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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.


Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018 and learn about our next book. PLUS, we’ve just submitted the manuscript for the second edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide! That book will be out in early 2022.

Here are this week’s choices:

Teaching Oral Reading Fluency to Older Students is from Timothy Shanahan. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About Value Of Oral Reading In Partners For ELLs & Others.

Sing it or speak it?: the effects of sung and rhythmically spoken songs on preschool children’s word learning is a newly published study.

Challenges remain for undocumented students to tap financial aid in California is from Ed Source.

A helmet has always been a good idea is a lesson from On The Same Page.

The English Learner Who Became Secretary of Education is from Latino USA.

Our favorite Chrome extensions of 2021 lists some good language-learning tools (it’s from Google).

STEM and ELT: 4 Science Strategies is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.

Survey — 56% of Educators Working With English Learners Say Pandemic Significantly Disrupted Learning; Nearly 4 in 10 Say Students Should Have Repeated Grade is from The 74. What a terrible idea!

How IPS is reaching bilingual families — and what parents want to see next is from Chalkbeat.

I recently discovered that the Khan Academy has Spanish-language science videos, as well as math. I just wish they’d get someone there who knows how to actually make engaging ones. But, nevertheless, they are very useful. I’m adding it to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names: