Tutoring Resources: Academic Websites
Need additional resources to use during your tutoring sessions? Many of these websites have printable worksheets and flashcards, lesson plans, teaching tips, and educational activities.
Worksheets, Lesson Plans, Activities & Flash Cards
A great website with over 5000 printable worksheets and flashcards for all basic subjects: ESL, learning to read, math, etc. No matter what your student’s ability, this website will have resources for you!
Another great general teaching website, with thousands of worksheets on a variety of subjects. You can even create your own worksheets. Definitely check out the eworkbooks!
Video lessons for all grade levels. You can create a student, teacher, or parent account to access resources or brush up on your own skills.
Brainfuse Homework Help
Online homework assistance, test preparation resources, ESL lessons and activities. Free access with a Chicago Public Library card.
Teach Children ESL
A good ESL-specific website with lots of printable worksheets, flashcards, games, etc.
ESL for Equality
A website geared towards tutors, mentors, and teachers working with refugees and immigrants. Includes flashcards, lesson plans, worksheets, and discussion of teaching English to refugees. Focuses on useful English for new immigrants/refugees.
Mrs. Perkins Dolch Words Helping Your Children Read
Worksheets, flashcards and general resources on Dolch words (i.e., sight words)
High Frequency Words
Study the most frequently used words in reading and writing English.
Printable workbooks and activities recommended by a former teacher.
Dave’s ESL Café
Be sure to check out the “Idea Cookbook” where you will find great ideas for games, icebreakers, pronunciation, vocabulary and much, much more.
English Club: The Teachers’ Lounge
Games, worksheets, lesson plans, and more
More ESL Worksheets
Use this website to create handwriting practice worksheets. Great to teach children how to write their names or just to practice writing letters and numbers.
More websites suggested by CPS teachers:
National Geographic for Kids
Cool Math 4 Kids
Chicago Public Schools Websites
Many schools use online tools and classrooms for homework and additional practice. Ask your student or their parents if they have a login for these sites:
Games & Puzzles
This web site aims to help students to memorize English vocabularies in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games.
This website has links to dozens of other ESL game websites. Some websites feature interactive, online games, while others offer printable ESL games.
ESL Kids Stuff
A variety of basic-level online ESL games.
Mark’s English School
A number of online ESL games that accompany the lessons on the main site. All of the games have corresponding flashcards, so you could use the games to reinforce vocabulary and grammar learned through the flashcards.
Mostly online word games, but great for vocab development.
Not an ESL site, but full of general educational games for kids. FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history).
Play Kids Games
Another general site for educational games for a variety of different subjects (math, reading, vocab, etc.)
Learning Games for Kids
More general online, educational games. Explore and have fun!
With vocabulary for English language learners from beginner to advanced.
Practice English vocabulary and learn about US civics and history.