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.
You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2021.
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:
Using Games to Develop Language with Middle and High School ELs is by Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.
The study linked to in this tweet basically suggests that ELLs suffer more from the “Summer Slide” than English-proficient students. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide”:
Achievement and Growth for English Learners https://t.co/WzdXpaw00h
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) February 14, 2022
NEW: Planning Our Lessons: Forest, Trees, Leaves #mschat #ellchat #mlchat #educoach @Larryferlazzo @ValentinaESL
Language specialist Tan Huynh walks us thru a research-based process he uses to plan lessons & units for content courses. Start w/ the forest!https://t.co/tf40N8cJVo pic.twitter.com/HoMpsfk46l
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) February 14, 2022
UL created a short video series that captures the essential components of a quality plan–a Language Development Approach, Core competencies for MLL educators, and a Professional learning plan informed by UL’s PD Essentials.https://t.co/Wt4mnyYddY
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) February 16, 2022
New! The Substitute Teacher Shortage: Impacts on ELLs and ELL Educators
An in-depth @ColorinColorado article from @DStaehrFenner — please share!#ELLchat #MLLchat @judiehaynes @Larryferlazzo @AFTunion @NEAToday @DebbieZacarian https://t.co/jTQpzFMrBs
— Colorín Colorado (@ColorinColorado) February 17, 2022
Here’s the piece written on federal laws and regs regarding ELs. https://t.co/qIpOTuQGyH
— Dr. Debbie Zacarian (@DebbieZacarian) February 18, 2022
Cultural Tasks for Language Learning and Teaching: The ENACT App
U.S. expected to announce plans to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians https://t.co/srrXHevS4T via @NBCNews
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 24, 2022
.@KHullSyp & I (& friend Lara in pix) r still on strike, but that won't stop us from launching week-long slow Twitter chat about our new book on Sun. We & other contributors will b tweeting out excerpts & answering questions using #ESLSG hashtag. Order at https://t.co/0y3ypXYsid pic.twitter.com/2npkJMmda1
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 27, 2022