Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 16, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Innovation in education: looking for learning is by Lizzie Pinard. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners.

“Red Light! Green Light!” Teaching Students How to Give Peer-Feedback During Speaking Activities is from Evan Simpson.

Play It Again And Again, Sam is from NPR and, I think, may help explain why jazz chants are effective in language instruction. I’m adding it to The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants.

Aeon Magazine has a similar piece on that research. I’m adding it to the same list.

American English from the U.S. Department of State seems like a good resource of materials for teachers of English Language Learners.

The Future of ELT is by Gaven Dudeney.

10 Dictation Activites for EFL classes is from Online TEFL Training. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.

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April 12, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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: ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues is from Education Week.

Here is a more in depth discussion of the same paper from Colorin Colorado. Marisa Constantinides has collected a number of posts about Sugata Mitra’s recent address to ESL teachers.

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Videos About Sugata Mitra & His Education Ideas. IATEFL 2014 – Graham Hall: How to get published in an academic journal like ELTJ is from Lizzie Pinard. Picturing U.S. History is a good resource for using photos in lessons.

Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons. TESOL 2014 HIGHLIGHTS: Vocabulary Learning and Instruction is from English With Jennifer.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary. My 10 favourite TEFL.net websites of the month is by Adam Simpson. Comparatives and superlatives in English is from Engames. 33 ways to speak better English – without taking classes is from British English Coach.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English. Life Beyond Gap-fill? is from Richmond Share.

I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills). Correcting writing: 8 practical ideas is from TEFL Reflections. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction. How ICT Can Connect Children Around The World is from The British Council.

I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.

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April 6, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

100 most common words in English is an online game that Digital Play describes, and it could be useful in class.

And, speaking of online activities for building vocabulary, the Food Porn Index could be a helpful site for…food words.

Taco Spillet is another online game suitable for learning food-related vocabulary.

The Rolling Question Game is from The EFL Smart Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Here are helpful ideas from The British Council on class activities to do that require Zero Materials.

Four Sure-Fire Math Strategies for ELLs is from ASCD.

Here’s an interview with Ann Foreman and Paul Braddock, the key people behind the extraordinarily popular and helpful Learning English British Council Facebook page for teachers.

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March 30, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

What kind of teacher are you? is a fun little Facebook quiz that the British Council has developed for ESL/EFL Teachers.

TEFL Reflections has a nice post listing different ways teachers can check for student understanding.

Action Movie Kid: DreamWorks dad Daniel Hashimoto turns toddler son into lightsaber-wielding CGI superhero is from The Independent, and shares several very short videos that would be good to show English Language Learners and then have them describe what they saw. Here’s an example:

I’m adding it to The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development.

Gaming Glossary: Game-based Learning v. Gamification is from ELT Sandbox. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education.

Reach ELLs: Nine Best Practices That Really Work is from ASCD.

Jaq’s ESL Lessons, Jobs & Travels looks like a new source of good classroom lessons.

Here’s a great new infographic I’m adding to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language:



Head in English teaching storm says pupils will be taught differently is from The Guardian: “With 300 pupils speaking 50 languages at City of Leeds school, Georgiana Sale says teaching English as a foreign language is simply a pragmatic solution.”

Are ‘grammar Nazis’ ruining the English language? is from The Telegraph.

Using Google Hangouts on Air for Teaching English is from Teaching ESL Online. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About.

Supporting ELLs Through Project-Based Learning is a video from The Teaching Channel:

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

I’m still trying to figure out exactly what English Profile is because it looks potentially useful. Here’s how it describes itself:

English Profile is a collaborative programme endorsed by the Council of Europe, designed to create a ‘profile’ or set of Reference Level Descriptions for English. These will provide detailed information about what learners ‘can do’ in English at each of the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), offering a clear benchmark for progress for English language learners.

Teaching a language is teaching someone how to fish! is a lesson on proverbs from Lawrence Hilton.

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March 21, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Lost in translation? Do foreign jokes work in English? – video is from The Guardian. You might also be interested in my New York Times post on using jokes as an English language-learning activity.

Language learning: what motivates us? is a very interesting article in The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

Kyle Mawer – Innovation in education is a good article on using online video games for language-learning. I’m adding it to The Best “Fun” Online Video Games For English Language Development.

I’m a big fan of using Lateral Thinking in the classroom, and here’s a post from The British Council sharing a way to use it as a language-learning activity. You can find more lateral thinking ideas here (scroll down a bit).

Katie Lapham, a teacher in New York City, shares some of the challenges facing English Language Learners in Common Core standardized tests. You might also be interested in The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests.

10 nagging EFL questions is from TEFL Reflections.

10 ways to use course books and encourage learner autonomy is from Online TEFL Training. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.

If you’ve ever thought about getting an English-teaching job in another country, then this post from TEFL Reflections is a must-read.

It’s a little late, but these next two posts will be good for next year. I’m adding them to The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (& April Fools Day):

Lessons for St. Patrick’s Day is from Sylvia’s English Online.

