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 and THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART TWO.
In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018 and learn about our next book.
Here are this week’s choices:
Teaching Techniques to Scaffold Reading for English Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Lessons from Chicago Public Schools on Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners is from Ahead of the Curve.
How English Learners Got Left Behind in the Drive Towards Equity is by Conor Williams.
Baltimore students learning English say they still don’t have a fair shot at the city’s top schools is from The Baltimore Sun.
This tweet shares a great story:
— Jana Echevarria, PhD (@Jechev) December 17, 2019
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students:
This is the writing practice I’m talking about! They used those boxes the ENTIRE semester! Practice. Persistence. Patience. Eventually as moved from the boxes and went straight to writing in test format. The scaffold was no longer needed! #WritingMatters #ellchat_bkclub pic.twitter.com/wqhZ9fedRB
— Carlota Holder (@carlota_holder) December 14, 2019
@gracebanderson, check out https://t.co/gqm8iJ3t1w for steps to co-create text. Here is a video on what it begins to look like: https://t.co/6YW20ErIed #newcomers #ellchat #slife pic.twitter.com/TUKiH7aRYq
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) December 12, 2019
🎅🏾Give your #ELs the gift of scaffolds! This🎁is FREE & only requires a few clicks. Provide translation ↔️, read aloud⏯️, & a picture dictionary🖼️. It’s FAST & EASY with @wakelet & @MicrosoftEDU! #JCPSESL #ellchat
Let @irina_mcgrath & me show you how
— Michelle Makus Shory (@michelleshory) December 10, 2019
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Using “If This Animal Or Image Could Talk” Lesson Idea In Class:
Took my dogs to take their yearly christmas photos. It’s really hard when you have one super photogenic dog and one dog having an existential crisis. pic.twitter.com/4gUyIsB5OJ
— laurenn (@laurenncarterr) December 7, 2019