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.
In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Here are this week’s choices:
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on the climate crisis is a lesson from the British Council for ELLs. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES ON TEENS DEMANDING AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
Apps that connect teachers and parents can help overcome language barriers is from Education Dive. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents.
My First Year As An ESL Teacher…It Wasn’t All Roses is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Ten questions to ask yourself when setting up an activity is from English Teaching Professional.
EduGains offers good ELL teaching tips for math and literacy. I’m adding it to THE BEST COLLECTIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR ELLS – HELP ME FIND MORE! and to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.
I’m adding this new video to The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Home:
I’m adding this next tweet to GOOGLE SLIDES GETS AUTOMATED CAPTIONS – HUGE HELP TO ONLINE TEACHERS OF ENGLISH; COULD MAYBE HELP IN REGULAR CLASSROOM and to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation:
🌍 Slides with live captions are helpful for #ELLs. Slides with live TRANSLATED captions are NEXT LEVEL. 🙀 @irina_mcgrath & I have a tutorial on how to use this
@MicrosoftEDU accessibility feature. #JCPSESL @emilyfranESL @Larryferlazzo @mrcourtney_eslhttps://t.co/2F35r0QY50 pic.twitter.com/xqWbuIHIir
— Michelle Makus Shory (@michelleshory) September 24, 2019
This could be helpful:
Did u see what @ValerieLBugni made from my #BoostingAchievement training??
Wow! She took great notes! 💥 @TanELLclassroom @GomezDLTI @AnnaTeachesELLs @Larryferlazzo @TonyaWardSinger– Can you tell which #EduHeroes I suggested they follow? 🙌🙌🙌
Thx Valerie! #ellchat @ignacior38 https://t.co/bBGZyMPCgb
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) September 23, 2019
Having this kind of attitude towards the children he serves indicates he should look for another job. Unfortunately, I suspect there are teachers with similar attitudes. I would not want adults with these perspectives interacting with my children in school. https://t.co/mMDpEQZbQs
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 23, 2019
🤒 Sick? It happens. 😷 Finding meaningful work📓 that students can do without you can be challenging, so @irina_mcgrath and I pulled together some of our favorite 🙌 backup plans 📝. @TanELLclassroom @Larryferlazzo #JCPSESL #ELLChat https://t.co/A3avmhL0XX pic.twitter.com/SAGP7FAaub
— Michelle Makus Shory (@michelleshory) September 17, 2019
Here’s a great video to show ELLs and have them talk and write about what they see:
I feel attacked.
Imma make a video of my everyday mishaps to feel better 😅 https://t.co/NJI6DEmf1c
— Muna Saleh (@DrMunaSaleh) September 2, 2019