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Super Simple Songs

Super Simple SongsbirdThis is a page with lots of video songs with more than 830.576 reproductions
They create easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn, super fun songs for children. Their videos are intended for teachers and parents of young learners with developing speaking skills, ideal for sharing with Pre-K children and younger, young ESL/EFL learners, and children with special needs.

The songs are appropriately paced for children with developing motor skills, and full of room for gestures and dancing to help kids interact with the lyrics.





You can watch the video and download free flashcards and worksheets from this site. Of course, you can use them to teach the song, review vocabulary, or  for activities and games. You’ll find common ones such as alphabet flashcards and number flashcards, as well as some ones made just for the songs. When you click to visit the song’s page you’ll discover these free flashcards, a video and more. These free resources are related with:

Old Mc Donald  – The Alphabet Chant  – The Alphabet Song, – Are You Hungry –The Bath Song –Bingo I and II

Count and move – Counting bananas – Days Of The WeekDo You Like Broccoly Ice Cream

The Eensey Weensey SpiderFive Little Monkeys  – Five Little Pumpkins – Go Away – Happy Birthday – 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes – Hello – Pokey Hokey How’s the Weather I See Something Blue

I See Something Pink If You Are Happy The Month’s Chant – Old Mcx DonaldOne Little Finger

One Potatoe ,TwoPotatoes – Open, Shut them- The Pinocchio- Put On Your Shoes- Rain, rain Go Again –

Seven Steps– The Shape Songs 1 and 2 – Skidamarink Ten in The BedWhat Do You Want For Christmas

The Wheels On the Bus – Who Took The Cookie




This site offers you more than 1,ooo of resources. A bit belowyou have  the different links to all those resources.

sparkle box autumn

This is one example related with autumn.

There are more about Autumn by clicking here

 It is divided into categories:

Inside the literacy resource category there are:

 Alphabet sounds, words and vocabulary, writing and letter formation, reading, 
spelling, stories and nursery rhymes, letters and sounds When you click on each 
there will appear many others options!!!

Inside the math resource category there are:

numbers, counting, calculations, shape space and measures, coins and money,
 Numbers and patterns.

Inside the topic teaching resources category there are:

Sciences, the world around me:Living things, ourselves/all about me, water, materials,  forces and movements, sound and hearing, electricity, light and dark, space, food and recipes, Society, Places

Geography: Our environement, places,  travel and transport, society, recycling, buildings, houses and homes, weather and seasons, mountains and volcanoes, rivers, rocks and soils.

History. The great fire of London, the Victorians, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, The Tudors, The Gownpowder Plot, The Titanic disaster; Louis Braille, Castles, the ancient Egyptians, the Vikings, the Roman empire, toys of the past, Homes of the past, The ancient greeksthe Stuarts, the Aztecs, World War Two,The Anglo-Saxons, Prehistoric man, Britain since 1948

Design and technology: recipes and cooking, design, machines, craft Activities, puppets, playdough activity mats

Physical Education (PE): Indoors, outdoors, summer sports day, swimming

Creative Art: Art, artists and styles, colours, how to draw step by step, colouring pages, greeting cards, cutting skills, colour in photo phrames

Faiths, festivals and celebrations: CELEBRATIONS: Christmas, Easter

Fantasy and fiction: Masks….

NATIONAL DAYS: St. George’s, St. Patrick’s, St Andrew’s, St David’s, Burn’s night

SPECIAL DAYS: Valentine’s, mother’s dayfather’s day,  bonfire, Halloween….

GENERAL EVENTS: Birthdays, Weddings

PSHE: circle time and class rules, feelings and emotion, health an hygiene, anti bullying, classroom displays, friendship, society

Inside the signs and labels resource category there are:

 classroom signs, classroom labels, around school, outdoor area and playground,

Inside the class management resource category there are:
routines & class organisation, certificates and rewards, targets and monitoring, 
rules and behaviour



Communication 4 all

This is a great. great page with lots of useful flashcards. On the left of the page you will find a display divided into the areas below:

As you click on each of them you will find more and more resources and surprises.

So, when you click and go to EARLY LEARNING you will discover more areas on a new display exactly like this one below:

And in the same page, but a bit below, another display divided in categorised areas like in the next column

Not only those, but also many other more as you see in the nest column too: journays, the farm and the countryside, dinosaurs, minibeasts, pirates, superheroes, circus, under the sea, out and about, houses and home, all about me, healthy eating, castles, wild west, football crazy, autumn days, toys, fireworks, winter, Chinese new year, polar regions, night time, st David’s day, St. Patrick’s day, pancake day, spring, St. George’s day, formula 1, Construction site, summer, Australia, India, Cookery, St. Andrew’s day, or weddings.

