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Bilingual

Bilingual Literacy Overview  CLICK HERE!
Provides a brief summary and links to instructional/professional development, NYC instructional publications, etc.

NYS & NYC Literacy Assessments
  CLICK HERE!
This site has a list of assessments that are given to meet the requirements of NCLB, as well as state and city assessments given to measure student progress and to provide teachers with information about each student's strengths and weaknesses in Language Arts and Social Studies.

NYSED Regents ELA  CLICK HERE!
Download PDFs of the ELA requirements and sample tests.

NY State Bilingual/ESL Network Links
CLICK HERE!
A website for ESL links to information on assessments, publications and resources.

Parents Guides to the New York City English Language Arts Test
CLICK HERE!
PDF files in English, Arabic, Korean, Bengalli, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Creole and Urdu.

Children's Book Council
CLICK HERE!

National Association for Bilingual Education CLICK HERE!

New York State Association for Bilingual Education CLICK HERE!

English Education

Balanced Literacy Overview CLICK HERE!
Provides a brief summary and links to instructional/professional development, NYC instructional publications, etc.

NYS & NYC Literacy Assessments CLICK HERE!
This site has a list of assessments that are given to meet the requirements of NCLB, as well as state and city assessments given to measure student progress and to provide teachers with information about each student's strengths and weaknesses in Language Arts and Social Studies.

The NCTE Inbox CLICK HERE!
A free, weekly e-mail service from the National Council of Teachers of English. The INBOX is an easy way to stay in touch with English language arts news, teaching ideas, and new resources for English teachers at all levels.

NYCDOE Performance Standards for English CLICK HERE!
Take a look at the Overview for your subject/grade level.

Awesome Library Language Arts CLICK HERE!
English Language Arts Lesson Plans

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database CLICK HERE!
ERIC database of educational literature.

ELA Resource Guide CLICK HERE!
A website dedicated to a complete and very extensive list of helpful web pages for subjects like lesson planning, the improvement of reading skills, thematic units and using technology in the classroom.

New York Times & Learning Network Language Arts & Journalism CLICK HERE!
Hundreds of lesson plans using New York Times articles.

Online Learning Centre CLICK HERE!
This section contains a list of links to interactive modules and teacher resources from a variety of online projects. Links off of this page may be used as a teacher resource or as a student activity as many of these items have been pulled from online projects to make them easier for you to find quickly.

ESL/TESOL

Balanced Literacy Overview CLICK HERE!
Provides a brief summary and links to instructional/professional development, NYC instructional publications, etc.

NYS & NYC Literacy Assessments CLICK HERE!
This site has a list of assessments that are given to meet the requirements of NCLB, as well as state and city assessments given to measure student progress and to provide teachers with information about each student's strengths and weaknesses in Language Arts and Social Studies.

NY State Bilingual/ESL Network LinksCLICK HERE!
A website for ESL links to information on assessments, publications and resources.

Parents Guides to the New York City English Language Arts Test CLICK HERE!
PDF files in English, Arabic, Korean, Bengalli, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Creole and Urdu.

NYSED New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) CLICK HERE!
A webiste for upto date information about the NYSESLAT test.

NYSED New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) CLICK HERE!
Take a look at the Overview for your subject/grade level.

Breaking News English CLICK HERE!
Lesson plans with a current affairs focus. Also allows you to search for easier or harder articles.

ESL lesson plans (California State University) CLICK HERE!
A great resourse for lession plans.

Dave's ESL Caf CLICK HERE!
This website is mainly concentrated to serve ESL teachers who are seeking employment both abroad and in America. There are also a massive number of classroom activities for ESL teachers.

Education Guardian TEFL CLICK HERE!
A good overall source of info, comment and lesson ideas from The Guardian. Designed more for TEFL and from a Brit perspective, but might have some useful things

English as a Second Language CLICK HERE!
This website is designed for both ESL teachers and learners. There are activities designed for teachers and learners. There is also a link for translations.

English Forum CLICK HERE!
Comprehensive site for teachers and students

ESL Caf CLICK HERE!
ESL lesson plans

ESL Go CLICK HERE!
Links to blogs for ESL students.

