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.
Here are this week’s choices:
First, a quick update: Katie Hull and I have now completed over 90,000 words of our next book on teaching ELLs, and it’s looking good! Only 20,000 words to go. We’re near a final decision on the book’s title, and it will be out by next March.
The latest issue of my favorite – and free – English-teaching journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is online and available.
Tan Huynh provides a good overview of Instructional Program Models for Teaching English.
The Backseat Linguist has speaks some truth about a new study: Academic Vocabulary Instruction: Does Word Generation Really Teach You Two Years’ Worth of Words in 22 Weeks? I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.
Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latinos behind is from The Hechinger Report.
The great Fluency MC has a new video on the past tense:
Here’s a video from The Teaching Channel of a 12th grade teacher preparing what looks to be advanced ELLs for literature circles:
Here’s yet another new Simon’s Cat video that’s great to have ELLs watch and then describe verbally and in writing what they saw (you might also be interested in The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – So Far):
And here’s another video that could be used with ELLs the same way:
Corgi dog outsting a human pic.twitter.com/HyY6qDMOLc
— Awkward Animals (@SoVeryAwkward) July 31, 2017
Lastly, here are some good sentence stems:
We’re using these sentence stems to capture reflections/questions/emerging understandings today with Plano, TX school leaders: pic.twitter.com/5QXV8sqkap
— Adeyemi Stembridge (@DrYemiS) July 31, 2017