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:
Quite a while I ago, I posted about the great work of Claudia Leon and Margaret Montemagno, and the ideas they shared about teaching ELLs at this NY Times Learning Network post, How to Use Interesting Photos to Help Students Become Better Writers.
I’m adding them to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
5 Ways to Co-Plan When There’s a Time Crunch is by Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More.
Emergent Bilingual Students in the COVID 19 Crisis: Recommendations from Teach Plus California Policy Fellows was co-authored by my brilliant colleague Elizabeth Villanueva, so you want to check it.
Speak and Improve is a new assessment that’s available from Cambridge. I think it could work well as an assessment tool students could use to measure their speaking improvement. I’m adding it to The Best Free Online Tools For ELLs To Use For Assessing Their Language-Level.
Taking English Learning Online is from Language Magazine, and shares a lot of good research.
You can’t go wrong showing a new Simon’s Cat video to ELLs and having them talk/write about what they saw:
Important to note, however, that this study just considered ELL students in grades 1 through 6. There is other research that suggests that older students can benefit from them. https://t.co/FtQoCd3cfT
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 21, 2020