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 new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
Usable Knowledge at Harvard has published an impressive guide to Welcoming Newcomers.
Thousands of German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam is from The New York Times.
Breaking News English Lesson: Language Learning is from Sean Banville.
English learners are becoming English-proficient at higher rates. How did LAUSD pull it off? is from Southern CA Public Radio.
Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning gave Trump 45 letters from her immigrant and refugee students — to show him their true potential pic.twitter.com/tSZTNTEm9X
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 7, 2018
Using Tech with Language Learners is a presentation from Carol Salva and it’s followed by a presentation she did with some of her ELL students:
Here’s a presentation ELL teacher Sarah Said did on culturally responsive teaching:
Making the Most of Your Word Wall: Interactive Word Walls is a presentation by Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas About How To Use Classroom Walls – Please Recommend More Resources:
If Word Walls Could Talk, They Would Ask For More Student Interaction is by Sarah Said. I’m adding it to the same list.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges:
What do you do if ICE is outside your door? Remember: #WeHaveRights.
This video series from @BklynDefender & @ACLU prepares you for encounters with #ICE. Watch the series (available in 7 languages), and make an emergency plan: https://t.co/ZH78VfhW4c (H/t @iJesseWilliams) pic.twitter.com/wOHL8QcfnG
— National Immigration Law Center (@NILC_org) May 5, 2018
Supporting Undocumented Students and Mixed-Status Families is from Usable Knowledge at Harvard. I’m adding it to the same list.
I’m adding this tweet to he Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More – they’re great to have ELLs watch and write about…
Seagull steals cat’s food pic.twitter.com/WzEpONZs4o
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) May 2, 2018
New York City to add almost 50 bilingual programs, the latest in a push to help English learners is from Chalkbeat.
ELLs Count on Language Support in Math is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.