Groundhog Day is every February 2nd, and I thought I’d post a quick “The Best…” list of some links I put together for my class this week.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Groundhog Day (that are, of course, accessible to English Language Learners);
EL Civics has a Groundhog Day Lesson specifically designed for ELL’s.
5 Minute English has a short reading comprehension activity.
This is a simple explanation of the holiday.
Here’s a Groundhog Day Quiz.
See video of the Groundhog Day 2008 celebration.
Seeing His Shadow is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
The real deal behind Punxsutawney Phil is another MSNBC article that gives a good history behind the tradition.
Groundhog: Don’t Shoot The Messenger is a video from The Wall Street Journal.
Groundhog Day is a talking storybook.
CNN has several Groundhog Day related videos.
Education World has a simple Internet Scavenger Hunt about Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Predicts Early Spring is a 2011 slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
Punxsutawney Phil springs into action for Groundhog Day 2011 – in pictures comes from The Guardian.
Questions About the Groundhog is from The New York Times.
6 things most people don’t know about Groundhog Day comes from the Mother Nature Network.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs comes from Scientific American.
More winter weather, Punxsutawney Phil predicts in 2012 is from CNN.
Here’s a slideshow from CBS News on Groundhog Day 2012.
The Wall Street Journal has a slideshow on 2012’s Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities is from Teacher Vision.
Groundhog Day 2013: ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ Predicts Early Spring is from ABC News.
Groundhog Day 2013: Famous Weather Predicting Groundhogs is a photo gallery from ABC.
40 years of groundhog forecasts, mapped is from The Washington Post.
Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow, predicts early spring is from The Washington Post.