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:
This report is getting a fair amount of attention, but I’m unclear why people seem so surprised by its conclusion: Language literacy in kindergarten important for success in learning English . Read more about it at Ed Week, Pre-K Literacy Key to English-Language Learner Reclassification, Study Finds.
Report calls for big changes in educating state’s English learners is from Ed Source. California needs English Learner make-over is a newspaper article on the same report. And here’s the report itself.
Education Dept Releases Resource Guide for Undocumented Students is from NBC News. Here’s the actual report.I commented on that guide, and other recent ELL reports, in a post earlier this week titled Is There A Law Saying Every Government Report On Ed Has To Be Written In A Way That Nobody Wants To Read It? However, I’m still adding it to The Best Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College.
New York Representatives Urge City Schools to Add South Asian Language Programs is from NBC News.
A Year Later: The School System That Welcomed Unaccompanied Minors is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.
Young, Illegal and Alone is from The Atlantic. I don’t like the headline, but I’m still adding it to the same list.
Gallery Teachers looks like it has a nice collection of resources for ELL teachers.
Here’s a new video from The Teaching Channel about ELL writing instruction (here’s the direct link if it doesn’t show-up in the post):
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