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:
The “English Only Rule” is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Study: Shared Book Reading Boosts English-Learners’ Language Skills is from Ed Week.
No drama: Improvisation in the ELT classroom is from GERALDINETEACHER. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom and to The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
California’s Call to Action: Helping More Students Become Bilingual is from New America.
Few Aspiring Teachers Aim to Work With English-Learners, Report Finds is from Ed Week.
In A State That Voted For Trump, The Teachers Rallied When ICE Raided A Rural Nebraska Town is from BuzzFeed News.
This tweet shares a great video to share with ELLs – they could then write and talk about what they saw. It would be an excellent addition to a unit on animals:
This gets funnier and funnier the more I watch it pic.twitter.com/5WpD92WT3u
— Eve Forster 👩🏼🔬🧠 (@EveForster) July 21, 2018
This next tweet is intriguing. I’m adding it to The Best “Fair Isn’t Equal” Visualizations:
Another great graphic to help Ts understand the difference between accommodations and modifications! @carlota_holder #VirtuEL18 @BeckettHaight pic.twitter.com/uZc3PiZJJ6
— 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝 (@jessbell79) July 15, 2018
Absolutely spot on (and hilarious) take on language teaching by @BryceHedstrom
— BackSeat Linguist (@BackSeatLing) July 2, 2018