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:
Year-End Review: A Recap of Our CCSS for ELLs Posts is from the blog, Common Core and ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.
Scott Thornbury is ending his A-Z of ELT blog, and has a nice recap of its highlights.
Using Images is a feature from the British Council. Here is how they describe it:
Using images is a complete set of resources for low-level and high-level students which combine photos and audio to help get your students activating their higher level thinking skills, as well as improve their exam-level listening and speaking skills. Each pack contains teacher’s notes, student worksheets, audio and images.
I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
Stories waiting to be told is a post from the Close Up blog that also offers some excellent ideas on how to use photos with ELLs. I’m adding that post to the same “Best” list.
“We are New York” is a blog post about a series of introductory videos to that city and its services (that are specifically designed for ELLs), though it seems to me it could be useful to ELLs in other communities, too. They come with many teacher resources, too. Here’s one of them: