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:
SAS Curriculum Pathways is a great site (see (see I Really Like How SAS Curriculum Pathways Site Incorporates Knowledge Transfer In Social Studies and SAS Curriculum Pathways, Just About The Best Online Ed Site, Has Gotten Even Better…). They’ve just announced an expansion of their Read Aloud section, which allows users to hear and record books. Read about it here.
5 Ways We Can Build Relationships with ELLs is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Tell it Again!The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachers is a useful, and free, downloadable eBook from The British Council.
This man collected 6,000 orphaned Polaroids. See what he’s doing to tell their stories. is a Washington Post story. I think his site could be useful for ELLs to write their own stories about his pictures. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
The latest issue of my favorite, and free, English-teaching journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is online now.
Media Lit Connections has published a special issue on ESL and Media Literacy. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.
I’m adding this new video from Colorin Colorado to The Best Resources On The Idea Of “Wait Time”:
This tweet shares a neat project. It’s a variation of the One Sentence Project, so I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”:
Instead of resolutions, we chose #oneword2018 and it’s taken me a bit to get the video together! @WCHS_Warriors @emilyfranESL @Toppel_ELD @MsSalvac @carlota_holder @ValentinaESL #ELLchat_BkClub @ValentinaESL @TanELLclassroom @MsWakeman_ELA @Larryferlazzo pic.twitter.com/72cGFq46zk
— Jess Bell (@jessbell79) February 8, 2018
This is a new, and somewhat disappointing, video from the Institute of Education Sciences. I wish it was far more engaging. And I wish the narrator would slow down. I doubt if many content teachers are going to want to watch it. So I can’t add it to The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs In Their Classes – Please Suggest More. But I thought readers should at least know about this new clip.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:
— Horn STEAM (@ehardenScience) January 29, 2018