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 – Part Two

Here are this week’s choices:

Study links teacher training, improved student writing skills is a report on new research about a program to enhance ELLs’ academic writing and reading. You can learn more details at these two links:

The Pathway Project Demonstrates Success with Cognitive Strategies for Reading and Writing for English Language Learners

A Cognitive Strategies Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction for English Language Learners in Secondary School

Teaching listening – a summary of three articles is from ELT Stories.

Last year, I published this post: Great News For California Students – Undocumented Children Become Eligible For Free Medical Insurance In May. Now, I need to share a link to this news report: California’s undocumented kids could be first to lose medical care under Trump

As Trump Weighs Fate of Immigrant Students, Schools Ponder Their Roles is from Ed Week.

The Far Reaching Benefits of Co-Teaching for ELLs is from The Teaching Channel.

Lyrics Gap and Lyrics Training are fun and effective tools for language-learning. In both, students watch and listen to YouTube music videos and complete clozes and other related interactives. They are both on The Best Music Websites For Learning English.  Unfortunately, however, many school district content filters block most of the videos, so they’re not usable in school. And, since neither let teachers create virtual classrooms, there’s not much student accountability if you make it a homework option (ESL Video has a great and simple accountability system – see .“ESL Video” Improvements Turn Good Site Into Great One).

Does anyone know of a language-learning site that uses just audio music streams and not the videos themselves? For example, Pandora is not blocked at our district, so a tool using that stream would be ideal. It’s probably a pipedream, but who knows?