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 2018 – 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 new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
Helping Principals Support English Learners is from Ed Week.
Technology for Teachers series is from The British Council in India.
The Controversial Couple Heading Trump’s Hispanic Education Efforts is from Ed Week.
I’m adding these next two resources to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science:
Bilingual Study Notes – Social Studies Spanish is from NYU.
Here are more Spanish Language NASA Sites.
I’m adding this next video to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More – ELLs can watch it and then write/talk about what happened:
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits:
Did a placement test today for a newcomer from Guatemala. She speaks Spanish and K’iche’ so she is 6 and learning her THIRD language, yet, got upset bc she didn’t understand what I was asking. We need to BUILD UP our multilingual Ss so they KNOW how AWESOME they are! #powerofyet
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) September 7, 2018
This tweet shows a good project that is done in many ELL classrooms:
— Evie Blad (@EvieBlad) September 7, 2018
These Picture Prompts are always great:
Our daily Picture Prompts take images from the NYT and ask for various kinds of writing. Today's is narrative. What stories might this picture inspire for your students? https://t.co/wAFrGb5kBh #edchat pic.twitter.com/xoQlXKfiBP
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) September 5, 2018
For beginning #ELLs, this Chrome extension might help them develop writing confidence. It uses predictive software to support writing. @DonJohnstonInc @rziolkowski #ellchat #esl #ell #eld #esol #tesol #BCTF pic.twitter.com/L9DUJAEDk0
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) September 4, 2018