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:
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— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 30, 2021
3 Essential Roles for Monolingual Teachers is by Tan Huynh. I’m adding it to The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners.
Learn Hip lets you create an incredible number of games and online activities, primarily geared to help students learn English. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games. Thanks to Blog de Cristina for the tip. Its Minimal Pairs Pronunciation Practice is particularly useful – it lets you speak the word you see and then tells you if you said it correctly or not (click on “speaking”). Because of that feature, I’m also adding it to THE BEST SITES FOR ONLINE PRONUNCIATION FEEDBACK – DO YOU KNOW OTHERS?
I’m adding these two videos to The Best Resources For Using “If This Animal Or Image Could Talk” Lesson Idea In Class. Students could have fun trying to imagine what they’re saying/thinking:
This next video could be shown to OLDER students, who could then write and talk about what they saw (it is classroom appropriate, but only for secondary classes):
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons:
Our yearly roundup of Picture Prompts is here: A school year’s worth of short, accessible image-driven posts that invite a variety of kinds of writing.https://t.co/fsn4qpf3Di
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) July 29, 2021
And, here’s another video to show students and then have them write and talk about what they saw:
Three ways to Improve Outcomes for Multilingual Learners is by Jana Echevarria.
I like to use Quill with ELLs, and they have some free Webinars introducing teachers to how to use it.