Tutoring Video Clips produced by Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle
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Includes our own tutors working on a variety of topics.
Tutoring Video Clips from Media Library of Teaching Resources
Includes clips of tutors demonstrating various methods such as the Language Experience Approach, role plays, learning vocabulary and building reading and writing skills with ESL or Basic Literacy students.
Monthly Report Worksheet - example created and shared by a tutor to help keep track of progress on standards for their Level 3 student.
As the tutor, you should keep the "Student's Book" to work in together and to plan from. The student should keep the "Workbook" for homework and review.
Ventures textbooks include extensive online resources, available at www.cambridge.org/ventures/resources. You will need to create a teacher’s account to access the materials. To save yourself the headache, you can log in using our teacher account. Contact Heather for the login information.
The "Ventures Arcade" is an online resource that students and tutors can use to supplement activities found in their textbook. It is a platform that provides games, activities, a dictionary, and audio files.
Learning Styles - Behavioral characteristics and tutoring tips for three different learning styles: auditory, visual, and tactile/kinesthetic.
Teaching to the 8 Learning Styles - Verbal, Bodily, Logical, Visual, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Musical, and Naturalist.
Speaking & Listening Test Information
Students should be able to answer the questions at the level they last tested into, all those before it and the next level up that they will hopefully test into. Give them enough practice so that they answer with good grammar and pronunciation.
English for You
English For You is a three-level, video-based, English learning set. It has been prepared and presented by English teachers in a real class ambiance.
USA Learns App for smartphones or tablets: Great resource for students to use for independent study. Features videos, listening and speaking practice.
Activities for ESL Students
This website has useful information for all levels. It includes quizzes on grammar and vocabulary, listening and pronunciation practice and VOA audio podcasts. It also has crossword puzzles and over 40 quizzes in bilingual languages.
ESL Games for Adults
This website features games and other activities, including conversation cards, to help adults learn English as a Second Language.
Conversation Questions for ESL
This website provides different questions to stimulate conversation for ESL learners.
English for Everyone
This website provides worksheets related to almost any question you may have about English. The pictures and readings for the lower level learners are especially good. Other topics include U.S. citizenship, spelling, word searches, and computer fundamentals. Check it out!
Interesting Things for ESL Students
This website is full of exercises in grammar, pronunciation, listening, spelling and vocabulary development for different levels. One heading lists “Easy Things for Beginners.” Other activities and exercises are not specified by levels but are generally intermediate.
Sounds of English
Good for pronunciation practice. Tips for teachers.
Short stories for ESL learners with activities for each one.
Help with rules of grammar.
5 Minute English
Designed to give short and easy explanations and exercises for English as a Second Language Learners.
Speak English Clearly! - The Imitation Technique
Practicing English with the Imitation Technique will help reduce an accent and pronunciation problems quickly. It will also make listening to native speakers easier. Several lessons are available.
Find It Virginia for English Language Learners
For tutors and/or students with access to computers and computer literacy skills.
Listening, Reading, Audiobooks, Short Stories, and Songs for intermediate-level students. Students can listen and read along with the text.
Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events
Newsela provides teachers, parents, and students with over 1,000 current event articles scaled at five different reading comprehension levels. You must create an account to access most of the articles. You can also pay for an account that will allow you access to quizzes and assessments on reading comprehension.
According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, only 12 percent of adults have proficient health literacy. Low literacy is linked to poor health outcomes and higher rates of hospitalization. ProLiteracy has recommended MedlinePlus as a resource to provide health information to students. The site is in both English and Spanish and features hundreds of health topics with easy-to-read materials.
Correcting Pronunciation Errors
Four Guidelines for Teaching Pronunciation
Characteristic Difficulties with English for Speakers of Spanish
Minimal Pairs for Spanish Speakers
Pronunciation Guide - Bantu
Pronunciation Guide - Burmese
Pronunciation Guide - Central & South Asia
Pronunciation Guide – South East Asia (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese)
Public Charge Rules (June 2020)
Public Charge Handout (English) from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Public Charge Handout (Spanish) from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Public Charge Screening
Public Charge PowerPoint Presentation
Experience Stories - A Strategy for Reading and Writing Practice for Low-Level Learners (May 2019)
Experience Stories PowerPoint
Extension Ideas Using Student Experience Stories Handout
Cultural Humility (December 2018)
Cultural Humility & Ways of Engaging - presentation by Ingrid Ramos and Joanna Ajex of the Women's Initiative
Lesson Planning for Intermediate & Advanced Students (April 2018)
Meeting the Needs of Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners PowerPoint
Level 4 Standards Handout
Scaffolding Techniques for Low-Level Learners (March 2018)
Cluster Word Web Handout
Herringbone Organizer Handout
KWL Chart Handout
Sentence Stems Handout
Spider Map Handout
Venn Diagram Handout
Trauma & Your English Learning Student (February 2018)
Workshop by Cherry Stewart, EL Counselor, Charlottesville City Schools K-12 & Volunteer Coordinator, Instructor at TJACE@PVCC
Beyond the Workbook Presentation - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
US Immigration Presentation - Alyson Ball, Author, presenter, and IRC Volunteer
The Path to US Citizenship Presentation - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Naturalization Workshop (handout)
Culturally Responsive Communicative Teaching - Menna Youssef, LVCA Tutor
Albemarle County Schools CRT Resources
Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - YouTube
English Proficiency Standards - Steven Reid, LVCA Staff
Refugee 101 - Harriet Kuhr, Executive Director of The International Rescue Committee
Pronunciation from Z to A - Holly Dilatush, LVCA Volunteer and Leader of Tutors' Corner
Collaborative Lesson Planning - Holly Dilatush, LVCA Volunteer and Leader of Tutors' Corner
Grammar for Low-Level Students - Steven Reid, LVCA Staff
Grammar for High-Level Students - Steven Reid, LVCA Staff
The Path to Citizenship - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Naturalization Process (handout)
Beyond the Workbook - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Alternative Homework Tips (handout)
Registering for ProLitearcy's Education Network (handout)
Registering for a VALRC account (handout)
Literacy Resources (handout)
Engaging Adult Learners Through Technology - Heather Tebbenhoff, LVCA Staff
Better Health Through Better Health Literacy - Lydia, Witman, UVA Medical Center
Pronunciation Presentation - Paige Zelikow, LVCA Staff
Strategies for Encouraging Students to Speak Outside Tutoring
Maintaining Student Motivation Workshop Handout
Our Language Goals Handout
Six Drivers of Persistence
SMART Goals Handout
Motivation Workshop Notes - These are the ideas generated by the participants on how to promote and incorporate the six drivers of persistence into tutoring sessions.