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:
How to teach conversational lessons is a great post from CECILIA NOBRE ELT BLOG. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills. You might also be interested in The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.
What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story? is from NPR. It’s interesting because, among other things, it discusses the differences for children learning to read between their seeing supporting static illustrations and animations.
A haven for refugees, this Nebraska high school builds a web of support for its diverse student population is from The Washington Post.
Congress Pushes Back Against DeVos Plan to Dissolve Federal English-Learner Office is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to DeVos Might Eliminate Federal ELL Office, a previous post that has related links.
New Proposal Puts the Federal Office For English Learners in Jeopardy is from New America. I’m adding it to the same post.
I’m adding this tweet, again, to the same post:
A lot of big-name senators (Patty Murray, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and others) co-signing this important letter to protect federal Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).https://t.co/7ymkoyR8jd #ELLchat @WeAreUnidosUS pic.twitter.com/4wXobP6mm4
— Janie Tankard Carnock (@JanieTCarnock) May 25, 2018
This would be a fun video for ELLs to watch and then discuss and write what they saw:
❤️🐿Naughty squirrels🐿❤️ pic.twitter.com/SHJs3aao6f
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) May 27, 2018
Katie Hull and I will participate in a Google Hangout on Tuesday where we’ll discuss our latest book:
Corrected Time!!: Who’s in for a LIVE Google Hangout with @Larryferlazzo & @KHullSyp on Tuesday 5/29 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time/4:00 PM PST? Please let me know if you’d like to join and chat with authors of the amazing #ELLTeachersToolbox! #Ellchat_BkClub
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) May 27, 2018
Labels as Limitations is from The Minnetesol Journal.
I’m adding this tweet to No, Secretary DeVos, Schools Cannot Choose To Call ICE On Students – Here Are The Best Rebuttals To Her False Claim:
And what a great op-ed piece by Ft. Worth school board member on denying children an education:https://t.co/aVGYuro3mI https://t.co/VeVaZ7IywX
— Giselle Lundy-Ponce (@LundyPonce) May 25, 2018
Love these info graphics? You can find them all (& more) herehttps://t.co/LTuW4GBb3g
Free downloads of PDFs too! #ESL #ELLs #ENL #EFL #EL #ELL #ELLchat #Ellchat_BkClub pic.twitter.com/32Dpp0CQy2
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) May 23, 2018