Another day, another mid-year “The Best…” list…..
I’m adding this post to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!
Ordinarily, I also publish a separate list for ELL students, but just didn’t have it in me to do that this month. You can see links to all those past posts at The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two. I’ve included resources that I would ordinarily put in that list in this post, instead.
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Here are my choices for The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2018 – So Far:
How refugee children make American education stronger is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.
Family Separations at the Border: What Educators Need to Know is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children.
VirtuEL is a free online professional development event for teachers of ELLs that took place last Saturday (I have a session, too). You can learn all about it here, including watching the video presentations at your leisure.
Why Teaching English Through Content Is Critical for ELL Students is from MindShift. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.
Emotional Scaffolds: Reducing Barriers to Comprehension is from Tan Huynh.
How to teach conversational lessons is a great post from CECILIA NOBRE ELT BLOG. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills. You might also be interested in The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.
Focused Error Correction – how you can make a time-consuming necessity more effective and manageable is by Gianfranco Conti. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.
Supporting English Language Learners Through Station Rotation is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning “Learning Stations” – Please Add More.
7 Things to Do NOW for Our ELL Writers is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Beyond Delivering Lessons: Engineering Student Interactions is from Tan Huynh.
Usable Knowledge at Harvard has published an impressive guide to Welcoming Newcomers.
Why You Need to Try Tourbuilder with Newcomers is by Wendi Pillars.
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.
Engaging Newcomers in Language and Content is a new series of videos from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom.
The British Council has what appears to be a relatively new feature called the Video Zone. It has videos and, importantly, accompanying interactive games. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents is a very useful site from the U.S. Department of Education.
The British Council has math glossaries in several different languages, including Persian. I’m adding them to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science.
How to Teach English to Beginners Using Art is from Think English. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Art As A Way To Teach & Learn English – Help Me Find More.
Voice Tube looks sort of like a not-as-sophisticated English Central, though I don’t mean that as an insult. It has a limited collection of videos, but seems to have several, though not all, of the features at English Central. Nik Peachey writes about it here. It’s web-based, but also has phone apps, so I’m adding it to The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners
18 WAYS TO SUPPORT ENGLISH LEARNERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM IN 2018 (OR EVER!) is by Valentina Gonzalez.
The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools has developed an incredible collection of multilingual glossaries for just about every academic subject area and grade.
Gap-fill, Sentence Writing or Composition – Which Task Leads to Better Vocabulary Learning? is from ELT Research Bites. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills).
You’ll want to check out all of Carol Salva’s podcasts on teaching ELLs:
New Podcast: Teaching #Science successfully to #Newcomers! 👉https://t.co/MBNUxk746V
Thank you @MsCooperELL 4 the great chat & insight.
Also thx to @meredithalvaro_. & @GomezDLTI – weve learned a lot from you!#Ellchat #ESL #NSTA #CAST17 #NABT #edchat #Leadupchat #joyfulleaders pic.twitter.com/VcNE4Zkx9y
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) November 26, 2017