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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 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:

In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance is from Ed Source.  Here are materials I use when I teach a similar lesson in class.

QSSSA: More than Turn & Talk is by Valentina Gonzalez.

TEACHING ABOUT FOLKTALES TO ELLS is from A World of Language Learners. I’m adding it to The Best Folklore & Myth Sites.

Here’s a wild Escape The Room feature created by teachers to support PD done through our book, The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox. I’m adding it to other free resources from the book.

Doing and Talking Math and Science is from WIDA. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners and to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

Here’s an April Fools Day lesson for ELLs.  I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (and April Fool’s Day).

Four Reasons English Learners Lack Access to Quality STEM Learning is from New America.

I fell in love with this language…on ‘Sesame Street’ is from CNN. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.

Simon’s Cat always has great videos to show to ELLs and then have them say and write about what they saw. Here’s the latest one:


Here’s a neat variation of a game from Katie Toppel I’ve previously shared. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom: