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:
WHY IS BILINGUALISM FRAMED AS AN ASSET FOR SOME STUDENTS AND A DEFICIT FOR OTHERS? is from The Pacific Standard.
Learning Languages with Netflix looks like a potentially useful tool. Here’s a video about it:
Lost in translation? Try interpreter mode with the Google Assistant is from Google. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate.
Topic Brief 3: De-Mystifying Complex Texts: What are “Complex” Texts and How Can We Ensure ELLs/MLLs Can Access Them? is by Elsa Billings and Aída Walqui.
How to honor student identity #sketchnote Helping kids realize that being different is their power is important and empowering! The sooner they realize it, the better! #crt #inclusive #tesol #edchat #educhat #kidsdeserveit #joyfulteachers #TEACHers pic.twitter.com/DgourMndj7
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) February 16, 2019
— Ms. Kimiko Shibata 🇨🇦 (@ESL_fairy) February 15, 2019
Teachers Against Child Detention: Research for Resistance is from Teaching Tolerance.
Scaffolding breaks tasks into manageable parts & reduces anxiety in ELLs @michelleshory & I used @Larryferlazzo @MsSalvac @TanELLclassroom @GTeacherTribe @gretchbernabei resources in our online PD inspired by @JakeMillerTech‘s #EduDuctTape & @mrORIStech https://t.co/cCKJpwT6zg pic.twitter.com/vyXV3vxCHp
— Irina McGrath (@irina_mcgrath) February 12, 2019
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary:
Here are my slides on culturally responsive vocabulary ideas from the #OSLA19 conference. The ideas are based on @Ready4rigor‘s suggestion to storify, gameify, and make learning social. ==> https://t.co/kBzP2mUwzt. Word of caution: activities alone do not constitute CRT!
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) February 11, 2019
HS teachers: if you have students who are afraid of filling out the FAFSA because of issues with parent SSNs, please refer them to the link below to help them correctly fill it out and get aid!! #ellchat #tesol #esol #Ellchat_BkClub https://t.co/1DFHJZjMWm pic.twitter.com/FLhimkHDpL
— 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝 (@jessbell79) February 5, 2019