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:

Ed. Dept. and Florida Continue Face-off on Testing of English-Language Learners is from Education Week.

Three decades after order, Denver schools still struggle to teach English is from The Denver Post. Thanks to Christine Sturgeon for the tip.

Here’s an ELT Chat summary on Differentiated Instruction in Classes of Differing Ability. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes.

Making Connections to Improve EL Reading Comprehension is by Judie Haynes.

Scaffolding for Success: Best Practices for Secondary ELLs is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

Ways to differentiate texts is by Carissa Peck. I’m adding it to the same list.

5 classic ice breakers you can use with all learners is by Adam Simpson.

Tenses Comparison is from The Core and Quirks. I’m adding it to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses.

I also have a number of verb-related links at our class blog that I’m also adding to that list.

Interactive listening and speaking is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes is from The British Council.