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:
#AskNCELA has new responses to your questions on assessments and home help for #bilinguallearners! Check it out here > https://t.co/TkRp020LSG #CelebratingTheBilingualChildMonth pic.twitter.com/wlRD7EyFJP
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) October 27, 2022
Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School – check out related guides, videos, webinars and infographics here https://t.co/ZIb7gmXVYh
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) October 27, 2022
Here’s a “Ukrainian Backgrounder” to assist teachers of Ukrainian refugees.
Here are guidelines for preparing science materials for ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.
VERY good advice from polyglot Steve Kaufman: “You will often feel that you are struggling, when in fact you are communicating quite successfully … Do not think that your grammar and pronunciation are being judged … your listeners want to understand you.” (pp. 128-9).
— Stephen Krashen (@skrashen) October 29, 2022
And many districts do everything they can to avoid providing special Ed support services to ELLs by claiming their challenges are all language based https://t.co/xgNMWYtXxw
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 28, 2022
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students:
How about adapting this for EFL students and different types of text? 🤔 https://t.co/Q1r6W2Jkp0
— Miguel Míguez (@onthesamepagelt) October 30, 2022
New to Teaching and to Teaching MLs? Try This! is by Valentina Gonzalez.
Translanguaging Is More Than A Good Idea is by JANA ECHEVARRIA. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT TRANSLANGUAGING.
Newcomer Students’ English Language Development is a research brief from PACE.
Here are two new apps using AI to promote English speaking – neither of which I’ve tried out: