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.
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Here are this week’s choices:
David Deubelbeiss, the hardest-working person in the ESL/EFL/ELL world, has unveiled a revamping of his excellent GIFLingua site. Check it out! It looks great!
If you’re wondering why we’re still getting child refugees from El Salvador, read this LA Times article, Why tens of thousands of kids from El Salvador continue to flee to the United States.
Here’s an excellent lesson on child refugees – from Film English. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.
Lyrics2Learn is a music video program to teach early readers. It feels to me something like a StarFall (the famous site for early readers) put to music. You can create a virtual classroom with it, and can try it out for a month. Then you have to pay $150 per year. I’ve been having a few of my lowest English-proficient and least engaged Beginning ELLs use it, and it seems to be going well. We’ll have to see, though, if I think it’s worth paying for in a few weeks. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.
The School for Refugees is from The Atlantic.
How not to write … ‘really rotten materials’ has some excellent advice for those wanting to write…materials for ELLs. I’m adding it to So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice…
Here’s a nice collection of ELL resources for teachers from Sarah Ottow.
6 Tips When Discussing Math with the English Language Learner offers some good advice. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.
Check out this Teaching Channel video on essay-writing for older ELLs: