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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.
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:
Left Behind? Backed by White House, states spurn native-language requirements is by Jessica Bakeman. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Here’s a link to an interesting Facebook discussion on grading for ELLs. I’m adding it to What Do You Know About “Differentiated Grading” For ELLs? I’d love to hear from others about it, too!
This tweet leads to a very useful resource:
— American TESOL Inst. (@americantesol) December 29, 2017
Here’s a neat lesson idea:
1st graders will learn my contractions song today. Tune of: Make New Friends. They will also assist in performing vowel removal surgeries to form contractions! Pics to come! #coteaching pic.twitter.com/aixRYXkCQq
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) January 4, 2018
I’m not adding these sites to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners, but they still could be useful: