Five 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.
In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
How many new words should you teach per lesson? is by Gianfranco Conti. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.
The newest issue of my favorite English teaching journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is now online.
Using tasks in a Communicative Language Teaching classroom is from The English Teaching Professional, and I think it’s pretty interesting.
Tips for teaching in a low-tech classroom is from The British Council.
Authentic Shared Revising & Editing is from Valentina Gonzalez.
English-language learners make the front pages – but that’s not enough is by Conor Williams and appeared in The Grade.
Ready-Made Lesson: Personal Identity is from Blog de Cristina. I’m adding it to The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names.
The bilingual brain calculates differently depending on the language used is from Science Daily.
Three policies to improve children’s language development is from Science Daily.
Early Bilingualism Helps With Learning Languages Later in Life, Study Shows is from Ed Week.
Here’s a useful video from Colorin Colorado:
Linguistically accommodated instructions #katybilingual pic.twitter.com/A9B2xIW18C
— Carmen Nguyen (@cjnguyen10) October 5, 2017
@TBeeneEdu on the #BoostingAchievement podcast! 🌍#ELLs can succeed in #SocialStudies! Gr8 perspective, listen here: https://t.co/EZqSDJBZU0 pic.twitter.com/zxumHTRCeO
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) October 2, 2017
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom:
2A1) Examples of ?s at all Bloom’s levels AND all lang levels. https://t.co/599PaDLofs #Ellchat_BkClub Thanks @AndreaHonigsfel!! pic.twitter.com/exHOdk7sC2
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) September 24, 2017
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On The Idea Of “Wait Time”:
Wait time ⏱has a huge effect on student responses 💬
-build courage 💪🏽
-respond#ellchat #katyool #ELLs #ELs pic.twitter.com/TnBhlBipMF
— 🌍valentina gonzalez (@ValentinaESL) October 1, 2017
ELL students at the Muñiz Academy learn in a dual-language environment. And they're finding success. https://t.co/SOL9YwYZNH pic.twitter.com/dIkGWGrCgI
— Teaching Tolerance (@Tolerance_org) September 30, 2017