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:
Creating Chants is a post by Jane-Maria Harding da Rosa. I’m adding it to The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants.
Backpack English is an intriguing interactive audio-visual tool for vocabulary learning. Here’s a video about it:
Fortune: A “Netflix” style video series comes via David Duebelbeiss.
Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures is in Ed Week.
This is interesting: Different neural strategies for junior high school male and female English learners
Here’s an interview about a challenging topic: Curriculum Helps Immigrants Who Are Blind Learn English
“Money, Money, Money” is always a fun song to teach and sing when we are studying…money. Here is a lyrics video of the song:
Langliter is “A News & Ebook Reader for Advanced Language Learners.” Here’s a video about it:
I luv @NewsinLevels 4 older #ELLs bc it requires no log in & it has adapted text. No log in means our transient Ss can continue learning without me.
Here is the link to this Google doc we use 4 choice in nonfiction reading response: https://t.co/w6JNyAxm1b#ellchat #esl #esol pic.twitter.com/y9fju0OjXz
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) March 23, 2018
Gave students a bingo board to use with their sentence frame rings. If they used a frame from a certain page, they could put an x on that category. Did a random prize drawing at the end by putting yellow slips in a hat. pic.twitter.com/nVUkscMOKJ
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) March 22, 2018
A Gifted English Language Learner Is Not An Oxymoron https://t.co/Twa6sMmZ6L #edchat #edtech #entrepreneur pic.twitter.com/pl7QMXSXSf
— Robyn Shulman, M.Ed. (@RobynDShulman) March 22, 2018
It wasn't so much that the news coverage of the Oakland Ebonics proposal was so bad, it's that it was eclipsed by a wave of editorials, opeds, & cable news. https://t.co/5zwnTgPMc0 pic.twitter.com/Xpq7U2wNYD
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) March 21, 2018
3 tricks to learning a new language from TV @CNN https://t.co/TNlWMkVP7R
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 19, 2018
Over the past several years, the way we serve #ELLs has changed based on research and what we've learned about best practice. Has your district made shifts? #ESL #Bilingual #ELs #ELLchat #ESLchat #ELT #ENL #EDchat #educhat #teachertips pic.twitter.com/o1Iq0qfH5u
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) March 16, 2018