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.
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Here are this week’s choices:
GimKit, the online gaming platform, has released a cool new game called Draw-That. It’s a Pictionary-like game ideal for language learners. Other similar games I’ve used included Drawpoly and Charlala, which is specifically designed for language learners.
Turning Around a Co-teaching Relationship is by Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More.
Expanding Sentence Frames to Enhance Academic Language Development is by Jana Echevarria.
Rhythm, rhyme, repetition, reasoning and response in oral storytelling is from The British Council.
Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners is by Conor Williams.
2/ It is a not a “Biden administration policy” that allows unaccompanied minors to request legal protection at the border. That is the American asylum system, codified into law by congress in the the Refugee Act of 1980.
— Caitlin Dickerson (@itscaitlinhd) March 23, 2021
Inconsistencies in English Learner Identification: An Inventory of How Home Language Surveys Across U.S. States Screen Multilingual Students https://t.co/32mM2vOqRU
“states and U.S. Department of Education–approved HLS questions identified students differently”
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) March 21, 2021
— Kimiko Shibata 🇨🇦 (@ESL_fairy) March 19, 2021