This is another mid-year “Best” lists.
I’m adding list list to ALL MID-YEAR “BEST OF 2019” LISTS IN ONE PLACE!
You can find previous editions of this list, along with all “Best” lists related to ELL instruction, here.
Here are my choices:
4 Routines That Benefit English Learners is by Jana Echevarria.
Every episode of Carol Salva’s podcast is worth a listen!
Teaching English Learners: What Does the Research Say? is by Jana Echevarria and provides a great short and sweet summary of the…research. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
ESL-Bits has long been on the The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites list. However, thanks to Valentina Gonzalez, I learned that they have dramatically increased the resources they have available, and they look great!
Of course, every year of VirtuEL, the annual free online video professional development program that takes place on June is great, and this year’s was no different. And you can watch it at anytime now!
6 STEPS TO MAKING TEXTS ACCESSIBLE FOR ELS is from Jill Kester. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes.
David Duebelbeiss has just created a new site for teachers of ELLs that looks great. It’s called ELT Buzz.
Total Physical Response: Learning through Action! is by Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Total Physical Response (TPR).
SELF-PORTRAIT IDEAS FOR ESL STUDENTS is from English Teaching 101.
10 Scaffolds to Support EL Learning, Part 1 is a great post by Judie Haynes. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students and to The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners.
HELP! I’m teaching ESL next year. What can I do now to prepare? is from Valentina Gonzalez.
Food Map is a nice lesson from ELTcation.
A new interactive “data story” from the Department of Education “presents the most recent data on EL academic proficiency for states and selected urban school districts. It also provides state-level EL high school graduation rates and insights into changes in EL graduation and proficiency rates over time.” I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
The Internationals Network for Public Schools: Educating Our Immigrant English Language Learners Well is from Stanford.
Storybooks Canada and World Stories are two sites with many bilingual and multilingual stories. I particularly liked World Stories because it has bilingual books in English/Pashto, and those are hard to find. I’m adding them to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Learning English.
The Song Activity Factory has lots of song-related ELL lessons. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.
The English Channel is a new-to-me site created by the British Council. It has interactive videos designed to teach English.
ELL2.0 is an amazing site created by Irina McGrath, Ph.D and Michelle Shory, Ed.S.
QSSSA: More than Turn & Talk is by Valentina Gonzalez.
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.
Mastering Vocabulary with Visuals is by Stephen Fleenor. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.
6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners is new from Edutopia, and includes recommendations from me and from other great ELL educators.
I learned about Improv from Eric Schildge. It’s a site with lots of…improvisational games that could be adapted for ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Here’s a list of “Good quality and free open-access journals on English language teaching.” I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
WORDLESS VIDEOS FOR ELT and WORDLESS VIDEOS FOR ELT are two excellent posts from ELT-Cation. I’m adding them to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.
TELEPHONE DICTATION: A TWIST ON RUNNING DICTATION is from Fun For Spanish. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
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.
Beyond transcription: unlocking the full power of dictation – My favourite dictation tasks is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.
English Learners Need to Use Academic Language is by Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.
The ESL/ELD Resource Group of Ontario has a lot of printable English/Arabic books for ELL Beginners. Thanks to Aaron Douglas for the tip. I’m adding them to The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books
GUEST POST: THE LESSONS OUR ELL STUDENTS TAUGHT THEIR SCHOOLMATES – DOWNLOADABLE BOOK INCLUDED!
TWELVE WAYS ELLS – & ANYONE ELSE – CAN READ & DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF A TEXTBOOK CHAPTER – ADD TO THE LIST!
NEW & REVISED: HERE ARE THE SITES I’M USING FOR MY SUMMER SCHOOL “VIRTUAL CLASSROOM”
HERE’S THE YEAR-IN-REVIEW PRESENTATION PLAN MY STUDENTS USED THIS WEEK – HANDOUTS & SLIDESHOW EXAMPLES INCLUDED!
HOT OFF THE PRESS! THE MOST UP-TO-DATE STATISTICS ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE U.S.
DOES ANYONE USE “INTERLEAVING” WHEN TEACHING ELLS? IF SO, I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU DO
SIMPLE ELL WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT WITH HANDOUT & STUDENT EXAMPLES
GOOGLE UNVEILS NEW & IMPRESSIVE FREE READING APP: “RIVET”
A FUN VIDEO TO SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD PRONUNCIATION
STUDENT-CREATED SUMMARY VIDEOS OF U.S. HISTORY UNITS – HANDOUTS INCLUDED
HERE’S MY SHORT UNIT ON FOLKTALES – INCLUDING STUDENT HANDOUTS
“MEMR.TV” IS A FUN TOOL FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (& EVERYBODY ELSE)
DUOLINGO’S APRIL FOOL’S PRANK IS EVERY LANGUAGE TEACHER’S DREAM
AMAZING POEM BY ONE OF OUR AFGHAN STUDENTS
“MR. FERLAZZO, CAN I LEAD THE VISUALIZATION TODAY?”
HOME CULTURE PROJECT – WITH NEW EXAMPLES & STUDENT HANDOUTS!
SCHOLARS APPROPRIATELY RIP RESEARCH SAYING GRADE RETENTION GOOD FOR ELLS
GUEST POST: TEACHING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE TO ELLS
“WAYS TO BUILD SPEAKING SKILLS WITH ELLS”
BOW VALLEY COLLEGE HAS A NICE COLLECTION OF ONLINE READERS FOR BEGINNING ELLS
GUEST POST: WOMEN OF COLOR IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ELT)
This is AMAZING!!!!!!!! Please check out our Language Latte podcast- you will not be disappointed! 🙂