Let’s Learn More about the United States – Basic Facts for ESL

Adding Scrolling Text to a Google Site

Adding scrolling text is incredibly easy. It involves inserting a Google Gadget called a marquee. So, I added a marquee to my class’s web page this week to remind the students to register for summer ESL. I changed the background and text colors and made it a little smaller than the default style. This is what it looks like when it is not scrolling:Marquee

I must say that it is really fun learning how to add all these little extras to my website! For more information, see Creating a Google Site.

Learn about Canada, Our Neighbor to the North!

Presenting the English Object Pronouns with Spanish Assistance

Adding Animated Gifs to Google Sites

I use Google Sites for my stacked level ESL classes. For this coming St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to have an animated gif on my weekly page. But, when I found the image I wanted, I inserted it into my page and lost the animation.


Fortunately, I found a very concise instructional YouTube video by Kristen Samuelson, which taught me how to easily bring back animation to my gif and my website. Here is the video. Thank you, Kristen!


May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

                                  HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Calendar Vocabulary Word Search

Changing Singular to Plural Nouns

Here’s a great reference sheet for you and your students. Thank you to Woodward English!!