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 2016 – So Far.
Here are this week’s choices:
Teachers Should Have Say on When Students Exit ELL Status, Guidance Argues is an Education Week article about a new report from the Council of Chief State School Officers. If offers good, common sense advice, which means (according to my cynical side) that many districts won’t follow it. I’m adding it The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.
Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners is from Ed Week. It’s about these guidelines just released by the Dept. of Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.
Teaching English – The British Council is having what looks like a great week-long (free!) online professional development conference starting October 5th. You can sign-up here. I’ll be writing up a separate post about it as soon as they respond to some questions I sent them.
TOOL REVIEW: GOOGLE’S TRANSLATE FEATURE RULES. is by Bill Ferriter. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate.
‘Quizzifying’ feedback on error – four ways to spice up the correction of your students’ writing is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.
25 ideas for using audio scripts in the ELT classroom is from The English Language Teaching Global Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.
Helping teens to listen is from The British Council. I’m adding it to the same list.
Immigrant Kindergartners in the United States is an infographic from the Education Policy Center.
A New York School Where Students Learn to Read by Sculpting Words is from The New York Times.
Haitians, After Perilous Journey, Find Door to U.S. Abruptly Shut is from The New York Times.
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