Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

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Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Bracing for a Showdown Over Immigration Rights, DACA is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges.

Carol Salva writes about the many ways teachers can use the Kahoot game with ELLs.

Are You Practicing Culturally Responsive Teaching? is from Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

What’s new in ELT besides technology? is from Cambridge Press.

ESL Jigsaws by Nancy Callan has some great ideas about how to use the jigsaw strategy with ELLs, along with offering excellent materials.  I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

I also happened to learn about a good reading site for Intermediate ELLs called Talk Path Therapy.  Nancy writes about it here.

Here are several new additions to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons:

You can find a bunch of “spot the difference” pictures here. I’ve found these useful as part of a classroom vocabulary game. You can find even more here.

I’ve sometimes shown photos to students, hid the captions, and challenged them to write their own. It’s easy hide the captions at The Atlantic Focus photo blog ; the Boston Globe’s Big Picture and The Sacramento Bee’s photo galleries. These three sites show large images with captions at the bottom of the photos that are easy to cover-up. In addition, Getty Images has the ability to click on an icon and have the captions disappear.

Speaking of captions, The British Council has a special site where ELLs can write captions for photos.

Finally, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, ELT Pics is a wonderful site for ELL teachers who want to use photos.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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