Each area contains many resources and beautiful flashcards that you can print and use in your classes.


The section of literacy, for example, has a selection of downloads to help with literacy. There are all sorts of things here:


The section of numeracy has a selection of downloads to help with numeracy. There are all sorts of things here: from counting cards to interactive white board activities to help with number formation!






































By far the most popular resource downloaded from Lanternfish. These cards are ideal for teaching vocabulary. 


If you are looking for flashcards… in this site you wil find lots and lovely ones. But, apart from that and as you see a bit below, you will find many other and interesting resources. Among them, great and useful phonics resources.


Home| Crosswords| Word Searches| Flash Cards| Verbs|Songs| Creative Writing| Work SheetsPhonicsABCs Survival EnglishBusiness ESL| ESL for Adults| Articles for Teaching ESL| Lesson Plans| Young Learners ESL | ESL Jobs

Here you have the list of really interesting flashcards under each 203topic. If you click on each of them you will discover some more related with the title. Don’t miss it!!!

Can (Modal) Cards

Want Cards

Monkey Cards

Gorilla Cards

Bear Cards

Classroom Cards

Monster Cards

ABC Cards

Places Flashcards

Preposition Cards

Passive Voice Cards

Scientist Cards

Animal Body Parts

Health and Safety

Rooms in a House

Dolch Sight Words

Reptile Flashcards

Pirate Cards

Seasons and Days

Creature Cards

Spaceship Cards

Wizard Cards

Animal Habitat Cards

Forest Animals

Job Cards

Animal Behaviour

Space Explorers

Superhero Cards

Preposition movement

Insects/ Forest Floor





Fall Flashcards

Clothes Flashcards

Summer Flashcards

Five Senses Cards

Spring Flashcards

Sports Flashcards

Greek Myths

Knights and Castles


Fairytales and Fantasy

Animal Collective Nouns

Food Web/Food Chain

Simile Cards

Shapes, Numbers Colors

CVC Word Ca


LANTERNFISH:contains printable teaching resources for language arts, TESOL, TEFL and ESL.Lots of worksheets full of contents for your classes. If you dare to have a look a bit below you will realise about how many worksheet you will find. Worksheets about: festivities, phonics, grammar…

Young LearnerWorksheets:

Basic ESL worksheets for K7 young learnersThis section has been much expanded with over fifty units of young learners’ teaching materials.

Winter WorksheetsTeach winter vocabulary with these winter worksheets and activities.

Christmas Worksheets: Teach Christmas vocabulary with these Christmas worksheets and activities. There is also aChristmas bingo game. Merry Christmas!

Thanksgiving Worksheets: Teach Thanksgiving vocabulary with these Thanksgiving worksheets and activities.

Board Game: An excellent communicative activity with extensive support materials for teaching kids. In the Content Questions Board Game game kids answer content questions like What do seeds need to grow 

Word Skills Gamegreat word skills game with extensive support materials for teaching kids how to talk about words.

Proverbs Communication Activity: Students are given common English proverbs to communicate to other students. Students then take a quiz to test their communication skills.

I need a Ticket to Osaka, Japan  : Students practise purchasing airline tickets from ticketing agents in this line-up style role-play. Good for tourism English, Business English or false beginners who are planning to travel.

Frog Life Cycle Worksheets: Good content-based ESL with these Frog Life Cycle Worksheets.

Can I Bug You for a Sec role-play where students ask for help solving a puzzle. A good classroom English role-play as students use language to talk about words.

Reporting Changes: A Business ESL role-play where?students report changes in corporate indicators and explain reasons why changes occurred.

Can I take a message  Telephone EnglishStudents practice taking and leaving message with this telephone English role-play. There is also a business English version.

Giving Directions: A role-play to practice asking someone out to dinner and giving directions to the restaurant. Also, Giving directions II: directions?by subway or bus route. And finally, giving directions III: directions by roadmap and suggesting somewhere to go.

Movie Lessons! Two great activities with worksheets, role-plays, and activities for teaching ESL for movies.

I’m Calling about the Apartment :role-play where students inquire about an apartment for rent.

Little Letter Tracing WorksheetsYounger learners can practice their small letters with these ABC worksheets.

A Visit to the Doctor Role-playone hour role-play to practice expressions needed to discuss an ailment with the doctors.

