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The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – So Far

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Another day, another  mid-year “The Best…” list…..

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2015 – So Far:

Jellybean Scoop provides free daily new content for students to read. They don’t “level” the same text, they do provide different articles at different levels of accessibility. Each article provides audio support for the text. More importantly, they also provide a number of interactive exercises for each article. Thankfully, they are not just comprehension questions (though they do have that, too). The other activities include sentence scrambles and vocabulary exercises. They also provide an opportunity for readers to record their voice reading portions of the articles after they hear it read to them. Teachers can create an account for up to one hundres students for free and track student progress. Teachers register and then easily create student accounts.

I’ve got to recommend my Ed Week Teacher column and its accompanying BAM! Radio Shows, both which contained a number of columns/episodes on teaching English Language Learners.

I write a regular monthly post for the British Council, like this one on ESL/ELL error correction – Yes, No or Maybe?

Using Video In The Classroom – A Teacher’s Handbook is from David Deubelbeiss.

I wrote several more posts for The New York Times, and you can see them all at All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions

Here’s How My ELL Beginner/Intermediate Class Evaluated Me

Here Are The Results Of Anonymous Class Evaluations From My English Language Learner History Class

Make Beliefs, the popular comic-creator that is on The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online list, has just unveiled a new and expansive resource section filled with free materials for teachers of English Language Learner students.

This Is The Geography “Final” For My ELL Students

ELL teachers and students might be interested in my revised U.S. History, World History,  blogs. Also, you might want to check out my ELL English and Geography class blog.

A Simple Game Using Academic Language

Here’s A Successful Music Lesson We Did With Beginning ELLs (Hand-Outs & Student Examples Included)

“Edueto” Has Got To Be One Of The Best Teacher & Web 2.0 Sites Of The Year

Inductive and deductive grammar teaching: what is it, and does it work? is from the English Language Teaching Global Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.

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Academic Language Function Toolkit is from the Sweetwater School District and looks very useful. Maria Dove shared it on Twitter. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Video For All has a ton of resources about using video in language-teaching. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Games for the language classroom: Who wants to be a millionaire is another great post by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Simple ELL Writing Assignment On Imperialism

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Here’s How We’re Using “WhatsApp” For Language-Learning

“Photographer Writer Illustrator” Would Be Unique Way To Use Photos With ELLs

Here’s The End-of-Year Goal-Setting Activity I’ve Done With English Language Learners – Including Worksheet & Video

I Like “ThinkCERCA” For ELL Reading Practice In Free Virtual Classrooms

“Animal Translations” Are Great For ELLs

Kieran Donaghy has a great new blog called Film in Action.

Word Jumble: Practicing sentence structures is from tekhnologic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Creating Sentence Scrambles.

Free e-book: Using Games in the Language Classroom is from Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Revision With Games comes from Cristina Skybox. I’m adding it to the same list.

How to use songs in the English language classroom is a great post by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

Study Finds Another Reason To Look At ELLs Through Lens Of “Assets”: They Are Likely To Be More Creative

Here’s a useful list of activities from the British Council that ELL teachers can do with “Zero Materials.”

This Resource Might Be A Huge Help For Applying Common Core To Teaching ELLs

English teachers, are you asking the right questions? is a really interesting post from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment.

THE REAL TRICK: TURNING A TEST INTO A GAME is from tekhnologic. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

How to set up an information gap is by Sandy Millin. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities.

No Surprise In This Study: Language Learners Retain Vocabulary Better When Connected To Gestures & Images

Jimmy Fallon Models Yet Another Game Useful For English Language Learners

What Are People In This Painting Thinking?

New “Warm-Ups” I’m Doing With My English Language Learners

I was browsing Pinterest and came upon this page after searching “infographic language ell”. Wow, what a treasure chest of useful visualizations!

Here Is The New Student Self-Assessment I’m Using At The End Of Our Semester

Duolingo For Schools Opened Today – Here’s How It Works

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Rachael Roberts – Motivating students to write is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Learning to Write Like a Reader: Teaching Students How to Edit and Do Peer-Review is from Teaching Learning/Learning Teacher.

I’m going to add the resource shared in this tweet to The “All-Time” Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of English Language Learners. It’s a gold mine!

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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