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 2019 – PART ONE.
. 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:
Games4ESL is a neat YouTube video with…videos that can be used as games. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
Make Some News! Current Events for ELT is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources & Ideas For Teaching About Current Events.
New study explains a secret to more efficient learning suggests that when teaching vocabulary, for example, it’s more effective to show the object (or an image of the object) prior to introducing the word for that object. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.
An activity I use again and again is from Rachael Roberts.
Create Board Games and Card Games is from Virtual Writing Tutor. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Download Free ESL Board Game Templates.
‘Why don’t you speak Spanish?’: For Julián Castro and millions of Latinos, the answer is not so simple is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs.
Trump Administration Revising U.S. Citizenship Test is from NPR.
Engaging English Learners in the Science and Engineering Practices is from STEM Teaching Tools. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.
Here’s the next 4 min movie PD on best practices for supporting ELs in your classroom from @dr_aquagirl‘s book! 🙃Full video: https://t.co/pA3y9YxryM #dg58pride #dg58learns #ellchat_bkclub @edutopia @Larryferlazzo @Toppel_ELD @emilyfranESL @ValentinaESL pic.twitter.com/BoPCMxXSDQ
— Rozana Qirjaqi (@MsQirjaqi) July 26, 2019
Can’t make it 2 one of those amazing EL conferences this summer??😦
Go to https://t.co/nnqpJiqGZq for a TON of #RapidLiteracy resources! Ur newcomers r brilliant & they can learn quickly.#SLIFE #SIFE #ImmigrantsWelcome #ellchat #Ellchat_BkClub pic.twitter.com/EoHjtQwEMf
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) July 24, 2019
Melanie Bean told me about this great program at a nearby district:
This tweet, and it’s zillions of fun responses, got me thinking: Why not do something like this with ELLs: show them movie posters and ask them to write about what they think the movie is about?
What is this movie about — Your best actual guesses only. pic.twitter.com/sX0itlSpQk
— Kibblesmith ☃️ (@kibblesmith) July 18, 2019