This is another mid-year “Best” lists.
I’m adding list list to ALL MID-YEAR “BEST OF 2019” LISTS IN ONE PLACE!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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