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:
“That is, Merriam-Webster doesn’t tell us how to speak. It’s the other way around: Native speakers and immigrants alike dictate what the dictionary should contain.” https://t.co/DshOY1jUFc
— Jonathan ‘Boo and Vote’ Cohn (@JonathanCohn) February 21, 2023
In a public hearing Wednesday, residents asked lawmakers to pass legislation that would guarantee rights to non-English-speaking parents. https://t.co/siTNDygYu2
— CT Mirror Education & Kids (@CTMChildren) February 22, 2023
STRUC vs SEM dictogloss. is from The TEFL Zone. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners.
— 🌍 ναℓєηтιηα gσηzαℓєz (@ValentinaESL) February 23, 2023
Highlighting the Benefits of Being Bilingual is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.
This next study is interesting. I wonder, in addition to having ELLs draw images to represent new words, if I should try out having them also draw images in relationship to each other? You might also be interested in EDUTOPIA VIDEO: “HOW DRAWING CAN LEAD TO DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.”
We know that #drawing can help students understand concepts and remember definitions.
Does the KIND of drawing matter?
— Learning & the Brain (@learningandtheb) February 25, 2023
10 Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching Multilingual Learners https://t.co/vztTUMAD3y
— Jana Echevarria, PhD (@Jechev) February 28, 2023
Schools are often the first public institution that immigrant parents interact with, and play a crucial part in the integration of newcomers. Check out @NASSP‘s roll call to learn about what school leaders can do to to help immigrant parents and students: https://t.co/phb9MRlR9y
— CaliforniansTogether (@CalTog) March 1, 2023
❓Are your Ss too🤫?
Try reciprocal teaching! It's HIGHLY effective & gets Ss actively DISCUSSing texts!
This modified version for MLs has
✨& frames to support 👄lang & 📕 comp.
Use this protocol over & over. #Ell2point0 #MLLs #ESL
— 🌍 Michelle Makus Shory 💻 (@michelleshory) February 28, 2023
Are you a #QSSSA super fan?! Has this strategy impacted your classroom instruction or coaching? We want to hear from you! Please fill out this form to be considered for publication in our upcoming @Seidlitz_Ed book about #QSSSA 🙌📚 https://t.co/QivjZkkP69 pic.twitter.com/sCaX23B3dY
— Anna Matis (@AnnaTeachesMLLs) February 27, 2023