English Learner Reading Research

27/05/2018

Interesting findings: Bilinguals Single Out Second Language While Reading. Good stuff to share with your teacher colleagues! More at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/04/10/bilinguals-single-out-second-language-while-reading/#%2EWs07PaG5zmI%2Elinkedin

Excerpt:

“We went in thinking second-language readers may not be able to predict the way monolinguals do,” she added. “But when we take into account that some bilinguals are very skilled at negotiating the environmental and linguistic pressures that are exerted on them, we can see that their ability and brain activity in their second language mimics that of monolinguals. In other words, some bilinguals can comprehend in their second language just as well as monolinguals do.”

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Spince Up Your English Lesson: Reading Digital Games as Texts

17/04/2018

Kids love digital games. Why not combine them with reading activities? Excerpt:

Story-driven digital games can drive students to explore concepts like linear and nonlinear narrative, the unreliable narrator, and more.

Find more at https://www.edutopia.org/article/reading-digital-games-texts?utm_source=Edutopia+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c3453a6600-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_022818_enews_whystudentsforget&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f72e8cc8c4-c3453a6600-79039791


Video: Scaffolding Text Structure for ELLs

17/04/2018

Great short video at https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/scaffolding-text-structure/?utm_source=newsletter20180310


Oh, The Possibilities For English Instruction! Transform Articles Into Videos in Minutes

14/04/2018

Add a listening component to reading by doing this (excerpt):

Enter a blog post or RSS feed and the Lumen5 artificial intelligence system will help you summarize the content and match each scene with relevant videos, photos, and music.

 

Find here:

https://lumen5.com/


English Class Resources: 28 MORE BLACK PICTURE BOOKS THAT AREN’T ABOUT BOYCOTTS, BUSES OR BASKETBALL (2018)

29/03/2018

A great list for authentic reading activities in schools: https://scottwoodsmakeslists.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/28-more-black-picture-books-that-arent-about-boycotts-buses-or-basketball-2018/


Resources for English Lessons: Nonfiction Picture Book Biography Kit Includes inspirational posters

28/03/2018

Great authentic cultural resource for your classroom at https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/teaching-guides/TG-9780062699459.pdf


Pictures, Stories, and Worksheets for English Lessons

27/03/2018

Great materials for reading and speaking lessons at https://storybarrio.com/


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