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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:

The Young Texans Helping Turn Refugees into Americans is from Politico.

The Office of English Language Acquisition has come up with two more “Fast Facts” infographics: English Learners (ELs) and College and Career Readiness and National and State-Level High School Graduation Rates for English Learners. That second one has some pretty wild and scary statistics. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

Anything World looks like a wild app that might be useful to promote speaking among ELLs.  They can create…anything and speak to it.  Here’s a video:

Storytelling Basics: A Weekly Structure is from College Storytelling.

Secondary English learner Curricular Streams, opportunity to learn, and academic outcomes. is a new paper by Peggy Estrada that was discussed and shared in an Ed Week post, but now the post has disappeared. Paper_28110_extendedabstract_1798_0-2krymmc”>Here’s the paper. It basically says that putting ELLs into segregated classes is harmful to them, but I have questions about those conclusions. I’m not sure it applies to high school age Newcomers, and I wonder how this research compares to the acclaimed work of Internationals Network High Schools, which are entire secondary schools comprised of ELLs?

Here are two videos to show ELLs and then have them talk and write about what happened in them: