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:
How to Create Culturally Responsive Classrooms is by Valentina Gonzalez and appeared at Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why? is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.
Adapting the alibi game – part 1 and Adapting the alibi game – part 2 is by Mike Astbury. It’s more of an activity than a game. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English, where I also include ideas for speaking (and not just links to exercises).
4 TEFL Speaking Activities is from Engames. I’m adding it to the same list.
The case for translation in foreign language instruction is by Gianfranco Conti. Some of my previously posts that are peripherally related to this topic are The Promise & Peril Of Using Google Translate In The ELL Classroom – Share Your Ideas and The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs.
A Guide for Engaging ELL Families: Twenty Strategies for School Leaders is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Parent Engagement Resources For Immigrant Families.
Bilingual education advocates celebrate first new policy for English language learners in 20 years is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Multilingual Education Act Ballot Initiative In California.
3 Indicators of Effective Co-Teaching is by Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More.
This tweet contains a great video that ELLs can watch and write and say what they see. I’m adding it to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More:
The dog is the real hero here pic.twitter.com/ExVTAEa0L1
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 11, 2017
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11:
Teaching 9/11 w/ #ELL Ss: Ideas from NJ teachers + @Larryferlazzo @NewsHour @Tolerance_org @facinghistory https://t.co/xcDWycnGA3 #ELLchat pic.twitter.com/Nbt0G7L2zW
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) September 11, 2017