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:
Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents is a very useful site from the U.S. Department of Education.
Subtly is a browser extension designed to assist people learn English while watching videos.
I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More – they’re great for having ELLs watch them and then describe what they saw:
Funniest thing I’ve seen today! 😂pic.twitter.com/XhxipAsJfX
— Nature is Amazing 🌿 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) February 18, 2018
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners:
Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math https://t.co/qObnrUvzdN @Getting_Smart @MrElmerLLC @SolutionTree @SolutionTree_CA @SolutionTreeAU @RigorRelevance #divergED #edchat #leadupchat #RTIaw #atplc pic.twitter.com/oB6i2fRseT
— Chris Weber, Ed.D. (@WeberEducation) February 18, 2018
This tweet would be good to teacher “over, under, around” to ELLs:
honestly can’t stop thinking about these guys being the three kinds of people in the world pic.twitter.com/UrUcj7YgA5
— chelsea hassler (@chelseaadelaine) February 14, 2018
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Prior Knowledge (& How To Activate It):
The importance of prior knowledge: pic.twitter.com/Y4GqNd94wn
— Kelly Gallagher (@KellyGToGo) February 13, 2018
This would be a good video to show ELLs and then have them describe what they saw (you might also be interested in The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part Two):
This is one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen in all my life pic.twitter.com/Yp9xlhdKC9
— Alan White (@aljwhite) February 12, 2018
Lost my black line master of this but it’s awesome to make a desk version of the “Instead of IDK” poster. Emily Peters of @NorthbrookMS shared this w me years ago & said 2 pass it on. #CelebrateMonday bc all Ss can participate. 🙌 #SBJourney #ellchat #engagement #esl pic.twitter.com/Q7bFp9PnyD
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) February 19, 2018
#ELLprotip: Your non English speakers can create assessments w you using #Kahoot.
Their ideas, ur English.
High engagement, build literacy, practice fluency, honor funds of knowledge & promote curiosity.
Read my guest post here -> https://t.co/ED86OaOTa2 #ellchat pic.twitter.com/jT44ypxKT9
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) February 17, 2018