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:
enki california digital library has a lot of free ebooks.
My America shares stories of immigrant families, and invites people to share their own. I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Tell Their – And/Or Their Families – Immigration Story.
New Google Lens features to help you be more productive at home is from Google.
Gramara Grammar Checker looks interesting. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.
Here’s a new Simon’s Cat compilation, always good to show ELLs and then invite them to write and talk about what they saw:
Here’s another video that could be used the same way, and might be especially useful when teaching about animals:
🌐@WIDAConsortium ACCESS results are here🔥To help teachers visualize data @michelleshory & I created a @GoogleForEdu Sheet with drop down menus. As Ts select ELs’ proficiency levels,🎨of the cells’ll let them see how Ss did in each domain.
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) May 6, 2020
I’m adding this tweet to the resources on our book – it would be a great tool of you’re doing a book study on it:
From Rachel Sherwood: I am absolutely loving this book! I especially love the chapter on music and am already thinking through how I can utilize the songs from Hamilton! in my lessons next year! #NKYELBookClub pic.twitter.com/6VVvPWGUp7
— EL Program at NKCES (@NKCESELProgram) May 4, 2020