Six 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.
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Here are this week’s choices:
I ended my daily live ELL Newcomers class at 10, & asked students who needed help w/ Google Classroom 2 stay in video conf. call. I was surprised when 10 stayed. I learned that only 2 needed help,but others just wanted 2 stay & b connected. Social isolation is hard on our stdnts.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 15, 2020
Read/Listen/Learn is a new site where ELLs can find accessible articles and stories.
Looking Back at What Worked and What Didn’t is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Supporting ELs’ Social-Emotional Learning in a Virtual Classroom is from Judie Haynes.
Dual language teachers try to ‘stay the course’ separated from classrooms is from Education Dive.
20 questions to ask instead of “How are you doing right now?” is from Quartz. I’m going to use some of them in the warm-up I do with my daily live ELL class.
You can’t go wrong showing a new Simon’s Cat video to ELLs and have them write about what they saw:
Fresh on the blog, a great site if you want to read or/and download graded (7 levels) and unabridged books for your English class. Free, legit and you don’t need to sign up to download the books. https://t.co/z71OorGThJ #readinggradedbooks #freedownload
— Blog de Cristina (@blogdecristina) April 12, 2020