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:
Students From Different Cultures Collaborate To Communicate With Each Other is from NPR.
Animal expressions is a fun collection of photo from The Boston Globe. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using “If This Animal Or Image Could Talk” Lesson Idea In Class.
Credo Reference is like a mini-online encyclopedia. Its language is not as simple as I’d like it to be, but its big asset is that it provides audio narration for the text. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.
Breaking school language barriers is from District Administration.
Bilingual Teacher Shortages in California: A Problem Likely to Grow is from The Learning Policy Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Multilingual Education Act Ballot Initiative In California.
Introducing and Reading Poetry with English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.
Classifying English proficiency varies by district, with mixed outcomes for students is from Eureka Alert, and is a summary of a big study on reclassification of ELLs. I read both the summary and reviewed the study, and I still don’t really understand it beyond the headline of the summary. So, until and unless someone can explain to me how it helps us in the reclassification process, I’m not going to add it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.
Scientists make strides explaining how we discern language is from Science Daily.
Why we have been teaching listening skills wrongly for decades appeared in TES.
How to Teach Conversational English is from The Busy Teacher.
I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners:
Math, the Universal Language…NOT! Supporting #ELLs in #math #guidedmath #mathed #ESL #katyool #ellchat https://t.co/dF7lHocfr1 pic.twitter.com/YnHjzv61Ok
— valentina gonzalez (@ValentinaESL) April 11, 2017
What Is It Like to Learn Math In a Different Language? is from the Mind Research Institute. I’m adding it to the same list.
My DLI paper out at AERJ! Positive effects in English by 5th grade and benefits ELLs @jensteeledc @JenniferLiPhD https://t.co/ApiZeUqhva
— Gema Zamarro (@gema_zamarro) April 12, 2017
Download this free ebook now: https://t.co/vJfQH3FPhe #ESL #EFL #WithRefugees pic.twitter.com/HP2iW2fUZV
— TeachingEnglish (@TeachingEnglish) April 11, 2017
Where do most #ELLs reside & what #language(s) do they speak at home? https://t.co/rysooXi4Dh #edchat #ellchat #engchat #languagelearning pic.twitter.com/JwsYqJ3s5N
— RosettaStoneEd (@RosettaStoneEd) March 31, 2017
What if every school wrote welcome letters & read them 2 arriving immigrants? @noasbobs & her Ss are amazing. https://t.co/T5ZuhpOFXI #ELLs pic.twitter.com/ZIvfNmQvd9
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) April 8, 2017