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10 ESL Resources for Hybrid Teaching

Are you looking for teaching materials that can be used both in the classroom and online? In this blog post, you will find my favourite ESL resources that are appropriate for hybrid teaching.

Whether you are in a physical or virtual classroom, the following ESL teaching materials will surely come in handy, so you can focus on adjusting to whatever new reality is awaiting you. I have saved the freebies for the end 😊.

This is a two-pager back-to-school student information form to learn more about your secondary students at the beginning of the school year. This resource comes in print and online file options. A fully editable version is also included (Editable Power Point file), so you can adapt this resource to better suit your needs.

What are educators saying about this resource?

“I have it customized to fit my needs and ready to post for my students. I appreciate having something immediately ready for use, which is much more appealing than anything I would have created.” (July 29, 2020)

“All in all, good source. Helped me, especially with specific needs students in order to better understand their learning.” (September 4, 2019)

Use this comprehensive and differentiated resource to teach persuasive writing/the opinion piece to your high school students. This opinion text guided writing pack includes mentor texts, explicit instruction, and guided writing activities. The student version of the opinion text writing packet is also offered in paperless version, so you can share it with learners on Google Classroom. All other documents are PDF files. An online file version is also available in my store here: Opinion Text/Persuasive Writing Study Guide for Distance Learning (Compatible with Google Drive™). I have written about this resource here: How I Teach Persuasive Writing Using Guided Instruction and Practice.

What are educators saying about this resource?

“Loved the differentiation it provided for my students.” (October 23, 2019)

“Thank you, great product!” (February 25, 2019)

Engage and motivate your learners with this differentiated biography and

autobiography project idea that could be an ideal stand-alone mini project or an extension activity when teaching the biography/autobiography genre. This document develops three ESL skills/competencies: oral interaction (speaking), reinvestment of information from text (reading), and writing. Of course, all the resources in this bundle are also compatible with Google Drive™.

What other educators are saying about this resource?

“Highly recommendable!” (February 1, 2021)

“Great ideas.” (September 30, 2021)

This thematic unit on the topic of taking risks is a comprehensive ESL competency-based, student-centered, and differentiated unit with a touch of growth mindset philosophy to contribute to students' well-being, motivation, and personal development. This resource offers a wide range of opportunities to develop and to assess the ESL competencies/skills. Learners use and reinvest reading strategies (informational texts), vocabulary, language, and information so they can acquire and confidently produce language. The student copy of the Taking Risks Booklet is also compatible with Google Slides™ (paperless item).

This writing journal contains twenty engaging writing prompts to help students to reflect on such topics as motivation and success. This resource is ideal for both classroom use and distance learning as it is also compatible with Google Slides™. The included planning/brainstorming phase provides support for guided writing - differentiated instruction. This item is also part of my Writing Skills Mega Bundle available in my TpT store: Writing Skills Mega Bundle for ESL Learners. You might also like this 100 Bell-Ringer Journals and Task Cards (Paragraph Writing) - Home Packet.

Student performance reflection (self-assessment) sheets for secondary ESL/EFL/ELA learners to monitor and to reflect on their performance during class, small group, or debate/conversation activities. Use these forms on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, or at the end of each term/semester. This resource is also compatible with Google Forms™.

This item is also part of my Assessment and Feedback Tools Bundle that is available in my TpT store here: ESL Assessment and Feedback Tools for High School Teachers BUNDLE. This ESL assessment and feedback tools bundle for secondary teachers also contains a plethora of other valuable evaluation tools and performance monitoring forms.

This Frankenstein novel study guide/workbook provides learners with a rich learning experience while reading the novel (original version). Besides plot-based reading comprehension questions, this novel study guide includes plenty of opportunities for oral interaction and writing, as well as hands-on projects that learners will certainly find appealing.

Who does not like free items? Use this editable weekly newsletter template to inform students and parents about important news/messages, course content, homework, and assignments. The text boxes may be customized/edited. Links to the online versions are included in a PDF document that you will find in the downloaded zip file. This newsletter template for back to school is available both in my TpT store and in the free resources library here on my blog. Join my mailing list today to gain access to this library and download not only this newsletter template, but also other useful ESL resources for your ESL/ELA class.

Are you looking for an engaging culminating activity for your choice or whole-class novel unit? Try this video book review/book report project assignment for teens that allows more room for creativity and personalized responses to texts.

Use this resource as an alternative final assessment idea to the traditional reading comprehension text or as a culminating activity at the end of a choice novel/whole-class unit or literature circle activity.

This is a free reading journal accompanying Jason Reynold's novel Ghost. It is ideal for independent reading at home or in class, and it is also compatible with Google Drive™. Plus, a fillable form field PDF file is also included, so learners could complete the document on their computer. This item is available in the free resources library. Do not forget to sign up to receive the password.

If you wish to take a peek at my other ESL resources, please visit my TpT store here: Versatile Teacher Toolkit ESL and ELA Resources.

Read more about distance learning here:

Happy teaching!

Kynga C.



This was very helpful! We taught to in person students and virtual, so this was very useful. Thank you.


Kynga C.
Kynga C.

Thank you! I'm glad you like these ideas.



Love these ideas. We are starting in person but need to be ready to go virtual at the drop of a hat.



Great post!! I'm saving this for later...we just found out we are having our 1st 9 weeks of school online. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly. Thank you!!

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