Five 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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.
In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
Unlocking Learning II: Math as a Lever for English Learner Equity is a new report from West Ed. Ed Week also has a good summary. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.
ProLiteracy has unveiled a new program to teach older Spanish-speaking learners basic literacy skills. It costs $60 per student, but I know it would be worth it if I and when I get more students who are not literate in their home language. It’s been a challenge in the past. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s & Those Not Literate In Their Home Language.
Google has create a text-to-speech tool for web developers, but anyone can use its demo. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.
Describing words helps you find adjectives for words you want to…describe. I’m adding it to the same list.
English Learners (ELs) Who Are American Indian and/or Alaska Native (AI/AN) is a useful infographic. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
The Immigrant Project offers video interview with…immigrants.
— Shaeley Santiago (@HSeslteacher) March 27, 2018
“The best way to learn language is – we say in Spanish – you can’t have any verguenza…The only way you can learn a language is if you make 100 mistakes everyday.” @junotdiaz @lawfreelibrary pic.twitter.com/GoUsRnTuHX
— ENLACE (@ENLACE_Lawrence) March 26, 2018
— Allyson Newton, NBCT (@AllyteacherELLs) March 25, 2018
Is this the best time in history to learn languages? https://t.co/vytemNPo16
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 25, 2018