The History of St. Patrick’s Day is from ESOL Courses.

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March 16, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Next Blog Carnival Announcement from David Deubelbeiss:

On April 1st, Sylvia Guinan will be hosting the 40th edition of the ELT Blog Carnival.  It will be about “Ideas For Teaching With Technology”.  A great topic!    Share and post any and all entries HERE

Check out all prior Blog Carnival entries, now nicely archived on the new ELT Blog Carnival site.

Make sure to join the Carnival on Facebook so you’ll get notified every time a new carnival is published.

8 fun ways to practice presentations! is from The Business English Experience. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

In the United Kingdom, ELLs are called “EAL” (English as an additional Language). Here’s a Guardian story on them: How schools are breaking down the language barrier for EAL students.

How to teach which words go together: Corpora in English language teaching is from The British Council, and provides a information that is new to me.

Oral corrective feedback is from the ELT Journal, and gives a pretty good overview of related research. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

Off2Class is a new site providing lesson plans for private ESL tutors. Here’s a video about it:

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March 8, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

10 ways to use tongue twisters in your class! is from Carissa Peck. It goes along nicely with my last New York Times post for ELLs.

Getting to grips with project based learning and I’m interested in project based learning but I don’t know where to begin! are two good posts by Adam Simpson discussing PBL and English Language Learners. I’m adding them to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Pupils with English as a second language ‘outperform native speakers’ is an intriguing article in The Telegraph.

Helping language learners become language researchers: wordandphrase.info (part 2: 3 activities) is a two-part post by Lizzie Pinard about using an interesting website called WordandPhrase.

ELLs’ Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Using Centers and Stations to Teach World Language is from Calico Spanish, but very applicable to ESL/EFL classrooms. I think it’s a very helpful post.

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March 2, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

my favourite ways of revisiting vocabulary is from Teaching English Notes. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Language Supports for English-Learners Ready for Smarter Balanced Field Tests is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Mobile learning: How students can improve their English anytime, anywhere is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners.

Activate – Games for Learning American English is from the American English site of the U.S. Department of State. It’s a useful and free downloadable book. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom. Thanks to Barbara Sakamoto for the tip.

Games in the language classroom: the When & the How is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to the same list.

Motivating speaking activities for lower levels is from The British Council and offers a number of good classroom ideas.

Self-assessment through learning journals – Chrysa Papalazarou is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

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February 22, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

I’m adding these first two posts to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom:

3 fun ways of incorporating games into beginner level classes is by Adam Simpson.

A homemade revision game is by Sandy Millin.

3 fun online activities for practicing verb tenses is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses Myth-Busting Report on Multilingualism is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual.

My Valentine – A fun lesson for Valentine’s day is from Talk2Me English. It’s a late addition to The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day.

I think Lizzie Pinard’s post, “Experimenting with English”: scaffolding autonomy, is a must-read piece for any ESL/EFL/ELL teacher.

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February 17, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Who ordered the McNuggets? is a thoughtful blog post by Scott Thornbury.

Recent CCSS for ELLs Resource Roundup is by Diane Staehr Fenner.

Writing skills practice from The British Council Learn English Teens site has excellent interactives. I’m adding it to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.

Scribjab lets students write, draw and record bilingual online stories and books. In addition, teachers can create virtual classrooms — for free. I’m adding it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

This is a nice slide tutorial on verb tenses, and was created by Eli Hinkel. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

Even though it’s not a video, I’m adding this infographic to The Best Videos Documenting The History Of The English Language:

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‘The History of the English Language’ courtesy of Brighton School of Business and Management.

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February 8, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Learn English Teens from The British Council seems to have a new section focused on science issues.

Here are a bunch of downloadable resources from Kate Kinsella about academic language (thanks to Judie Haynes for the tip). I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Here are some Facebook posts from Teaching English- British Council where ESL teachers have shared their favorite classroom games (I don’t think they’ll show-up if you’re reading this post in an RSS Reader). Be sure to read the comments! I’m adding them to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom:

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February 2, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Top 10 Tools for Creating Teaching Materials is from Talk2Me English.

Gratitude: a free downloadable lesson is from ELT Resourceful. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Gratitude.”

States Weigh How to Revamp Surveys to Identify Potential English-Learners is from Learning The Language at Education Week. This should be helpful to everyone, but it’s probably going to especially helpful to Washington, D.C. schools (see Um, I Think The D.C. School District Is A Little Unclear On The Concept Of A “Home Language Survey”…..).

The Economic Case for a Clear, Quick Pathway to Citizenship is from The Center For American Progress.

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January 26, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Teaching English at The British Council has greatly expanded the number of bloggers who are writing monthly posts on different topics. You can find them all here. I’ll also be writing there, and you can find my posts here. I’m adding this info to The Best ESL/EFL Blogs.

Check out The English Verb Conjugator. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

Reasons why 3 is the magic number in ELT is from Online TEFL Training.

