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:

ADDING A PARAMETER TO COLD CALL is by Doug Lemov. He shares a simple suggestion that could help ELLs, and all students, respond to teachers’ questions better. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English (and I have to rename that list one of these days, since it includes recommendations for classroom practice as well as websites).

A Quick-Start Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners is an excellent piece by Wendi Pillars.

VIDEOGLOSS: CHOCOLATE ROULADE provides an excellent lesson idea. It’s from Svetlana Kandybovich. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Question Charts is from the On The Same Page blog. I think it’s an interesting idea, and I’m pondering various kinds of adaptations. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

Adapting your go-to games: backs to the board is by Mike Astbury. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Questions that Drive Co-Teaching is by Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More.

Trump order could give immigration agents a foothold in US schools is from The Guardian.

I’ve previously written about a speaking exercise I do (see Using a “Three-Two-one” Speaking Activity) that is very similar to the one described in the positive research cited in this tweet: