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:
For English Learners to Thrive, Community and Culture are Necessary is from Ed Surge.
The Kids the Pandemic Left Behind is from Mother Jones.
Afghan Resource Center is from USA Hello. I’m adding it to A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ADVICE TO TEACHERS ABOUT SUPPORTING AFGHAN REFUGEE STUDENTS.
Clozemaster lets you learn multiple languages through an intriguing system. And it’s free. I’m adding it to THE BEST MULTILINGUAL & BILINGUAL SITES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH.
Check out Chromebook’s new accessibility features is from Google.
An ESL Lesson: Writing a Story Using Picture Prompts and Correction Marks is from Don Yorty. I think I’ll adapt it for a new flash card activity I’ll be doing with my ELL students using flash cards that have sequenced stories (see Here Are Step-By-Step Instructions For A Flashcard Activity I Do With My ELL Newcomer Students).
MEETING THE NEEDS OF ENGLISH LEARNERS WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES is from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.
Here are the elements of scaffolding in a typical lesson:
1. integrating heritage language
2. writing integrated objectives
3. student-friendly definition
4. incorporating movement
5. connecting to students’ background knowledge
6. visuals pic.twitter.com/TBaarq5A09
— Tan K Huynh (he/his) 🇱🇦🇺🇸🇹🇭🏳️🌈 (@TanKHuynh) October 17, 2021
Here are the dates for our next book club. Come join us!!!
We would be sooooo honored to have you join us to share how you take charge of your own learning! https://t.co/m3h2yPK9pi
— Tan K Huynh (he/his) 🇱🇦🇺🇸🇹🇭🏳️🌈 (@TanKHuynh) October 27, 2021
This next info is from The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition: