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:
So cool to see home language honored & used to scaffold in Sci 7 @CutterTami ‘s class 🧠📚📝 #aisgz #CanDo #ellchat #ELLTeachersToolbox @Larryferlazzo @KHullSyp pic.twitter.com/KwyJzrYz9Z
— Alycia Owen (@alycia_owen) August 29, 2018
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.
Though there is a difference between language acquisition and learning both support our English learners. A balance or mixture of acquisition and learning can benefit #ELLs #LanguageLearning #language #ESL #ELLchat #TESOL pic.twitter.com/vzoAUYHrKS
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) September 2, 2018
I’m adding this video to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom:
I am running with it #QSSSA #ELL #ELD #erhssheltered pic.twitter.com/B78lqm89nu
— Amanda Sandoval 🍎 (@historysandoval) August 27, 2018
@Larryferlazzo Hi Larry – I work on the Microsoft Education team and I’m curious if you’re aware of our work with free, built-in Learning Tools, and particularly with the ELL/ESL features we have. https://t.co/yky92n9Qvp. Happy to talk more on a Skype call sometime if interested
— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) August 27, 2018
New Podcast for your commute!🚗🚗🚗
They are starting to read! Now what?? 🎤👉 https://t.co/YXhEwb165d
Are you the #Newcomer teacher this year? We have you covered! @KenzieT_SLC joins me for Part II of “Activities for the Newcomer Classroom.”#ellchat #ESOL #ESL #ELD #ELLs #SIFE pic.twitter.com/brIsUF5s0g
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) August 27, 2018