Banking Role-Play I: one hour banking role-play that explores the expressions needed to do five basic transactions at a bank: deposit money, withdraw money, cash checks, exchange currency, and pay bills.

How Much Is It : This shopping unit has an information gap, a survey, and a roleplay . There is also vocabulary worksheets and teaching tips .

Short Conversation Resources :A collection of over thirty short conversation worksheets.

Teaching Effective Communication Through Graded Reading MaterialsAn article on teaching effective communication to ESL/EFL students. There are a lot of materials prepared for the TEFL teacher in this article.

TEFL Grapevine: Students spread rumors to practice their storytelling skills in this loud and stimulating TEFL activity.

Grammar Soccer: Reported Speech: grammar activity  with extensive resources for teaching indirect reported speech.

Traveling Among Monsters Language Enrichment: A new series of lengthy units with reading comprehension, pattern practice and vocabulary activities:Traveling Among Monsters.

The BiggleboriansThis worksheet combines anthropology and ESL. Useful for teaching the present progressive and the past.

Cloze Activities: A variety of cloze activities sorted by difficulty.

Irregular Past Tense Verbs: This new section contains?materials to teach the most frequently occurring irregular past tense verbs.

Job Fair: A Role-play: new lesson where students role-play job seekers and employer to practice their interviewing skills.

Easy ESL Crosswords : A collection of ESL crosswords put together by Lanternfish ESL:

Teaching Relative Clauses with Massive Comprehensible Input: This section contains 20 crosswords made using a database of clues in the form of relative clauses. There is also a new collection with word skills crosswords.

Describing and Captioning Pictures: A great activity for sentence level speaking and writing. Students describe a picture  in as many sentences as they can. There is also a section for young learners now.

Initial Sounds and Final Sounds Phonics Worksheets: Over 30 new worksheets that cover the initial sounds of words. There are also some newly added Final Sounds Worksheets. Also check out the phonics monsters.

Alphabet Worksheets: collection of alphabet worksheets including alphabet mazesalphabet trains, and big letter coloring worksheets and small letter tracing sheets.

Reading Puzzle Packets: An early literacy tool that can also be used to reinforce sight words and teach grammar and syntax in a variety of themes popular in the ESL classroom.

Juicy Baek: role-play for adult intermediate to advanced students. Thought provoking and fun!

Survival English: A Crash Course for False Beginners Who are about to set off to another country.

ESL Surveys: Students can survey each other using one of many survey question sheets. There is also a blank template for teachers to make their own.

Telephone Language: new lesson plan in the lesson plan section. A line-up style role-play where students make plans over the telephone.

Superlatives Communication Activity : Students communicate fact cards about the natural world that contain a superlative adjective.

The ESL Science Center: monthly web magazine with science articles geared towardsESL learners. This month: Reptiles, Amphibians, Science, Scientists, and Anthropology.

Writers Workshop: The workshop has moved. Lessons on Weighing an Argument, Building an Argument, and Refuting an Argument.

Preposition Cards: Ghosts, trolls, and aliens are in the house.Check out the Preposition Flashcards.

Hypothetically Speaking Game: Hypothetically Speaking: A fluency game for practicing hypothetical speech. A lot of work went into preparing this game for middle/high school students. Enjoy!

Other Resources  :The Dolch Sight Words teaching materials are new. As well as the Phrasal Verb CrosswordsThe Harry Potter Worksheets.

ESL Business Activities: Several good ESL business activities are in the?Business ESL Worksheets.

ESL Game Boards: Dozens of Printable Game boards for communicative classes.

Holiday Worksheets: This sections contains links to all of the holiday worksheet sections: Chritsmas, New Year, Halloween, Thanks giving, Valentine’s day, Easter, April’s fool day…

Information Gap Exercises: The Information Gaps cover topics from shopping to rooms in a house.

Conversation Question Prompts: Themed question lists for free-talking classes.

Bingo Game: Learn forest animal names and the conjunction ‘and’ with this Bingo Game. Now, there are many new bingo games with bingo card generators with topics such as birds, animals, kitchen objects, shapes and colors.

Opposite Concentration: Use opposites to teach vocabulary. This section includes games and worksheets for opposites.

Food Chain Worksheets :Activities and worksheets to teach concepts related to food webs and food chains.

City Worksheets: Activities and worksheets with a city theme.

