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:
In Some States, ESSA Goals for English-Learners Are ‘Purely Symbolic,’ Report Finds is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.
Can bilingualism protect the brain even with early stages of dementia? is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.
‘Will they take my kids away?’: the immigrants refusing food aid amid Trump crackdown is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT OUR STUDENTS & THEIR PARENTS,
Text2Voice is a new…text-to-voice tool that might be able to help ELLs with pronunciation. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.
The Microsoft Translator looks pretty cool. It seems to be its latest version of a simultaneous translation tool. I’m still figuring it out but, at least online, you can have a bunch of different people speaking different languages and it will turn everyone’s audio into each other person’s language with immediate text. It says they plan to upgrade it specifically for classroom use soon. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what that looks like. I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.
From Deficit-Based to Assets-Based: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time is by Debbie Zacarian and Diane Staehr Fenner. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.
Why Hasn’t This EL Met Exit Criteria? is from Valentina Gonzalez.
5 Ways to Start off your Class Period with ELs is also by Valentina Gonzalez.
Language access: Not just for students is from Phi Delta Kappan. I’m adding it to The Best Parent Engagement Resources For Immigrant Families.
HomeSchool Pop looks like a good YouTube Channel for ELL accessible material.
I can’t remember if I’ve shared this great video from Carol Salva before or not. Even if I have, watching and listening to Uri saying what teachers can do to help him learn English is worth doing so again. You might also be interested in A NEW STUDENT PANEL OF ELLS IS PRESENTING AT OUR STAFF TRAINING TOMORROW – HERE ARE VIDEOS OF LAST YEAR’S PRESENTATIONS and VIDEO OF OUR ELL STUDENT PANEL & DOWNLOADABLE HAND-OUT THEY USED FOR PREPARATION:
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— Efraín Tovar, M.A.Ed (@efraintovarjr) February 8, 2020