But before that, let me mention that I had a very interesting comment on my previous post: "About summer homework" made by Ana Garcia. (May you find interesting to have a look to her blog: Close your books, with resources for secondary students, teachers and families.
Homework: Help or Hassle?
Probably, we must strongly think to change the traditional summer homework by using new technologies. We can engage and motivate children if we use the same tools they use in their daily lifes. At this moment only technology (or travelling to an English speaking country) can provide an extra exposure to English! And parents (in general people above thirties in my country) have a very poor average of English language... so, we can not count on them to help children at home!
Let's think about it!
Here you are a short list of links, you can suggest parents or students, to work English language at home.
Activities for Summer School ESL by Judie Haynes
You can download some worksheets and activities based in a summer topic
Jobs, worksheets, and Flashcards for the ESL and TEFL Teacher.
Summer Reading: English Language Learners at the Library By: Kristina Robertson (2007). A very interesting article about the importance of summer reading and some hot links about it.
Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).
This summer will be held The Olympic Games in London. Why don't we take benefit of this?
If you are you looking for a summer reading list for your children or teens, here you are a selection of 2012 summer reading lists. These lists of recommended children's books and young adult books are generally organized by grade level. Many of the elementary reading lists include children's picture books. Many of the middle school reading lists include a mix of middle grade fiction and nonfiction and young adult books. You'll find both classics and recently published books here.
Have you got some more interesting web sites to work independetly ESL? Please share!