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Ellii, formerly ESL Library, is an innovative online platform for English language educators. Ellii provides English language teachers with meaningful and engaging lessons, customizable flashcards, and assignable digital tasks for students of all ages and English levels. Ellii’s tools allow teachers to monitor student progress and provide feedback in real time, and they do provide many free resources on their blog. Link:

Online reading resources that help build learners’ fluency and comprehension skills. Readings are leveled and topics include civics, employment, housing, health, school, money, and government. Link:

Offers literacy-oriented lesson plans focusing on text complexity, nonfiction and informational texts, literacy as a shared responsibility, and using evidence to inform practice. Link:

Offers classroom resources including pre-made (adaptable) lesson plans, student interactives, date-based activities (ex. Sep 10 – Grandparent’s Day), and printouts. Target ability range is K-12 for native English speakers. Link:

Adapted news stories for students at different levels. Includes pre-made lesson plans and spelling, grammar, exercises based on many of the readings. Link:

Open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. Link:

Grammar rules explained (somewhat) clearly with practice and quizzes afterwards. Includes information and practice about the writing process and sentence mechanics. Link:

Learn U.S. Civics and ESL with pictures and easy words. Access lessons, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, videos, and other printables. Links: and

Storybooks Canada is designed specifically for teachers, parents, and community members. It makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available with text and audio in English and French, as well as the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages in Canada. Link: