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:
A Game of Cards to Revise Vocabulary in a Speaking Activity. Effective, Engaging and No-Prep. is from `Blog de Cristina. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary, where I also have links to lots of vocabulary-learning strategies.
Triumph and Tragedy: American Immigrant Experiences is from The Smithsonian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.
Parallel Text is a free online site that provides split screen bilingual (many languages are available) texts of a small number of public domain classic works. Even though the text selection is limited, I’m still adding it to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Learning English.
Kansas City’s Refugee Students Have Only One Year To Learn How To Go To School In America is from Kansas City Public Radio. Thanks to ELLevation for the tip.
Animate your Classes with Video! is a post from Oxford University Press about how to use videos from their Let’s Go ELL series. It appears to me that all their videos and related teaching materials are also free. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom:
Just merged Bloom’s and technology usage for an upcoming PD in Beijing. Hope it helps teachers see that technology is an amplifier of students’ skills. #eal #esl #esol #tesol #educhat #ellchat #bctf pic.twitter.com/gRGgcHr4Cl
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) October 22, 2018
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners:
— Judie Haynes (@judiehaynes) October 21, 2018
— Dr. Barbara Marler (@BarbaraEMarler) October 21, 2018
— TeachingEnglish (@TeachingEnglish) October 19, 2018
My weekend reading! #ELs in #STEM subjects, new National Academies of Science report out! Shout out to Maria Santos @WestEd (UL co-founder) , one of the committee members for this report. @theNASEM #ellchat #diverselearners https://t.co/mMwsEdWnWc pic.twitter.com/tXhHpKxNGw
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) October 18, 2018
Podcasts for English Learners: https://t.co/d5roXt5cc8
— NCDPI ELs (@NCDPI_ELs) October 18, 2018
From NYState. Great set of resources on emergent bilinguals!
Theory and Practice of Bilingual Programs: Webinars on Bilingual Education https://t.co/uql5OtnyXg #translanguaging #ellchat pic.twitter.com/OeUxERKjvH
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) October 15, 2018
I got a beginner ELL student to volunteer in class to provide her answer using QSSSA while doing Talk Read Talk Write. Talk about a powerful tool! #providethelanguage @MsSalvac @nancymotleyTRTW @MsLyons627 @212lisaann https://t.co/cvCgKWQUL3
— Sara sparks (@Sarasparks21) October 13, 2018