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 2018 – 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:
Classroom Environments that Support English Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Checking answers is from The British Council and has some interesting ideas.
Delayed dictation is from The Language Teacher Toolkit. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.
Telling stories using rhythmic gesture helps children improve their oral skills is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.
A Lesson in Protest: A 12-hour teach-in aims to educate about the plight of migrants and the consequences of detention, among other things. is from U.S. News.
Super Charged Instructions is from Svetlana Kandybovich.
Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported is from The NY Times.
A new study has found what many others studies have also found:
… although both emergent bilingual and English monolingual students improved on words that were explicitly taught, only English monolingual students improved in their knowledge of words that were incidentally taught.
I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary
I’m adding this tweet to Best Posts On Writing Instruction:
Writing is one of the most challenging skills to master. @michelleshory and I created this resource for all educators of ELLs.
Thank you @Larryferlazzo @MsSalvac @RWTnow @cultofpedagogy @NewYorkTimesGHS @regieroutman @ReadingRockets
for your expertise!https://t.co/pz83Kvm7cX pic.twitter.com/rIE5wgpS3t
— Irina McGrath (@irina_mcgrath) January 15, 2019