Four 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.
By the way, today is the day Katie Hull and I officially began writing our next book on teaching ELLs. It’s going to be a crazy summer, so I’ll probably be posting less than I have in the past….
Here are this week’s choices:
Jr. Naver, from Korea, has many free and accessible animations and cartoons designed to teach English.
Your Walls as a Co-Teacher is as great post from Carol Salva.
Even for Late Learners, Starting to Read Changes the Brain Fast is an article from Ed Week that has a nice graphic. I’m going to to show it to my ELL students who are not literate in their home language. It goes along with lessons I do about how learning new things makes the brain “grow.” I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning and to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s & Those Not Literate In Their Home Language.
Want to teach online? RPG comes to the rescue! is definitely intriguing.
Understanding Outcomes for English Learners: The Importance of the ‘Ever EL’ Category is from Inside IES Research. Here’s a quote:”While the low graduation rates for current ELs are certainly concerning, it is also important to know that former ELs are graduating at rates slightly higher than students never classified as ELs (77.9 percent vs. 75.6 percent, respectively).”
Does Vocabulary Instruction Improve Reading Comprehension? is from The Backseat Linguist.
Collaborative Reasoning: Small Group Discussions and Their Impact on Language Learning is from ELT Research Bites.
‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S. for Now, but Long-Term Fate Is Unclear is from The NY Times.