Eight 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:
ELT Buzz and David Deubelbeiss have a great prompt collection. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class.
The English Hub For Refugees has some great lessons for Newcomers. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES TO HELP EDUCATORS TEACH ELL NEWCOMERS.
“Our society benefits as a whole when educators support immigrant students,” writes @GabrielleMRO. “Multicultural and multilingual curriculums engage students in constructive dialogue, prioritizing the human experience and genuine learning.” https://t.co/A7PXYnZ0Na
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) September 10, 2022
Partnering with Ukrainian Families: Tips for Schools is from Colorin Colorado.
Show this video to ELL students and have them talk and write about what they saw:
Never lock a good boy out without expecting repercussions
— CCTV_IDIOTS (@cctv_idiots) September 10, 2022
Young Afghan Refugees in America Adjust to New Norms is from The 74.
Around the World in an English Lesson is from Express Yourself in English. I’m adding it to THE BEST TOOLS FOR TAKING STUDENTS “AROUND THE WORLD”
Research shows English language learning works best if students continue to learn their heritage language, too. Listen now to our latest podcast episode with @kyanamog
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) September 13, 2022
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources Documenting The Effectiveness of Free Voluntary Reading:
Independent Reading (IR)📚has many benefits📈for #ELLs Our #ELL2point0 infographic includes
✔️IR activities that are based on #Blooms ✔️research on its benefits
✔️suggestions on how to best implement it in a classroom
📌https://t.co/mgToUNkcMU @michelleshory @skrashen pic.twitter.com/frstyeCd0s
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) September 13, 2022