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:
A CASE FOR TEACHING WITH COGNATES is from The Learning Agency.
Nearly thirty out of my eighty IB Theory of knowledge students signed up today to be peer tutors in my ELL classes next school year. They receive elective credit You can learn more about our peer tutors here: https://t.co/BQIIqnDhwQ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 20, 2023
A new report from the @WhatWorksED found moderate evidence that #duallanguage programs positively impacted student literacy achievement in English compared with instructional programs in English only. Learn more: https://t.co/8ar5Yt9F32 pic.twitter.com/VhRdeEkOpH
— ASKNCELA1 (@ASKNCELA1) January 19, 2023
Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon plays a number of games that can be adapted to the ELL classroom, and I’ve share several of them at The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom. Here’s another one (many teachers probably already use a version of it):
If you join the ESL Teachers K-12 Facebook group, you can access a great post with teachers sharing the best quotations they’ve seen about teaching ESL.
📢 Narrow and one-size-fits-all literacy approaches have failed #EnglishLearners in the past. Learn more by reading or downloading NCEL’s newest publication by visiting the link here: https://t.co/IjbJQVZvCz @lolaurieo @kathyescamilla pic.twitter.com/8Tpu6hy8Tn
— CaliforniansTogether (@CalTog) February 17, 2022
Newsletters in Class is a short post by EVA BUYUKSIMKESYAN about using email newsletters in education. I hadn’t realized Canva has that feature (what don’t they have?). I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 21, 2023
USA Hello offers free online Citizenship classes. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.