Teaching Teens is a great resource from The British Council.

TEDxESL: ESL discussion material based on TED talks is a very good resource. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

Text Dependent Questions for ELLs is by Diane Staehr Fenner. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

Top Ten Connected Classroom Guided Reading Games is from Digital Play.

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January 18, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

A Brief History of Writing is an interesting short video, along with a lesson, for English Language Learners. It’s from The British Council.

Ed. Dept. Falling Short in Support of English-Learners, Report Says is from Education Week.

English-Language Acquisition Gets Boost in Federal Spending Bill is also from Education Week.

National Board to Gauge Support for English Learners, Education Research Law is yet another Ed Week article — lots of ELL news this week!

Learner autonomy: English language teachers’ beliefs and practices looks like a pretty interesting report from The British Council.

Here’s a short video from The British Council on a potentially useful peer-editing/correction activity:

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January 10, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

Homework is from the British Council, and offers some very good ideas for ELL teachers. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

Motivation Revisited is by David Deubelbeiss. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

7 ways to use INFOGRAPHICS in the English classroom is from Larissa’s Languages. I’m adding it to A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics.

Helping English Language Learners Adapt Under Common Core is by Wendi Pillars. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

New Education Standards Widen Achievement Gap For English Learners? is from NPR. I’m adding it to the same list.

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective EF/SL Teachers is from TESOL. Thanks to Judie Haynes for the tip.

Preparing All Teachers to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners is from The Center For American Progress.

How to teach … English as a foreign language is from The Guardian. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.

English Language Learners: A growing—yet underserved—student population includes useful data on ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

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January 4, 2014
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

Common Core Standards for English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to the same list.

Experience as English-Learner Shapes New York City Chancellor’s Views is from Education Week.

Academic Language for English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Can Teachers Do Research? is by Marisa Constantinides. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

LONG-TERM ENGLISH LEARNERS: WHO ARE THEY? HOW CAN TEACHERS HELP? is from TESOL. I’m adding it to the same list.

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December 29, 2013
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I’ve started a somewhat 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’s an interesting infographic on learning English (it may not be able to seen on an RSS Reader). There’s certainly more to it than what it says, but it does include some good pointers. I’m adding it to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language.

Here are some useful assessment resources. I’m embedding a Facebook post so, again, I’m not sure it will come through on an RSS Reader. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment:

20 Ways to Bring Your Textbook to Life! is by Shelly Terrell. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.

20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics is from Shelly Terrell. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.

20 resources for teaching and practicing parts of speech is from Adam Simpson.

Millions of American Students Need to Learn English is from The Atlantic.

Google Search By Reading Level is a good step-by-step post on how to identify web resources by reading level. I think that could be useful for teachers, but I would be very, very wary about having students use it. You can see why by reading The Best Posts & Articles About Why Book “Leveling” Is A Bad Idea.

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December 23, 2013
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I’ve started a somewhat 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:

MakeBeliefsComix has created a free downloadable book with writing prompts for English Language Learners. It looks like a nice piece of work.

The Education Commission of the States (who I had never heard of, but that may just be another example of my ignorance) have published a report on challenges facing English Language Learners. You probably won’t find anything new there in terms of recommendations, but it does have some up-to-date statistics. For that reason, I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research. Thanks to Learning the Language for the tip.

3 fun online activities for practicing verb tenses is by Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

The British Council has a good series of interactive writing skills exercises. I’m adding them to The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement.

Inspiring English teachers:a comparative study of learner perceptions of inspirational teaching is a useful downloadable paper from the British Council.

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November 30, 2013
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I’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention:

9 great reasons to use posters in your language classroom is a very good post from Adam Simpson.

i-Diots is a good lesson from Film-English that can help teach the importance of delaying gratification.

How ‘Seeing’ A Language Can Help Learners Retain It is an intriguing post over at the British Council.

Exploiting Infographics is an excellent downloadable PDF from Nik Peachey that’s useful for ELL teachers and everyone else, too. I’m adding it to A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.

The best way to learn English is from The British Council.

The Teaching English — British Council Facebook page has two excellent posts related to storytelling. I’m adding them to
The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources. Be sure to read the comments.

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November 23, 2013
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I’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention:

Dictations Are Fun! is from TEFL Reflections. It doesn’t exactly fit, but I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.

How Monolingual Teachers Can Support Young Dual-Language Learners is from Ed Week’s Learning The Language blog.

An increase in ELL funding for Nevada’s Clark County Positions District as State and National Model is an article from The Annenberg Institute For School Reform.

James Keddie has a site called Lessonstream that contains many lessons for English Language Learners.

Larissa’s Languages some good ideas in Homework is..Fun! I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

Getting the whole class talking offers some good ideas. It’s from The British Council. Again, it’s not an exact fit, but I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Here’s another good resource from The British Council — activities to do when you’ve got ten minutes to prepare and few materials to use.

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