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:
The British Council has math glossaries in several different languages, including Persian. I’m adding them to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science.
WINTER OLYMPICS 2018 is a good lesson from ELT Sparks. I’m adding it to A Beginning List For Learning About The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Introducing the New Academic Word List is important information from ATLAS. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.
Here are some very interesting modifications of works of literature to make them more accessible.
I thought this was interesting from literacy expert Timothy Shanahan – he says:
NRP [National Reading Panel] found it useful to have a [phonics teaching] sequence, but not any particular sequence.
I’m adding that info to The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More. I use them to both have ELLs write about what they see and in Theory of Knowledge class as part of a discussion about if animals have ethics.
the girls got in trouble and there goes tux letting them free 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Jtp0GMIZjt
— Michelle✨ (@lovenbball22) February 8, 2018
Here are some resources for getting conversations started in K-3 from Jeff Zwiers’ new book #Ellchat_BkClub #TRTW @StaceyFawley pic.twitter.com/beNoCuJFHg
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) January 28, 2018
The back and forth about #DACA can be awfully confusing. See our updated resource for teaching about DACA. Includes likes to @npr @latinousa @UKnowHGSE @pri @globalnation and more… https://t.co/33gMGd42XK pic.twitter.com/IpMZqk0gVm
— Re-Imagining Migration (@reimaginemigrat) January 25, 2018