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:
Academic Performance and Outcomes for English Learners is a “Data Story” from the U.S. Department of Education. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
5 More Things English Learners Need From Classroom Teachers is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners.
18 Ways to Support Your English Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to the same list.
Empowering Newcomers is by Emily Francis.
PLAY & LEARN is from ELT-Cation. It shares a nice list of games. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
I’m adding this tweet to the same list:
Games to play with the word study: (a) Wordo – write selection of words on the whiteboard and have students practice spelling/printing on a game board (I make 9 squares for primary and 12 squares for higher grades). I throw a paper ball and hit words on the board.
— Megan Chan (@meg_EAL) September 11, 2018
TEACHER’S TOOLKIT LITE v.1 is also from ELT-Cation. It’s a simple phone app designed for ELL teachers, and it’s pretty cool.
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) September 11, 2018
In a presentation today, a student said "We live in Syria. Life good. War came. All gone. We walk to Jordan." Tears don't come easy to me. But they came after that.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 10, 2018