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:
Can I Still Rely on the National Reading Panel Report? is an excellent post from literacy expert Timothy Shanahan. I certainly still rely on it, and it was great to read that follow-up studies have found that its recommendations work for English Language Learners, too. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!
Quick, Draw!: an adaptation for world language classes is a nice post about using Quick Draw With Google as a language-learning tool. Thanks to CASLS for the tip.
Back-to-School Reading for English-Language-Learner Teachers is from Ed Week.
CREATING A CLASSROOM CULTURE OF CONVERSATION: THE FIRST TWO WEEKS is from Karen Lewis.
Tan Huynh shares useful materials here:
Benefits of reading BOOK MARKERS. https://t.co/6SQri204Fe. #educhat #chatesl #eslchat #Ellchat_BkClub #ELA #EAL #ESL #ESOL #ELD pic.twitter.com/OE9weYa70P
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) August 15, 2017
Here are some good videos to show to ELLs and then have them talk and write about what they saw:
— BritGirl On Brexshit (@MarieAnnUK) August 14, 2017
When you lied on your CV to get the shepherd job. pic.twitter.com/znC4MVvhqY
— Paul Bronks (@virtuallydead) July 26, 2017
The perfect crime. https://t.co/0LAIvvXe0f pic.twitter.com/g8HeWwcS9P
— Imgur (@imgur) July 24, 2017
I’m adding that last one to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More.