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:
Wow, work on 2nd edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide is going quicker than we had expected this summer! We have now finalized 17 out of the 25 chapters! @KHullSyp & I just have 2 review ones by @TanKHuynh @JennyVo15 @NettiePerez33 & @jessbell79 & work on 3 others
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 12, 2021
There is discussion about including a path to citizenship in the U.S. Senate Budget Reconciliation process. That would be amazing for so many of our students and their families!
Jayapal says the reconciliation plan will include green cards for dreamers, immigrants with TPS, farmworkers and other “essential workers“ — correcting a deleted tweet that omitted the last category pic.twitter.com/5mCZVcF6U6
— Michelle Hackman (@MHackman) July 14, 2021
*MANCHIN SAYS SUPPORTS IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THE BUDGET DEAL
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 14, 2021
5 myths about emergent bilinguals—and how to challenge them is from Teach Learn Grow.
How and Why to Assess in Multiple Languages is by Tan Huynh.
California’s math framework matters to English learners. Here’s how we can get it right is from Ed Source. It includes a link to recommendations for how to design math materials in accessible ways, which could be applied to other subjects, too. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.
EFL Creative Ideas offers some neat lesson plans.
US to begin evacuation of Afghans who aided US military is from The Associated Press. This tragedy could affect the number of students in many of our ELL classes.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of SLIFEs:
Amazing resource from KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) on how districts can support UNACCOMPANIED MINORS!https://t.co/pbRYQLI62O
You can support KIND here: https://t.co/T3y4JpYfZT#UnaccompaniedMinors. pic.twitter.com/hwIt0RFEAl
— John Seidlitz (@JohnSeidlitz) July 8, 2021
These questions to frame an immigrant story are powerful. Made me reflect on my own Immigrant story. Immigrated from Guatemala at a young age, left behind all my family to have a chance for a better life.Thanks for sharing @emilyfranESL so important to capture these stories. https://t.co/nJZI9yAm7V
— 𝕁𝕠𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕟𝕒 ℙ𝕠𝕟𝕔𝕚𝕠 𝕁𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕟 (@Guategirl1122) July 8, 2021
A nice template for ELA/ESL teachers! https://t.co/PfNeVEa4G5
— Natalia Heckman (@NataliaESL) July 7, 2021
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) July 7, 2021
New resource guide from @ColorinColorado!
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) July 2, 2021
You can see a great collection of “wordless” videos here (27 of them!). The class can watch one and then write and talk about what happened. One example:
Here’s another good video to show: