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.
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Here are this week’s choices:.
The Effects of Changing Test-Based Policies for Reclassifying English Learners is an important research paper on the dangers of reclassifying ELLs (in other words, not providing extra support any longer to them).
Coincidentally, The Council of Chief State School Officers (the organization behind the creation of the Common Core Standards) has released recommendations on how states and school districts should reclassify English-language learners. You can read all about it at Ed Week.
California adopts materials for new English learner approach is from Education Week. The Sacramento County Office of Education has also published accessible summaries of the new California ELD Framework.
Adam Simpson has written a useful academic paper titled THE CHARACTERISTIC OF AN EXEMPLARY TEACHER: WHAT ARE THEY?
How Dual Language Learning Could Help Curb Education Inequality is from Texas Public Radio.
Teaching Unplugged is from The British Council.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries:
How to help #ELLs make the most of their school library: Tips, videos, book recs & more! https://t.co/pj365Z9iOQ #schoollibrary #ELLchat
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) November 6, 2015
John Lewis, which is some kind of UK-based company, makes a Christmas video every year. They are typically sweet story-telling ones that are ideal for English Language Learners to watch and then write and talk about what they saw. They just released their 2015 version and, though I don’t think it’s one of their best, it can still be a useful one for ELLs: