List of great web activities & games

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Post by cjw4ua » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:59 pm

My favorite is Vocabulary and Spelling City. They have a huge database of words, definitions, and sentences to use in free games, resources, and printables.

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ESL Games and Actvities on Video

Post by lip420 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:56 am

Here are my 5 best ESL games on video.
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Pest Private Eye Educational Video Game

Post by Penny Poe » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:43 pm

The Pest Private Eye teaches children and teachers about pests and how to manage them through Integrated Pest Management. Great for science curriculums and available free on the web: ... index.html

Other resources can be found here:

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Re: List of great web activities & games

Post by purplegreen » Thu May 03, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks. You did a great job.
Here are some as well:

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Re: List of great web activities & games

Post by Penny Poe » Thu May 03, 2012 8:19 pm

purplegreen wrote:Thanks. You did a great job.
It looks like you might have been referring to the ESL activities, but if you were also giving feedback about Pest PI, thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it if you were able to play it!

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Post by birdy » Sun May 27, 2012 4:08 am

Brian wrote:Can I be cheeky and add my Grammarman site to the list?

It's small in comparison to the giants listed above, but I think it's the only EFL site with comics specifically for English students.

I think this is a great website. There are comics for beginners, e.g. five little monkeys, and comics for intermediate and advanced learners. The themes of the comics cater to different reader interests, for example there is one on Justin Biber, Marvel Comics and Classics, like Romeo and Juliet. The comics called “grammarman” focus on a specific grammar topic. Therefore the students get the opportunity to notice language forms. (plus comic templates) In addition there is a section with Podcasts including worksheets to use them, words of the day, games and much more. I was very impressed with the high quality of the website.

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Busy Teacher

Post by mlorraine » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:40 pm

Busy Teacher is a good website with free worksheets to download. Does anyone knows if is a good site?

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Post by beckibenedict » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:27 am

You can add mine. It is free and has a variety of games including icebreakers, warmers, game boards, and conversation cards to practice communication.

Thanks for all the useful sites!

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Post by Bazteach » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:39 am

Great list of websites....

Here's a link to a couple of Best ESL lesson plan websites I have on my blog too ... plans.html


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Teacher Gaming Network

Post by amsloan26 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:55 pm

Teacher gaming network is a place where you can actually enter in your own questions and answers into pre-designed templates all based on tv game shows, like Family Feud.

You can sign up for a free account from

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Interactive Mind Maps

Post by ivan123 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:27 pm

A good way for pupils to interact with the web is to use a site like

They can create mind maps, flash cards, quizzes and other notes online and share them with each other.

Some teachers in my school are starting to use it. The mind map feature is really cool. 8)

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Post by teachlove » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:29 am

For younger children, preschool to K8, I use a KidSafe site called . Apart from activities, games and role plays, I let them play around the reading and English games to increase their vocab.

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ESL Worksheets for Teachers and Learners

Post by memthefirst » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:08 pm

ESL Worksheets for Teachers and Learners

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Websites for ELLs

Post by mm4328 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:11 pm

One great website I would highly suggest for all educators is where students create their own stories, and can also view others' stories, while recording their voices to narrate the story page, after page. It is great for allowing ELLs to practice their English without the emotional toll of speaking in front of the class.

Melissa [/url]

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Post by MrsBreidenbach » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:00 pm

This is a great site where you can download a lot of pre-made templates for koosh ball, jeopardy, wheel of fortune, etc. All you have to do is download it and put your questions/information in it. You do not have to have a SMART Board to use it! Just a projector do the kids can see it :)

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