Two years ago I began this 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.
You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:
Here’s the latest issue of Teacher Training Videos from Russell Stannard.
States in Holding Pattern on ELL Waiver Requests is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
When Should ELL Test Results Matter Under the ESEA? is also from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.
Sentence Frames is a site for Portland (OR) teachers that seems to have a good amount of useful resources for ELLs. I’d love to get in touch with anyone who’s connected with it if you know someone I can contact.
Fantastic Ice-Breakers To Help Your Students Get to Know Each Other Quicker is from Busy Teacher (I learned about it from Todd Finley on Twitter). I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning The First Days Of School.
Closed Captioning Gives Literacy a Boost is from Ed Week.
English spelling makes no sense. Let this friendly 102-year-old explain why. is from Vox.
The basics of English language learning: Schools struggle to adapt | Chalkbeat http://t.co/85eZbbsuwz #ESL #ELT pic.twitter.com/J2tJq2P5Lv
— TESOL Intl Assn (@TESOL_Assn) July 21, 2015
Teacher inquiry post by @dogtrax & friends includes project examining how close reading works (or doesn't) for ELLs. http://t.co/k2n2kO83Xh
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) July 21, 2015
Oregon students can prove graduation readiness in Tongan, Thai, 7 other less common languages http://t.co/WnPh0OphLo pic.twitter.com/UELW2ihDDY
— TESOL Intl Assn (@TESOL_Assn) July 20, 2015
The new English learner practice guide provides 4 evidence-based recommendations http://t.co/M4A5MlS2If pic.twitter.com/iOiEc8opHe
— REL Southwest (@RELSouthwest) July 16, 2015
Too often bilingualism is pushed aside—in favor of English. http://t.co/23VQ558DpT pic.twitter.com/HSZ7EmHqJZ
— Teaching Tolerance (@Tolerance_org) July 15, 2015
This video is from ELL Stanford:
Freedom to Talk from Kenji Hakuta on Vimeo.