ESL and Early Literacy


Read  “Early Literacy Crucial For Students — Especially For English Language Learners” at

About Teaching the 5 Paragraph Essay


How important is it to teach the 5 paragraph essay to English learners?  Read a discussion in “Why We Still Won’t Teach the 5-Paragraph Essay” at

Diane Barone examines the complexity of literacy in the digital age


Great issues to consider when defining literacy:

The Power of Pictures in EL Literacy Instruction


Read “Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners” at learn more about some ideas to incorporate photos in your instruction

English Lesson Activity: Great for all Ages and Levels


Check out this super-simple example of an activity that can be replicated to any other situation and level here:

ELT: Poem for Class


Read it top to bottom, then bottom to top:


Books and Readings Online Resources: Great Literary Resources for Hundreds of Free Stories and Novels, Suitable for Intermediate and Above!



Great stuff from the British Council, as always!

Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to improve your English and build your vocabulary. Check out these great literary resources for hundreds of free stories and novels, suitable for intermediate and above!

1) Stories & Poems – a collection of stories and poems for learners from Intermediate to Advanced level

2) The New Yorker archive – hundreds of great short stories by the best contemporary authors

3) Lit2Go – free classic novels, stories and poems to read online, listen to or download and print.

4) Guardian short stories podcast (advanced) – leading authors reading their favourite short story by another writer

5) Project Gutenberg Australia – Lots of free modern classics from Fitzgerald, Orwell, Woolf and more


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