Three 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 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.
Here are this week’s choices:
High Schools With College-Bound ELLs Share Common Practices, Study Finds is from Education Week.
I’ve just updated The Best Sites For Creating Sentence Scrambles.
The latest issue of my favorite ELL teaching journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is online for free viewing. EFL Classrooms Can Teach Higher Order Thinking Skills is an article from Humanising Language Teaching that I’m adding to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.
Heads-Up English has many free and useful lesson plans.
ICE agents won’t be going onto Los Angeles public school campuses is from The L.A. Times. I’ve been writing quite a bit about the recent ICE raids and their impact on our students.
Here are two articles, offering somewhat different perspectives, that I’m adding to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual. Ironically, they came out on the same day:
Bilingual Kids Are Way Better At Thinking Outside The Rules is from Fast Company.
The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism is from The Atlantic.
The New Yorker has published a special online collection of their articles on immigration.
Education Week has created a nice collection of articles about teaching English Language Learners. It’s free, though to have to take a minute to register.
5 Fantastic Ways to Pair Students is from ELT Experiences.
Migrant students ‘more motivated to learn’ is from The BBC.
I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them):
Download my video response sheet and some suggestions for post video activities. https://t.co/gALXU5rD3r
— David Deubelbeiss (@ddeubel) February 11, 2016
No Longer the Silent Subgroup: Black #ELLs https://t.co/trEd2cnfoU
— Giselle Lundy-Ponce (@LundyPonce) February 12, 2016
MultiBrief: The need for ESL instruction for deaf students https://t.co/vbKMIDaBrr
— TESOL Intl Assn (@TESOL_Assn) February 8, 2016