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:
Habit formation: 5-minute tips for improving your English is by Sandy Millin. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.
Families as Partners: Family Engagement is by Valentina Gonzalez.
The Academic Phrasebook is a good source for learning academic language. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.
Nevertheless has multilingual STEM Role Models posters. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.
PHOTOS: Comedy Wildlife Finalists Offer Ode To Silly Serendipity is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using “If This Animal Or Image Could Talk” Lesson Idea In Class.
This is an interesting post about having students write and perform their own plays in English. One of the intriguing parts is in the comments section where there is a discussion about topics. The students live in challenging conditions, and choose topics that are very relevant to their lives. One commenter found it “negative and distressing.” You’ll want to read the responses to him.
Free Word Games Generator is from English Teaching 101.
Kahoot Create – How to Use as a Teacher is from English Teaching 101.
Ten activities to practise listening fluency in the English classroom is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.
I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About School:
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s & Those Not Literate In Their Home Language:
Great resources and webinars about students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE)https://t.co/hKRADWfsre pic.twitter.com/rYt1x8zvXc
— Annette Ramos, ESOL Instructional Facilitator (@MrsAnnetteR) September 12, 2019
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students:
The difference between scaffolding interactions and interactive scaffolding. A graphic by @SherryTeacher
#esl #eal #ellchat #eal #esol #tesol pic.twitter.com/GHDRhEpNa2
— Tan Huynh (@TanELLclassroom) September 10, 2019
🔥 @MicrosoftEDU Translate 🔥 helps bring Ts, ELs, & families together. As Ts speak 🔊 or type messages in English, ELs 👀 them in their native language. As ELs respond in L1, Ts 👀 their responses in English. 💯% inclusion! @Larryferlazzo @TanELLclassroomhttps://t.co/zC4rlZPMMh pic.twitter.com/96Vxrfoxrl
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) September 10, 2019