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.
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 and Homelessness is a new report from The Department of Education.
Teachers use high- and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis is from The Hechinger Report.
Thanks to the international partnership between Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Martha Bárcena, and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), teachers across the U.S. now have free access to hundreds of multimedia Spanish resources online, including complete textbooks, lesson plans, videoclips, maps and more. These video lessons, books, movies and TV shows are age-appropriate for both the K-12 settings and can be adapted to adult learning as well.
Doug in Brazil told me about a free site that looks like it has nice lessons for ELLs. It’s called Teacher CTX.
Online lessons: a menu of ideas is from The British Council. I’m adding it to THE BEST IDEAS FOR ONLINE ACTIVITIES TO USE WHEN TEACHING ELLS REMOTELY – SHARE MORE!
Distance Learning Activities for Zoom or Google Meet is from Not So Wimpy Teacher. I’m adding it to the same list.
Looking for ideas on how to support #ELs in content areas?These are wonderful ideas from @Larryferlazzo! #JCPSKY, we used many of these supports on the district choice boards. Click on the ESL supports. https://t.co/HTE9iA9Plc #JCPSESL pic.twitter.com/CvPc2UXkOo
— Michelle Makus Shory (@michelleshory) May 2, 2020
A1: Used songs from https://t.co/Wu7bYYz6Ts as a fun way to engage my Emerging HS ELLs. Ss identified the topic of each song, supported their claim w/ evidence, & elaborated in their own words (Also, a nice way to prepare for poetry on the NYS English regents!) #NCELs pic.twitter.com/WMhry8zozP
— Christina Barquin (@MsBarquin) April 27, 2020