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:
TEACHER VOICE: ELLs are at risk of becoming ‘invisible’ in the classroom. Here’s how we keep that from happening is from The Hechinger Report.
Brittanica Kids has all of its articles written in three different levels: Kids, Students, Scholars. There is a cost involved, but a lot of their resources are available for free. For example, I found this article on The Compromise of 1850 that I’ll be using in my ELL U.S. History class. They also have a small collection of free “read aloud” books for new readers. I’m not sure what the restrictions are about what’s free and what’s for subscribers only. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
Colorado’s emphasis on phonics in reading could hurt English language learners, advocates say is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:
✨Science✨ is an exciting subject but it has challenging vocabulary, text structure & grammar. @michelleshory & I created this resource to support #Science teachers who work with #ELLs Feel free to copy & modify.
📌https://t.co/hKeMG7Mecq#ELL2point0 #ellchat #Ellchat_BkClub pic.twitter.com/sDlmaUPf9v
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) December 15, 2020