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:
When ELs Make Oral Errors, What Can Teachers do? is from Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.
The Minneapolis Public School District has a nice Newcomer Toolkit. Unfortunately, I don’t remember who originally shared it on Twitter.
An Artistic Approach to Becoming a U.S. Citizen is a NY Times article about a fascinating museum-based project to prepare people for the Citizenship test. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.
Supporting Students With Interrupted Educations is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s & Those Not Literate In Their Home Language.
How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable is from Mindshift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.
How I plan with coursebooks is from ELT Planning. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.
Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay? is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act, where I have both older and updated related resources on DACA.
Hyperbole time! Apple CEO Tim Cook: Learn to code, it’s more important than English as a second language is from CNBC.
I saw an interesting version of a cloze/gap-fill that had students choose the correct multi-word phrases instead of the usual one word answers. I hadn’t though of that “twist” before, and I’m adding this info to The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills).
Chasing Time English is a new online video drama for teaching English.