Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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NY Times Launches Spanish-Language Site

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The New York Times has just launched a Spanish-language site.

It offers both articles translated from English versions and original content.

Having good Spanish translations of their English articles can be great tools for English-language development, and the Spanish articles can also be used by ELLs to help develop background knowledge on a specific topic being studied.

I’m adding this info to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science.

Thanks to FishBowl/NY for the tip.

February 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Latest NY Times Student Interactive Is On Chinese New Year

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E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | Chinese New Year
is my latest student interactive for The New York Times Learning Network. Students watch a video, read a passage, choose the correct meanings for several words, and then respond to a writing prompt about their own new year traditions.

I’m adding the link to All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions, where you can find my previous seventy posts for The Times.

I’m also adding it to The Best Resources For Chinese New Year.

February 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: Students Prefer Paper Books

92 Percent of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-Books: Survey is the headline of an article from NBC News.

Here’s an excerpt:

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Anytime I ask my classes, certainly a big majority (perhaps not 92 percent) say the same thing.

I’ll be covering this topic in a future Education Week Teacher column.

What is your experience talking to students?

February 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: Growing Numbers Of “Immigrant” Students

As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing is an important article in The Washington Post.

Here’s an excerpt:

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I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

February 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Close Reading” A Super Bowl Commercial

Carol Jago shared this great video from Poynter from Poynter “close reading” this popular 2014 Super Bowl commercial.

It’s pretty sophisticated, but does provide a nice example of the sort of thing educators can have students do with video:

I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl and to The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos.