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:
English Learners Success Forum has a lot of good resources. I particularly like their list of instructional strategies for ELLs. I’m adding it to THE BEST COLLECTIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR ELLS – HELP ME FIND MORE!
How to write smarter stories about English language learners is by Barbara Gottschalk.
Finding New Ways to Engage With Language in New Mexico is from Ed Week.
Student Centered Vocabulary Teaching (with Mario Rinvolucri) is a great interview. It shows how Rinvolucri is brilliant, as well as how he’s a bit “out there.”
Just 700 Speak This Language (50 in the Same Brooklyn Building) is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.
How English Learners Got Left Behind in the Drive Towards Equity is by Conor P. Williams.
BEING BILINGUAL IS A SUPERPOWER is by Cindy Garcia.
This new video from Google shows their new interpret function working. I’ve previously discussed using it on my iPhone at GOOGLE’S NEW “INTERPRETER MODE” MAKES IT EASIER FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS TO TALK IF THEY DON’T SPEAK EACH OTHER’S LANGUAGES:
It’s second semester! Some ELs should be transitioning to MORE English, but keep some of these supports and practices! You can find this document here; https://t.co/4G6Y2dKk59 #ellchat_bkclub pic.twitter.com/CWZYJWLeXD
— Carlota Holder (@carlota_holder) January 8, 2020
First blog post in awhile, dedicated to all educators working with ELs. I know I could dig deeper, but hope the article & #visualnote are resources you can share with others in 2020! @TESOL_Assn @tori_mazur @emilyfranESL @ValentinaESL @Larryferlazzo #Together4ELs #OurELs #sketch pic.twitter.com/ih8faJeTKD
— Wendi Pillars (@wendi322) January 3, 2020