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 August issue of my favorite ELL/ESL journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is now online (and it’s always free!).
Children take longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one — don’t fret is from Eureka Alert.
Fast Facts is a great collection of research info on ELLs from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA). I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
Jana Echevarria interviews Valentina Gonazalez and Katie Toppel in this post: Helping English Learners Read Well
I didn’t understand most of this paper, Predicting Time to Reclassification for English Learners, but I did “get” this paragraph:
Robinson (2011) found that, in the district he studied, reclassification had a null effect on reading achievement for students in elementary and middle grades, but significant negative effect for students in high school, suggesting no evidence that the cutoff was inappropriately set in younger grades, but that students in later grades did not appear to benefit from having EL services reduced or discontinued. Robinson-Cimpian and Thompson (2016) also looked at how changes in reclassification criteria over time impacted achievement and graduation rates. They found that higher reclassification benchmarks were associated with a 0.18 standard deviation (SD) increase in reading achievement and a 11 percentage point increase in graduation rates.
US school districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children.
6 Tips When Discussing Math with the English Language Learner is from The Early Math Collaborative. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.
People ask me all the time how I create infographics and visuals. Watch this short video for a quick how-to! And let me know if you have any questions. I’m here for you! Plus tweet out your graphics…I want to see them!https://t.co/z0U9AthfgV pic.twitter.com/O9YYC0xmsE
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) August 25, 2018
NEW – Using Morphology to Improve Literacy. Use our 3 simple steps to ‘how words are formed’ to improve pupils vocabulary & understanding. pic.twitter.com/dVqeZUA6Jh
— Impact (@ImpactWales) August 24, 2018
— Clara Musselman (@Mrs_Musselman) August 24, 2018
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What do you do AFTER the first day??
🎤 Listen 🎧 or read 🖥️the blog
The #BoostingAchievement ESL Podcast has answers!
Thx @KenzieT_SLC #Newcomers#TESOL #ESOL #EAL #SIFE #ESL #ellchat #ellchat_bkclub pic.twitter.com/Eh8hCp44X1
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) August 22, 2018
Interesting way to see if you’re using comprehensible input.
🔹 film a lesson
🔹 have colleagues watch with the sound OFF
🔹 see if colleagues know what you taught about
Love it! @SIOPModel
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) August 21, 2018
Intercultural Development Research Association. Welcoming immigrant students in school. Tip sheet, in English and Spanish https://t.co/qpf0dz41Oc #immigrants #ellchat #ell #undocumentedstudents pic.twitter.com/itOfUsDuoz
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) August 20, 2018