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 2018 – 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:
Teaching English Learners: What Does the Research Say? is by Jana Echevarria and provides a great short and sweet summary of the…research. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
Non-Negotiables for Teaching English Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez.
ESL-Bits has long been on the The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites list. However, thanks to Valentina Gonzalez, I learned that they have dramatically increased the resources they have available, and they look great!
Here are two amazing collections of images that could be used to provoke engaging conversation and writing with ELLs:
I’m adding them both to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More:
I love the way @MrsGill_ shares PD with teachers in her district! Thank you for sharing with all of us too! #ellchat #Ellchat_BkClub #ESL #bilingual #profdev #JoyfulLeaders #joyfulteachers https://t.co/K4UwFQFS6f
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) April 19, 2019
I’m adding this next tweet to
— Ready, Set, Coteach! (Allyson, John, & Ashley) (@readysetcoteach) April 19, 2019
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Earth Day Sites:
— Nancy Callan (@esljigsaws) April 19, 2019
This looks like fun:
We’ve been learning prepositions in ENL. Today, we used our handout & Ss used prepositions when they explained their Jenga move. Great practical oral language application – not to mention, engaged Ss right before break! prep handout https://t.co/qu42pfibDC #Ellchat_BkClub #ell pic.twitter.com/NmKIHCAkrj
— 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝 (@jessbell79) March 13, 2019
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary:
Today I tried something new with my newcomers…and. It. Was. Awesome!
We took our 5 new vocabulary words and made up a story incorporating all the words in it.
I modeled first – then they worked with a partner to create their own.
— Emily Fɾαɳƈιʂ 💫 (@emilyfranESL) March 11, 2019