• There are many ways that you can practice English at home!

     

    Things you can do:

    1. Try teaching someone at home some English words or phrases you have been learning

    2. Listen to English songs

    3. Watch TV/Movies in English (you can put on Spanish subtitles for help, if you want)

    4. Read in English...try not to use Google Translate for every single word. Have confidence in yourself and try to translate only words that you have never seen before.

    5. Send a text or email in English

    6. If you usually speak a different language when you are home, try using English to talk to someone in your house.

    **These are just a few ideas for you :)

     


     

    A few websites you can use to practice English at home:

    (Click on the blue text and it will bring you to the site)

    1. https://www.duolingo.com/

    This website is free, and has lessons and an app to help you learn any language (including English). It has short lessons that you can do in between TV shows or whatever you are doing.

    2. https://newsela.com/

    This website has free news articles (students can sign up with their SHSD Gmail account) for students to practice reading. There are also translations of the articles into Spanish.

    3. https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

    This site is more for beginners. It has different interactive games, videos, and things to read for students to practice all different English vocabulary and grammar.

    4. https://quizizz.com/

    This site has interactive quizzes on almost any topic. Students can practice vocabulary, history facts, science terms, or do fun topics like "Guess that song." Students can log in using their SHSD Gmail account.

     

    5. https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

    Students can pick any book that they are interested in. Each book has a simplified story and text to read. There is also the option of having the book read aloud to them by the computer.

     

    6. https://www.storylineonline.net/

    This website has books being read aloud by actors and other famous people. The stories have pictures, and there is closed captions on the bottom of the screen so that students can read along.

     

    7. https://reading.ecb.org/

    This website has different skill “games”  that the students can use while reading. It has the option of switching back and forth from English to Spanish as they work. The audio changes languages as well as the text on the screen. Students should skip login to do the activities.

     

    8. https://www.funbrain.com/books

    There are many different books here that students can read. For example, “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” There are no text to speech options, unfortunately.

     

    9. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

    Daily reading and vocabulary activities through 9th grade.