Two years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.
You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:.
New York State Accuses Utica School District of Bias Against Refugees is from The New York Times.
Eight Ways to Support English Language Learners is an infographic from Where Learning Clicks. I’m adding it to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language.
Beware of the VAM: Valued-Added Measures for Teacher Accountability is from Colorin Colorado and specifically talks about teachers of English Language Learners. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
Reading 101 for English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.
How a Maine nonprofit uses writing to help immigrant kids find a sense of belonging is from The Washington Post.
Implementing CCSS in Dual Language Programs: Challenges and Resources (Part II) is by Diane Staehr Fenner. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:
— Maria Larios-Horton (@Maria_L_Horton) November 21, 2015
This is an interesting part of the what is projected to be the new version of No Child Left Behind:
Test scores, grad rates & ELL proficiency will = 51% of schl ratng undr Every Student Succeeds Act (re-authrzd ESEA) https://t.co/2SaQu3zTUY
— Ken Turner (@KenKt13) November 20, 2015
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) November 18, 2015