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 2018 – 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:

Creating and Sequencing Text-Dependent Questions to Support English Language Learners is from Achieve The Core.

Listening is the Black Sheep of Language Learning Skills is from Transparent Language. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.


There’s Nothing Wrong With Black English is from The Atlantic.

English-Learners Are a Diverse Group. How Can Schools Meet Their Needs? is from Ed Week.

‘I Feel Happy to Enter Classes Again’: One Migrant Teen’s Perilous Journey From El Salvador to High School in the U.S. is from The 74.

See America’s New Ellis Island:A South Texas Bus Terminal is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

Nine Box Grid – Modified and Magnified is by Kirsten Foti.

3 Common Mistakes We Make on the 1st Day of School is by Valentina Gonzalez.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills:

This next tweet shows a great tool to use at conferences:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners: