Four 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:
For Millions of Immigrants, a Common Language: WhatsApp is from The New York Times. I’ve written – and shared – several posts on using WhatsApp with ELLs.
Helping English-Learners Break Through Language Plateaus is by Wendi Pillars. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Supporting Long-Term English Language Learners.
Six Word Memoirs has a contest for stories of how families came to America.
Classroom Posters: Supporting English Language Learners is from We Are Teachers.
What Will You Do With the Rest of Your Life? Consider Working With English Learners! is about a new book.
The delusional ways we evaluate English learners is from The Hechinger Report.
An ELT picture is worth a thousand words -Five ideas for using images in class is from the Cecilia Nobre ELT Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
EFL Talks has lots of useful videos for ELL teachers. I’m adding it to The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development.
ELD Teacher Carol Salva has created this excellent video for volunteers working with ELLs. I’m having my student peer tutors watch it! Thanks to Tan Huynh for the tip.
Valentina Gonzalez has created this valuable resource – you can download the document shown on the Tweet here.
— valentina gonzalez (@ValentinaESL) December 22, 2016
— Joe Dale (@joedale) December 21, 2016
— Teaching Channel (@TeachingChannel) December 20, 2016
I’m adding this infographic to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners:
Created by MIND Research Institute.
I’ve written a lot about different games Jimmy Fallon plays on The Tonight Show and how they can be applied to ELLs. Here’s another one that might have potential. In this version, guest have five seconds to describe a movie and the other has to guess the title. Since our ELLs have vastly different background knowledge, I doubt if using movies or many other topics would work. However, you could use it as an end-of-unit activity (for example, after studying about food) and apply to the game to those topics. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom: