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:
Why Teaching English Through Content Is Critical for ELL Students is from MindShift. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.
For Immigrant Students, a New Worry: A Call to ICE is from The New York Times.
Incorporating retrieval practice and brain dumps in the FL class is from Maris Hawkins. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Retrieval Practice.
Using Data to Decode English-Learner Education is from Ed Week.
Categorizing is a higher-order thinking activity, and Star Groups – Can you sort the language? is a post at tekhnologic about a great activity to apply that to ELLs.
Speaking a Second Language May Give Low-Income Kids a Boost is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.
Emotional Scaffolds: Reducing Barriers to Comprehension is from Tan Huynh.
This would be a great video to show to ELLs and have them write and talk about what they saw:
Strong defense, but the offensive play was unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/9ylmi5Fu42
— Slayerage🐴 (@sc_Slayerage) May 30, 2018
Here are two tweets about a great project:
— 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝 (@jessbell79) May 30, 2018
Hey #PLN I can’t wait to share my EL Ss final exam – “Who wants to be the next @CarlAzuzCNN?” Ss researched, wrote, and recorded a newscast! Stay tuned for google doc of the exam, rubric, and a YouTube playlist!!! All language domains and an authentic task! #Ellchat_BkClub pic.twitter.com/wfGZYPpMu4
— 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝 (@jessbell79) May 29, 2018
— WriteReader.com (@writereaderapp) May 30, 2018
Reading aloud to students is foundational for listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It's critical for #ELs! Here's how to make read alouds more accessible for English learners. #ESL #bilingual #readingaloud #readalouds #ELLs #ellchat #TESOL pic.twitter.com/jzDW95b0EG
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) May 29, 2018