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:
The Internationals Network, a group of high schools serving ELLs, has a great list of Promising Practice Shares, where their teachers share strategies they use in the classroom. I’ve just begun going through it, and I think all ELL teachers will want to check it out. I’m adding it to THE BEST COLLECTIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR ELLS – HELP ME FIND MORE!
Research to Practice for English Learners: Interview with an Expert is from Jana Echevarria.
Don’t Let Monolingual Agendas Lead Multilingual Learners is by Valentina Gonzalez.
One-Pagers: Teaching ELs to Review Content is from TESOL. I’ve previously included one-pagers in TWELVE WAYS ELLS – & ANYONE ELSE – CAN READ & DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF A TEXTBOOK CHAPTER – ADD TO THE LIST!
Californians Together has put together a nice collection called SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE STUDENTS.
This tweeted article discusses a possible “mass evacuation of thousands” from Afghanistan:
NEW: White House national security aides have held meetings lately on how to get thousands of Afghans who worked for US out, amid fears time is running out ahead of a potential Taliban takeover, sources tell me. WH getting closer to decision.https://t.co/tLs7BLXfzH
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 12, 2021
Here’s a video to show ELLs and have them talk and write about what they saw:
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It stole a tuna sandwich 🥪 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/vy8iYLWrNu
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) May 11, 2021
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research:
Learn more about the National Research & Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary #EnglishLearners https://t.co/rLxRHsCAfD #ELsPath2Graduation @WestEd
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) April 21, 2021