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:
The Teaching Channel has created A “Deep Dive” bringing together all their resources related to ELLs.
On The Right Path is an article about a National Writing Project-supported writing program for ELLs. I’ve previously posted a couple of articles about the same effort.
California pressed to stop collecting students’ citizenship data is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science is from NPR.
Teaching and Assessing ELLs’ Listening Skills with Listenwise is from Colorin Colorado.
I’ve found the ESL Writing Wizard useful to create sheets to assist students who don’t have literacy in their home language, or students who come from very different handwriting systems. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s.
Reverse physical stories is an interesting twist on TPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Total Physical Response (TPR).
Teaching Language With Culture In California is from NPR.
A High School’s Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College is also from NPR.
Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook is from NPR.
Pop Song Workbook is a treasure trove from David Deubelbeiss. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.
9 mistakes you need to stop making with your teaching is from English For Asia.
English-Language Learners: How Schools Can Drive or Derail Their Success is from Ed Week.
How Fear of Deportation Puts Stress on Families is from The Atlantic.
The Literacy Shed has lots of nice non-YouTube videos (so, unlikely to be blocked by school content filters) accessible to ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
ESOL and Special Education Collaboration: A Teacher’s Perspective is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.
Say the Same Thing has potential as a language-learning game. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
First is the original tweet, and then my comment on it:
“Why Every #ESL #Teacher Should be Learning an Additional #Language” https://t.co/paS4nGZiaX
— Leena (@LenoulouPan) April 1, 2017
My having gone through the experience of learning Spanish made me far better ELL tchr-& not just because I can communicate better w/students https://t.co/JJuz26j8Om
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 2, 2017