A list of online ESL teaching resources from expert educators around the world

Kids Reading (Flickr photo by GoodNCrazy)
Kids Reading (Flickr photo by GoodNCrazy)


Teaching reading can be tough, especially if you’re a first-time teacher. You definitely need to plan ahead with teaching your ESL reading assignments. ESL students can quickly become discouraged with reading. Every teacher should be focused on making reading a fun activity for their students. Reading should never be a chore!

One of the things I am well known for is my love of books, and I try to instill that same passionate with students. Since most children don’t start reading until their 6 years old, you should be extra aware of what your students can achieve in your classes. For ESL teachers this is especially true; it’s not uncommon for parents to expect their 3- or 4- year old to be able to read. You shouldn’t ever expect your students to be able  to do everything right away. Furthermore, you have to be extra careful to ensure that your students understand what they’re reading. They don’t have the benefit of learning how to read as native English speakers do. Always keep that in mind when you’re teaching reading in an ESL classroom.

These are resource pages that I’ve referred to for teaching reading assignments over the years. These links include tips and advice for teaching reading activities, comprehension quizzes, reading lesson plans, and reading strategies for every classroom. If you’d like to see your website included, please get in touch with me through the contact page.

How To Teach Reading to ESL Students

Topics & Readings for Teenagers

Reading Lesson Plans for English Learners of All Levels

Teaching Reading, Writing and Vocabulary

Reading Strategies for all Ages and Abilities

English Reading Comprehension Skills for ESL/EFL Learners

ESL Reading Activities from Ohio University

Reading Skills and Reading Exercises


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