USA: ELs and Gifted Programs

25/06/2017

We all know that ELs are disproportionally underrepresented in G/T programs.  Read more in Too Few ELL Students Land in Gifted Classes at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/06/21/too-few-ell-students-land-in-gifted.html


Young Learners: Cute Spelling Activity

25/06/2017

Young learners love tactile activities.  Find one example here in “Seek and Spell Activity for Kids” at  https://fs24.formsite.com/edweek/form376/index.html?1487883343213

 


How Well do You Know the Countries South of the US Border?

25/06/2017

Some interesting maps putting sizes into perspective.  Find them in 19 Maps That Will Change The Way You Look At Latin America at  https://www.buzzfeed.com/sandramendez1/maps-that-will-change-the-way-you-look-at-latin-america?utm_term=.pn27NpJAb&ref=mobile_share#.dikw2DW5O


Learning About Cultures By Their Books

23/06/2017

An interesting list of 22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Countries at http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/22-ambassadors-recommend-the-one-book-to-read-before-visiting-their-country?mbid=social_facebook&utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Exchange%20Programs%20-%20U.S.%20Department%20of%20State


Immigrants in USA and “THE” Question

23/06/2017

As an immigrant, I am asked this question daily.  I usually answer with my place of residence but then there is the follow-up question: Where are you ‘really’ from? Try another question.  This is also the title of an interesting reading found at http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/opinions/where-are-you-really-from-vega-opinion/index.html

 


The 8 Best Audio/Video News and Current Affairs Websites to Learn English

23/06/2017

Using authentic materials to learn English has many benefits.  However, which sites are best suited for classroom use?  Find 8 examples here at http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=7866


Learn English Content Language: Virtually Visit Famous Museums

21/06/2017

Great resource in Google Arts & Culture at https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/


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