ESL Lesson Plans & Resources CLICK HERE!
Links to ESL activities and games as well as links to other ESL resource sites Lesson plans with a current affairs focus. Also allows you to search for easier or harder articles

ESL Monkeys CLICK HERE!
Has a lot of links for online ESL activities and lessons as well as links to other newspapers and magazines that have an ESL slant

ESL Partyland CLICK HERE!
Quizzes, activities and fun things to do for Teachers and ELL's. For Fridays in June!

ESLgold.com CLICK HERE!
Activities, lesson plans and worksheets separated by topics (pronunciation, writing, grammar...)

ESL-Lounge CLICK HERE!
Free worksheets and activities for all levels that you can print out.

Everything ESL CLICK HERE!
This website is mainly for ESL teachers. It offers links for resources and lesson planning tips for teachers. Great resources for K-12 Teachers. Very user-friendly and has very original content-based topics to choose from.

Interesting Things for ESL Students CLICK HERE!
Lesson ideas and practice for English language learners (ELL's). Beginner level.

Internet for ESL Teachers CLICK HERE!
Various links and resources.

Internet TESOL Journal CLICK HERE!
Monthly online journal with professional articles and lesson plans.

Internet TESOL Journal Lesson Plans CLICK HERE!
ESL lesson plans

MinneTESOL Links CLICK HERE!
ESL lesson plans resources, games, and etc. for students.

Ohio ESL CLICK HERE!
Content-Based ESL.

One Stop ESL CLICK HERE!
More ESL lesson plans

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab CLICK HERE!
This website offers the service of learning English in the internet. It focuses on audio activities and all activities are divided into three levels; easy, medium, and difficult.

Resources for ESL Learners in Mainstream Classrooms & Content-Based ESL CLICK HERE!
Content-Based ESL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) CLICK HERE!
International association of teachers; provides professional development opportunities, news; connects teachers in the field with one another by area of interest or location. Plus TESOL Quarterly Magazine.

Free Grammar Checker CLICK HERE!
Completely free of charge - checks for grammar and spelling mistakes, and gives instant feedback.

Math

NYCDOE Performance Standards for Math CLICK HERE!
Overview for Grade Levels

Math A CLICK HERE!
A special 16 page section in the Student Edition contains information that will inform students about the NYS Math A Regents' Examination.

NYC Balanced Math Curricula CLICK HERE!
K-12 links to Math textbooks supplements.

NYSED Math A Regents CLICK HERE!
Past tests, scoring keys , and conversion charts for Math A Regents.

NYSED Math B Regents CLICK HERE!
Past tests, scoring keys , and conversion charts for Math B Regents.

College Board CLICK HERE!
Site for educators about the SAT test- Problems, Resources, Educational Issues.

Math Forum CLICK HERE!
Has many math resources for the classroom.

Math Forum Individual Lesson Plans CLICK HERE!
Includes lesson plans for all different topics in high school mathematics.

Math Surf CLICK HERE!
Lists educational grants and other teacher resources.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics CLICK HERE!
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Web Page. About NCTM, standards, professional development, publications, news.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics CLICK HERE!
Virtual interactive math manipulatives.

Regents Exam Prep Center Math A CLICK HERE!
Descriptions and sample questions of all Math A topics found on the regents exam.

Science

NYCDOE Science Standards Overview CLICK HERE!
Performance Standards, New York City - First Edition

NYSED Regents Exams for Science Subjects CLICK HERE!
Download PDFs of the Science Subject requirements and sample tests.

Cartoon Guide to Genetics CLICK HERE!

Biology in Motion CLICK HERE!

Digital Library for Earth System Education CLICK HERE!
Great earth science lesson plan ideas, very creative and can choose by grade level and type of lesson.

Earth Science World CLICK HERE!
General science information.

NASA Destination Earth CLICK HERE!
Great images and data from NASA.

National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters CLICK HERE!
Live satellite data into your classroom.

Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers CLICK HERE!