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.
Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.
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:
Schools Failed English-Learners During the Shutdown. How Can They Do Better? is from Ed Week.
Educator Toolkit | Using Educational Technology — 21st Century Supports for English Learners is from the U.S. Department of Education.
Langotto is a new online program for learning English that seems to be getting a little “buzz.” However, I had a lot of trouble trying to register, so can’t really say anything about it. If you have better luck, let me know what you think.
Office of English Language Acquisition English Learners: Absenteeism, Retention, and Suspension
SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS IN IMMIGRANT FAMILIES is from Ed Research For Recovery. I’m adding it to The Best Summaries Of Research About Online Instruction.
Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Cultivating Positive Dispositions With Multimodal Resources is from TESOL.
Here’s a simple video showing how you can enable closed captions on Google Slides:
Our new @ColorinColorado blog post on steps that school leaders can take to support #ELL Ss in the coming years is live!
Thank you, @NASSP! #ellchat @AFTunion @sharemylesson @NAESP @Larryferlazzo @principaltam @ProvenPrincipal https://t.co/QL76shtb4B
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) August 21, 2020
Along with modeling, prioritizing curriculum, and keeping lessons brief, here are a few additional tips for teaching #ELs online! #ESL #ESOL #ELLs #ELLchat #SeidlitzEdchat #TESOL pic.twitter.com/aVmyDfYr9X
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) August 20, 2020
It doesn’t appear that anyone was seriously hurt in this video clip, so I think it would be a good one for ELLs to watch and then describe what they saw:
Exercise is good for you apparently 😂 pic.twitter.com/7ObSHjRRDj
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) August 19, 2020