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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.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.

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.