre, what's hot on TV?
animals Animals/Birds/Pets
All about your favorite animals and pets plus an animal index info resource.
babysitting Babysitting
Learn how to get started babysitting, tips, and printable help sheets.
Go Green!The Environment
From Global Warming to Composting.
computers for kids Computers/Online Help
Learn HTML, computer tips, chat and more.
Poetry for kids Poetry
Are you a poet? Show it! Submit your poem.
Toys Toys
What's hot in toys? Shop for toys online.
Social Issues Social Issues
Children of divorce,
bullying, manners, volunteering and much more going on in your life.
Scouting Scouting
Great resources for scouting and guiding.
Money! Money, Money, Money
Learn to earn and save.

Dinosaur fun Dinosaurs
Everything dinosaur! Coloring, clipart and more.
gardening Gardening
Visit the KTC garden or
color the veggies.

 Genealogy Genealogy
Trace your family tree and find out where you came from.

Health Health
Stay healthy, learn about disabilities and more.
Meet a Professional Meet a Professional
Meet a vet, a magician, a computer wiz, an activist and more.
Music Music
Learn to play a guitar, find great music on and off line.
Shopping online Products/Shopping
Product reviews and
shopping online, kids shop too!
Science stuff Science
Science fair help, bubbles and homework help.
Poetry for kids Safety
Indoor, outdoor and online safety tips and resources.
eBooks eBooks ~new~
- Read a story online!
books reading Books
Find out what's hot on the shelves and at your library.
Spring Spring
Spring themed fun and resources.
Summer Summer
Loads of things to keep you busy this Summer.
Fall Fall
Fall fun! Crafts, coloring and more.
books reading Winter
Come play in our Winter playground.
Teddy Bears Teddy Bears
Everything teddy
bear. Clipart, games and more.
Movie Clips Videos/Clips ~new~
Your favorite Movie Clips

English Themes for Beginners and intermediates from Larry Ferlazzo


Tech it Easy With Very Young Learners (by Ozge Karaoglu)  Permanent link  http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/30292

Using technology may seem difficult to implement when we consider very young learners but who can deny the fruitful results in integrating technology and using some Web 2.0 tools in our English lessons. Here comes my top 10 Web 2.0 tools for tech savvy teachers of very young learners.

Voki is certainly the first tool that you can use with your young learners. It's  site where you can create your animated and speaking avatar, with your own voice or using your text-to speech application. you can fully customize your character and your voki character moves his head and eyes with the movement of the mouse. Kids love this!! You can use voki to introduce a new topic, retell stories, use it as a class mascot, let your students sing and let them practise English. They do love to hear their voices. Here is a great post by Shelly Terrellon using vokis in classes and a great video from Russell Stannard how to create a voki avatar.

Voicethread is the best digital storytelling tool to use with your students no matter what age they are. You create a digital presentation and let the kids comment on each picture by recording their voices, writing a text or filming themselves. It's a great way to retell the stories, create an engaging speaking activity for the kids and collaborate with other classes from all over the world. Have a look at some of the examples here.

Probably, all of us know about EduGlosgter. It's an online and an interactive poster where you can embed text, video, audio, animated graphics, pictures and music. Watch Russell Stannard's video on Glogster. He has explained everything for us. Glogster can be a great way to display information, children's work. Kids love themselves watching or hearing on a creative, animated and a colourful outlet.

BubbleJoy lets you create a video greeting card using your own video. You can choose from different fun card designs that will fit in to your topic.

MoshiMonster is a cute game to play with very young learners. They adapt their own monster, give it a name and design its color scheme. Monster makes new friends, chats with others, play games and develop their own personality through its growth. If your kids like Moshi Monsters, they will love to give a try to Shidonni where they can create their own animals and watch them come alive. They will love to show their animals and talk about their pets in English lessons.

Kerpoof is another site that is suitable to use with young and very young learners. It's a creative way to tell stories, create animated movies and greeting cards.

StoryBird allows children to create their own stories from scratch using their own text and pictures. It's also collaborating so children can start a story at home and you can finish it when they come back to school.

Fotobabble is a way to make photos talk. You just upload your pictures, record your voice and publish it. It's another way to motivate children to speak. They do love and have fun while they are listening to their own voices.



 Holiday sites

Party Game Central is the largest party game idea web site on the internet.  Need some creative party games?  We've got hundreds of great party game ideas for kids and adults.

