'The English Speaking World' photo (c) 2009, Charles J Danoff - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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:

States May Move Closer to Uniform Way of Identifying ELLs is by Lesli Maxwell at Education Week.

Common Assessment Group Launches Spanish Webpage is by Lesli Maxwell at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

And in yet another piece by Lesli, she reports that:

The U.S. Department of Education is looking for guidance on how it can provide better technical support and services to local educators and state education officials responsible for English-language learners.

Alex Case has a ton of ideas on how ESL teachers can handle their first classes of the year. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning The First Days Of School.

3 Principles for Teaching Reading [To English Language Learners] is from TESOL Connections.