Insect Worksheets: Worksheets and activities to teach insect themes



mes englishMES English 

In this link  you will find more than 100 sets of  free  flashcards to print  that I use for every  age.
printable Christmas cardsResources for teachers of young learners. All of the resources are designed to be versatile and useful in many preschool and K-6 classrooms. I have free

flashcards, printable worksheets and handouts to match, phonics worksheets, printable ESL games, printable certificates, stickers to print, and other activities all ready for printing.

Daily Routine Flashcards

Printable Flashcards

for download: It has over 1800 words depicted in flashcards. There are 100+ sets covering 60+ themes and I’m adding to them regularly. These are flashcards not clip art. They are ready to print and go with?matching handouts, PowerPoint flashcard presentations, game cards and bingo cards. Plenty of cards for designing your lesson plans.

Worksheet templates

?to match MES-English vocabulary sets. These are available on a different site . You can make printable dominoes, dice, crisscross bingo boards, crossword puzzles, word searches, tracing worksheets, multiple choice worksheets, spelling worksheets, reading quizzes, board games, and custom vocabulary handouts. The best part is LOTE teachers can customize these worksheets to match the MES-E flashcards. I’m trying to bring you some versatility.

Communication Games from MES English


There are 22 posted ?communicative games for the classroom available for download and a list of 15+ other games to play. These games were designed to be flexible and useful across a broad range of target language and great care was put into making them fun, interesting and student centered. Many are great for one-on-one. You’ll find Big Town, High Town, Eigomon, Bombs Away, Treasure Island, Spiders and Candy, Get Four, the Paper Game and more. Forums:

There are forums for games and activities ideas and questions, forums for teaching where you can get or leave advice, a ‘What’s new?‘ forum, and more. Check out the MES-English community, leave feedback, ask questions, find support for problems, get or leave game ideas, advice …

Phonics Printables from


You will find phonics flash cards and handouts for presentation. There are alphabet cards, posters and materials to get you started on the right foot with your phonics curriculum. The page’s owner has written and illustrated a couple beginner phonics books that he posted in the phonics worksheets to print section. They are great for parents that are home schooling their children.

Projects and Lesson plans

No more fishing for key pals or e-pals. MES-English has opened its International Project Exchange Library! All the projects are ready to go. Just print and complete the lesson plan. Then share with your students projects already completed by others around the world.

Worksheets: A growing section of MES-English. There are talking worksheets, worksheets for introduction of grammar points, a phonics workbook series, award certificates, clipart to make your own worksheets, song sheets, nursery rhymes and chants cards, hundreds of color in sheets, teacher printables, and worksheets to match the MES-Flashcards.The Language Resource Room is a collection of what I feel to be excellent sites with actual content. They are not collections of links to links and I hope they are helpful to you if I don’t have what you’re looking for.MES-Games – It has made some on-line FLASH games for students. Some of them match the flash card sets and there are grammar builders and phonics programs as well.

There are also, free printable certificates and certificate templates for kids, with an online certificate maker to make certificates of appreciation, completion, merit, and more – from 123 Certificates


Grammar resources



This is a very useful page of BBC for english and maths for adults.
BBC Skillswise is a free-to-access website for adult numeracy and literacy tutors and students, with printable worksheets and factsheets and online games, videos and quizzes that can be used in class or by students at home. It currently covers Entry 3 and Level 1 of the Skills for Life numeracy and literacy core curricula.
In its homepage you can choose among: English, maths, job skills, adult learning , tutors, about skillswise.
Of course, I recommend you to go to the English page. You can see there are 6 topics: reading, writingspelling , word grammar, sentence grammar and speaking and listening.

skillswise reading

Each topic is divided into more topics. For example:

1.- Reading: The sound of English, Recognising letters and words, Types of text, Dictionaries and indexes, skimming and scanning, fact of opinion, reading and understanding, reading for pleasure

skillwise writing


2.- Writing: handwriting, Typing, filling in a form, writing a letter, planning your writing, Format and style, building up paragraphs, editing and proofreading

skillwise spelling

3. –Spelling:Plurals, prefixes and suffixes, root words, common letters patterns, memory aids, words to watch out for

skillwise word grammar


4.-Word grammar: What are word types, Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns, Connectives

skillwise sentence grammar


5.-Sentence and grammar: Punctuation, sentence structure, varieties of English, past, present or future tenses, instructions.


skillwise speaking and listening


6.- Speaking and listening: Types of listening, listening for specific, communication skills, formal and informal speaking, giving a presentation





There are  games, short videos around 1 minute, really useful for your classes and quizzes from the BBC to help adults improve their knowledge of parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives and the like. The games are useful for children too.

To go to this page click on each thumbnail or on the title.

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