Fine Art Teaching Sites --free registration, ESL, Spanish version.
Use Brain POP to show short, animated videos as a lesson opener.  Brain POP is available in its original version (appropriate for grades 3-8), Brain POP Jr. (appropriate for grades K-3), Brain POP Español, and Brain POP ESL. - Look for facts (Fun For Learning) --good for developing writing, expression, and dialog.

Have students create a comic strip using Make Beliefs Comix.  Students can use this tool to show main idea, sequencing, predictions, and more! -- Great for K-3 beginning readers. -- Great for K-3 beginning readers. -- Primary interactive resources. --Fun and easy to use.
Introduce a new unit in reading with a vocabulary word cloud.  Have the students guess what the unit/story will be about. Set a purpose for learning.