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:
Clozemaster is a free online tool for students to learn different languages. I’m adding it to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.
10 Resources for Pre-K–5 Educators of ELs is from Judie Haynes.
Ed Week has a great multi-part series on dual language instruction. You can see all the links to the series here.
ELL Teachers Are in Short Supply. Some Lawmakers Want to Fix That is also from Ed Week.
How Graphic Organizers Can Support New English-Learners (Video) is from Ed Week.
A little labeling goes a long way is from Science Daily. It’s related to labeling and categorizing, which is why I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.
Teaching Academic Vocabulary to English Learners: A Q&A with Sydney Snyder is from Education.com. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.
Here’s a great video to have students watch and then write/talk bout what they saw:
— Darwin Award 🔞 (@AwardsDarwin) September 19, 2018
Just made these posters for Ss to set a goal during Ss-led discussion. Feel free to download: https://t.co/2N1gycrdDK #ellchat #esl #ell #ela #eal #eld #esol #tesol #educhat #education #teaching #BCTF pic.twitter.com/Clqo1qEMgr
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) September 19, 2018
🎧New Podcast & Post https://t.co/J6dSCwKCGM 👈
What do we do when #ELs don't make progress?? @Sarasparks21 joins me to talk abt how we keep ELs at grade level in the ELA classroom and what we do when we suspect it's more than language. Thx Sara!#ellchat #ESOL #ESOL #Newcomers pic.twitter.com/W27rnyirt8
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) September 18, 2018
— Efraín Tovar, M.A.Ed (@efraintovarjr) September 18, 2018
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) September 16, 2018
Content objectives are the "what," language objectives are the "how"…BOTH✌are essential. Here's the cheat sheet @DubraskaStines taught us to use & we love it! Makes writing our language objs so much easier!
— Ready, Set, Coteach! (@readysetcoteach) September 16, 2018