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:
The English Learner Family Toolkit (from National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition) was created to help families choose education services that meet their child’s needs. U.S. educators, elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and other school staff can also share the toolkit as a resource for English learners and their families. I’m adding it to The Best Parent Engagement Resources For Immigrant Families.
we are witnesses: BECOMING AN AMERICAN are a series of videos from The Marshall Project.
How Does Comprehensible Input Help English Learners? is from Jana Echevarria.
Could Black English Mean a Prison Sentence? Court stenographers often misunderstand Black English, and their mistakes could affect people’s lives at crucial junctures is from The Atlantic.
Making audio more accessible with two new apps is from Google.
Amazon’s Audible brings Choose Your Own Adventure stories to Alexa devices is from TechCrunch. If you had an Alexa at school, this could be a great tool for listening practice. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.
Long Term ELs Part I: Understanding the Issue is by Janna X. Heiligenstein, Ph.D. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Supporting Long-Term English Language Learners.
Affirming Individuality and Identity Through Picture Books and Storytelling is by ASTRID EMILY FRANCIS.
Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation is from The Hechinger Report.
California schools help unaccompanied immigrant students combat trauma, language barriers is from Ed Source.
I’m adding this next video to The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children:
This next tweet shares a video that would be good to show ELLs and then have them share in writing and verbally what they saw:
a video of me eating w. a person i care about pic.twitter.com/F519q9R2Im
— knox (@murdocklite) January 28, 2019
Here’s another great video for ELLs to do the same:
My heart can’t 😭❤️
Empathy and Love in its truest form.
WE NEED MORE OF THIS
Retweet ❤️ pic.twitter.com/brfM6Tpeoe
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) January 30, 2019
The latest #BoostingAchievement #ESL podcast was just released. https://t.co/pN7MyPzF4i <–
If you follow #ELLCHAT, you’ll love hearing from @judiehaynes & @KarenNemethEdM. They offer us a peek into how they got it started and why it’s so successful. Much to learn! pic.twitter.com/Mchb5lTJk9
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) January 31, 2019
T answer of the concept attainment plus strategy by @Larryferlazzo that I shared with her to help meet the grammatical needs of her #ELL S's. She commented about how the S's worked together to problem solve! Excited to see S examples tomorrow. #ellchat #bestpractice pic.twitter.com/VZvXR66x7s
— Justin Garcia 👬 (@kruu_justin) January 30, 2019