Celebrate Winter, Christmas, Halloween Valentine's Day,  Mothers' Day ... more


Kids turn central.com/holidays.htm


ABC Teach holiday resources

ESL Kids Stuff site holiday resources

Online Christmas games

 Winter fun and games

Winter resources from Billy Bear



 Free Stuff 

Free Stuff for Educators! by Patti Tjomsland http://www.kalama.com/~zimba/freeforteachers.htm 


Songs and Rhymes

First school is a web site for preschoolers. There is a thematic section titled 'nursery rhymes'. It also offers printable activities for different themes that could help you. http://www.first-school.ws

alphabetical list of rhymes!  http://smart-central.com/

YouTube provides many traditional rhymes and songs as videos with lyrics. They can be downloaded with appropriate resources and put on a memory stick or DVD for classroom viewing. A direct link to the page in the frame - http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C535C63ED13C9B49

From the EFL Classroom:  http://eflclassroom.ning.com/page/kids-karaoke-korner

   Karaoke Files -  Play with the Karafun Player!  
ABC Barney ABC Blues ABC Elmo Rap ABC Rock N Roll ABCInstrumental ABC Song Barney B-I-N-G-O Barney "I Love You" Barney - If all the Raindrops Barney - Old Macdonald Brush Your Teeth C is for Cookie Calendar Polka Chick A-Boom  Do Your Ears Hang Low Draw, Paint, Cut it Out Hakuna Matata Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Instrumental Happy Birthday Dance Happy and You Know It Head and Shoulders Head and Shoulders (with arms) Head and Shoulders (full) Hello Song How's the Weather? Hickory Dickory Dock Hokey Pokey I'd like to visit the moon I'm a little Teapot I'm a Bumble Bee If You're Happy and Know It It's a Small World It's Raining and Pouring Itsy Bitsy Spider London Bridge Mr. Sun Never Smile at a Crocodile One Little Finger One Two Buckle my Shoe This is a Cat This is my Canoe Patty Cake Pete's Dragon - I love you Puff the Magic Dragon R. - Beluga R. - Phone R. - Down by the Bay R. - If I were a Gorilla R. - Shake my Sillies Out R.- Sharing Song R. - You Gotta Sing Rock a Bye Baby Row Row Row Your Boat Rubber Ducky Sandwiches Big Bird ABCs I love Trash Song of the Count Sesame Street Theme Skinnermarink Sandwiches The Shoe tying song - SpongeBob The Skip Counting Song  The Wiggles - Hot Potato The Wiggles - I climb 10 Stairs The Wiggles - Rock a Bye Bear The Wiggles - The Name Game There was an Old Lady who... There was an old Lady who 2... Three Blind MIce Twinkle Twinkle Little Star What Color is it? What's This? Whole World In His Hands Zippity Do Dah I'm a CAN DO kid



More links for Songs -



Fairy tales.





Pre-school and Kindergarten links - Dress up, counting, alphabet, Dr. Seuss, Pooh, etc


New Teacher Online resource - New teacher and grade-specific links from K-6






StarFall Site with great animated multi-media stories and activities.



Stories from the web.org Stories, games, writing, Drawing, ...



 Video-audio-text resources



Free to use media

Images, sound, videos, etc. free to use from the Carrefour éducation

and other sites

FREE CLIPART FROM SUGGESTIONS from cyber-kap.blogspot.com

1.     Pics4Learning - Very popular site to find free, safe-to-use images for teachers and students.

2.     Cyclo.ps - Search engine that searches the most popular free image engines around and provides one-stop shopping.

3.     School Clip Art - Great site for free school clip art.

4.     Ookaboo - Creative commons (free) site for finding great images for class work.

5.     Picsearch - Excellent image search engine, if used with a district's filtering solution.

6.     Veezzle - Wonderful free stock photo search engine.

7.     Google Swirl - Innovative way to search for images and see their relationships with each other (use with Google Safe Search enabled).

8.     Free Photo Bank - Easy way to find creative common images.

9.   Find Icons -  Nice site for free icons.



Video archives: Viewing

See pictures move and hear them read, also see them spelt . Teach your kids English using these interactive ESL videos There are ESL lessons on Clothes, Toys, Zoo animals, Birthday & numbers, farm animals, transportation, weather,vegetables, colors,and more



Kids.LearnOutLoud.com is your audio and video learning resource for Kids & Teens. Browse thousands of Educational Audio Books, MP3 Downloads, and Podcasts for Kids!


  1. Video for Kids - Learn Numbers
    2 min 16 sec - 2 Jan 2008

    Video for Kids - Learn the Alphabet
    4 min 38 sec - 2 Jan 2008

Miro leads you to a variety of videos sources such as PBS and more.

http://www.miroguide.com/tags/kids   or   http://www.miroguide.com/search?query=for+children


Watch PBS KIDS GO! shows online. PBS KIDS GO! is the best online place for kids to watch hundreds of full episodes and clips from all your favorite shows. Watch Arthur and FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman full episodes. Explore dog videos in our channels and learn with educational music videos from The Electric Company.






ITUNES provides not only music but tons of free video podcasts to download and use in class or share with your students on their personal video players.   http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/



SUGGESTION: set up a blog such as http://www.blogger.com from Google where you can embed or link to videos and even add your suggestions for related activities, vocabulary and functional language. To embed either copy and paste the embed text from the YouTube site for the video you want to share or using an add-on, you can right click on a video and send it to your blog in 1, 2, 3!


Other links through Google...

You will find links to ESL material and teacher resources throughout the Internet on this page under the following categories:






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