Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL



Thanks-O-Meter is a very easy way to both help develop “feelings” vocabulary for early Intermediate English Language Learners and provide a writing opportunity.

Without having to register — which is a nice feature in itelf — users can pick from a menu of things they are thankful for (friends, mother, etc.).  Then they can choose from another menu of how what they chose makes them feel.  Finally, an optional next step is to write a little about how you feel.  In addition, the main page has a pie-chart showing a running total of what users are choosing to be thankful for.

It’s not good enough to be placed on The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online, but it’s a nice little activity.


Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Larry – Thanks for your mention of today. My traffic spiked (a good thing) and I decided to look around for why. It looks like you have a nice following on your blog. If you have a chance, share a story on our site sometime.

    Very Best,


  2. Pingback: Instructify » Blog Archive » Thank you. No, thank YOU! Thanks-o-meter

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