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 and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

I’ve previously posted an excerpt from Carol Salva’s great new book (see New Book Excerpt: Supporting ELL Students With Interrupted Formal Education) and now you can participate in an online book discussion about it. Learn about the easy process at Book Study on Boosting Achievement.

What Modern Language teachers like and dislike about professional development events is from Gianfranco Conti. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.

This website has an incredible collection of short narrated slideshows where immigrants share their stories. You can also view and/or download transcripts. They would be great models for students to use to create their own. Thanks to Damaris Gutierrez for sharing it on Twitter.

Beyond the Gap Fill: Dynamic Activities for Song in the EFL Classroom is from American English. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

Contours of the Field: Engaging Parents of English Learners is from New America.

Here’s a nice example of phonics instruction for high school ELLs. You can download materials here. I’m adding it to The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics: