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 book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018 and learn about our new book.
Here are this week’s choices:
Co-Teaching ELLs: 8 Strategies for Success is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More.
Using Language Portraits to Explore Students’ Identities is from TESOL.
Remote learning made it challenging for English learners to practice speaking skills. This district is finding ways to help. is from Chalkbeat.
English learners more successful when they stick with one program, especially if it supports their home language is from Rice University.
Thirty percent of BPS students don’t speak English as a first language. The district is still failing too many of them. – The Boston Globe https://t.co/XM7arO7gTR via @Newslit
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) April 24, 2022
“second language learners often exhibit levels of reading comprehension that fall significantly below those of their monolingual age peers, their decoding or word reading skills are often on par with or sometimes even better than, those of monolingual speakers” pic.twitter.com/UA8cvg5agq
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) April 26, 2022
— 𝕊𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪 𝕋𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕣 #OneWord2022 POTENTIAL (@SherryTeacher) April 28, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research:
Interested in #EL demographic data and achievement? Check out the Nation’s Report Card from @NAEP_NCES for a look at how #ELs are assessed, what accommodations are available, and performance data > https://t.co/7z3FNBbWAm #FocusonNAEP #MLLAdvocacy2022 #MultilingualAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/RElBIT0qSH
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) April 28, 2022
This would be a fun video to show older ELL students, and then have them talk and write about what they saw:
And here’s another fun video:
This just gets better as it goes on 🦭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OTvaJCv8Or
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) April 30, 2022
And here’s one more (you’ll probably want to explain what a service dog is first):
A final one:
In this Central Valley city, a growing community of Afghan refugees say they feel forgotten, abandoned https://t.co/HMitPoTwkQ via @sfchronicle
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 31, 2022
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