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:
Foundations of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching appeared in Edutopia.
What makes writing more readable? is a really interesting interactive from The Pudding. It illustrates – graphically – how to write in a more accessible way. I’m adding it to THE BEST STRATEGIES FOR “ENGINEERING” TEXT SO THAT IT’S MORE ACCESSIBLE TO ELLS and to The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
This looks very interesting: Lectica, A New Language Learning App that Lets Users Learn Like a Native Speaker
✨To better serve 🌎#ELs #MLLs & center🎯instruction 📚on their assets, Ts need to know their Ss’ cultural & linguistic backgrounds. If you have kids from #Guatemala, this infographic can be your starting point #ELL2point0 @michelleshory
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) February 22, 2022
As part of our current work w/cohort of CA schools creating/enhancing Designated ELD curriculum, we created these ELD Fundamentals to 1) identify what was missing in current materials and 2) provide guidance to those creating their own materials. 1/3https://t.co/mWGV3XbaoD
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) February 22, 2022
Dr. Kathy Escamilla, Dr. Laurie Olsen, and Dr. Jody Slavick, address how a one size fits all “scientific” reading approach is not the best for our bilingual students. https://t.co/8gYgjWBobohttps://t.co/VrhPcd6dgLhttps://t.co/0nRuQbt2ct
— Teaching4Biliteracy (@T4Biliteracy) February 18, 2022
Did you know that during SY 2018–19 there were 226,724 #ELs who experienced #homelessness in U.S. public schools, including ELs enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education schools? Get more facts from OELA’s updated fact sheet > https://t.co/tlNZl4ILkN pic.twitter.com/xDEAq6vdUq
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) February 28, 2022
This would be a good video to show ELLs and then have them talk and write about what they saw:
You could do the same with this video: