Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free worksheets for Young Learners

I am sure that most of you reading this post have spent hours looking for free, interesting worksheets for your students.

Many websites advertise themselves as free but when it comes to downloading they request payment or donation. Other ones have complicated menus or provide worksheets only in the PDF format.

To make your lives easier, here is my advice how to find materials in less than a couple of minutes.

If you are looking for a particular worksheet (e.g. fruit worksheet)

  1. google it in Google Images
  2. seeing what has been searched, click on the image that interests you
  3. next click on the ‘see full size image’ button 
  4. then right click the image to save it on your computer. Easy.

If this proves to be insufficient, you might find these websites very useful:

http://bogglesworldesl.com/ (almost a legendary site with loads of free material)

http://www.english-4kids.com/ (not many but very stimulating worksheets)

http://www.esl-kids.com/worksheets/worksheets.html (excellent and easy to use free worksheet generator)

http://www.eslprintables.com/ (You need to set up an account and upload some worksheets of yours. Once your worksheet has been downloaded you get one point. Having gained thirty points, you become a premium member and are allowed to download up to thirty new worksheets i.e. ones that were uploaded on a particular day. If you download an ‘old’ worksheet you lose one point of the ones you gained.)

The following sites convert files:

http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/  - converts Word documents into PDF

http://www.freepdfconvert.com/ - converts PDF documents into Word

The only thing you have to do in order to convert a document is to upload it and type your email address. After a couple of seconds, en email with a converted file will be waiting for you in the inbox.

These sites provide excellent free printables as well:

http://schoolexpress.com/index.php (go to 15.000+ free worksheets)

http://www.abcteach.com/ (you will have to spend some time looking for what you need but it’s worth the time)

http://www.esltower.com/ (go to the English Teachers part)

http://www.teachchildrenesl.com/worksheets.htm (contains worksheets for both Young Learners and teenagers) 


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