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.
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:
I’m adding this next tweet to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them:
Here is my book review template for those who requested it. There are two versions-I’ve used them in 1st and 3rd. https://t.co/Tu3w4U87u1
— Dr. Katie Toppel (she/her) (@KatieToppel) December 3, 2022
On today’s What Next: with no central government agency overseeing Afghan refugees’ resettlement, they must count on a patchwork of volunteers as they forge a new life in the U.S.. https://t.co/tHxTfTEkbh via @slate
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 5, 2022
A challenge facing many of us who teach ELL Newcomers- which doesn’t receive as much recognition or appreciation as it should – is the constant influx of new students throughout the year. I love teaching ELLs, but I find that this particular dynamic takes a lot of energy
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 6, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits:
For all teachers interested in learning about teaching multilingual learners from an asset-based mindset, take a look at this short white paper published by Alyssa Thornley (@TransACT_K12) @NAELPAforELs @WIDA_UW https://t.co/7xBhqexfRj pic.twitter.com/mcbDRJYrrh
— Cristian R. Medina (@TeacherDrMedina) December 4, 2022
Picly lets you create Spot the Difference images (I’ve used them to teach ELLs).
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons:
Here’s a short video about the loved and powerful technique called Picture Word Inductive Model https://t.co/lCw4rhZ9GQ
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) December 7, 2022
I’m adding this video to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship:
Note the demand for ELL teachers in the next tweet:
I also really like this graphic by @MatthewAKraft et al looking at school district hiring challenges across TN (pre-pandemic): https://t.co/76hLtWM2Lr
16% of districts said they had too few applicants for PE teachers, while 79% said the same for math teachers: pic.twitter.com/Brndgzn0EJ
— Chad Aldeman (@ChadAldeman) December 12, 2022
Here’s the latest issue of my favorite ELL Journal – Humanising Language Teaching.