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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:

WordBooster lets teachers paste-in any text and it will automatically provide related vocabulary exercises. You can read all about it at Nik Peachey’s blog post. I’m not a huge fan of these kind of automatic worksheet producers and, though this one allows you to make edits, I’m just not sure it’s worth the time. But I might be wrong – it wouldn’t be the first or last time.

Self-Portrait Ideas for ESL Students is from English Teaching 101. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Art As A Way To Teach & Learn English – Help Me Find More.

Valuing Our English Language Learners by Learning to Listen is by Wendi Pillars.

Educators Guide for Inquiry-based Science and English Language Development is from The Exploratorium. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.

Here’s an example of how a Science teacher is using one of the resources from our latest book:

A Heart-First Approach to Classroom Newcomers is by Emily Francis, and appeared in Middleweb.

10 techniques for teacher training sessions is from ETpedia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.

English Learners in Select States: Demographics, Outcomes, and State Accountability Policies is from The Migration Policy Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

I’m adding this video to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom: