Since I posted The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season), I thought it might make sense to create a similar list for the season of winter.
I’ve divided this post into three sections:
Sites that are specifically designed to help English Language Learners develop winter-related vocabulary
Exceptional winter images
Opportunities for winter-connected online creation of content
You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The “Blizzard Of Oz.”
Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season:
Students can take an online vocabulary quiz here.
EL Civics has a nice beginning lesson on winter.
Bogglesworld has plenty of useful printables.
Here’s a “talking book” called Alfy’s Snow Day.
How snow forms is a neat interactive showing…how snow forms.
Snowy Scenes is from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Students might enjoy 12 Awe Inspiring Snow Sculpture Themes.
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is a title of a series of images from The Big Picture about an incredible event in China.
Let It Snow! is a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Snowman-ia!! is a slideshow from NPR.
Photo Essay: Europe’s Snowy Scenes is from PBS.
Wintry Weather is a series of photos from The Atlantic.
7 of the coldest places in the world to live is a very interesting slideshow from The Mother Nature Network.
Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Snow is a fun article with photos and relatively accessible text.
Winter Arrives is a slideshow from The Atlantic.
Blizzard Slams the Northeast is a NY Times slideshow.
The Storm on Instagram also comes from The NY Times.
12 historic photos of the world’s most formidable snowstorms is from The Week.
Winter White is from The Boston Globe.
CREATE ONLINE CONTENT:
You can virtually cut and design a snowflake, write a message on it, and email the link to a teacher or friend at Snow Days.
There will never be a better video than this one to help students learn about winter. Have them watch it, describe what they see, and learn related vocabulary:
Here’s TED lesson and video on snowflakes:
Feeling chilly? Why not try these activities and lesson ideas on the theme of winter! https://t.co/j03D5MFx9V #ESL pic.twitter.com/UAe93spHvk
— TeachingEnglish (@TeachingEnglish) December 21, 2015
Video: The First Snow Day – Amber Prentice describes what it’s like when #ELLs first see snow | #ELLChat https://t.co/JpjExdPRfr
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) January 22, 2016
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