Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 15, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Five 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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Wait Time Can Make or Break Your Lesson is by Valentina Gonazalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Idea Of “Wait Time”

How bilinguals process language is from Science Daily.

Reverso is an online dictionary with lots of other features. You can read about it here. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008.

Love it or hate it, Spanglish is here to stay — and it’s good exercise for your brain is from NBC News.

Mathematical Language Routines is from Achieve The Core. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

4 Ways Microsoft is Making Learning More Accessible is from Jennifer Gonzalez. It’s good stuff, but with so many schools moving to Google tools, I’m not really sure how many educators will actually use Microsoft’s resources. The neatest tool they offer is simultaneous translation of what a teacher is saying appearing on a PowerPoint you are showing. That would certainly be helpful if you are giving a lecture, but I’m not sure how many effective teachers are giving lectures (see The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy).

Univision and TED launch TED en Español podcast to bring ideas worth spreading to Spanish-speaking audiences is from TED Talks.

Why You Need to Try Tourbuilder with Newcomers is by Wendi Pillars.

Americans Love Simple Solutions, but the ‘English All the Time’ Approach to Teaching ELL Students Doesn’t Actually Seem to Work Very Well is by Conor Williams.

This tool could come in handy:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom:

Our new book will be studied next in the online ELL book club discussed in this next tweet:

April 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Five 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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

The April issue of my favorite ESL journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is now online.

Seven Step Vocabulary is a video from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Don’t Underestimate, Shortchange ELLs With Disabilities, Researcher Argues is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More.

Trump Says DACA Is Dead. Research Shows It Raised Grad Rates for Immigrant Students is also from Ed Week.

Reji is a new vocabulary app for language learning.

Highest Aspirations is a new podcast focused on dual language learners.

March 24, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Five 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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Creating Chants is a post by Jane-Maria Harding da Rosa. I’m adding it to The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants.

Backpack English is an intriguing interactive audio-visual tool for vocabulary learning. Here’s a video about it:

Fortune: A “Netflix” style video series comes via David Duebelbeiss.

Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures is in Ed Week.

This is interesting: Different neural strategies for junior high school male and female English learners

Here’s an interview about a challenging topic: Curriculum Helps Immigrants Who Are Blind Learn English

“Money, Money, Money” is always a fun song to teach and sing when we are studying…money. Here is a lyrics video of the song:

Langliter is “A News & Ebook Reader for Advanced Language Learners.” Here’s a video about it:

February 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Five 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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Pushing Past Myths: Designing Instruction for Long-Term English Learners is by Maneka Deanna Brooks. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Supporting Long-Term English Language Learners.

The scientific, efficient way to learn languages: “spaced repetition” is from Quartz.

Legends and Folktales has an excellent series of animated…folktales from around the world.  I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites.

New Ideas for Teaching English using Songs and Music is by Kristin Lems. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

Waverly Labs offers real-time translation with its Pilot earbuds is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.

Schools Are Ill-Prepared to Educate ‘Superdiverse’ English-Learners is from Ed Week.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary:

February 19, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Five 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 2017 – So Far. and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners.

In addition, look for our next book on teaching ELLs, which will be published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents is a very useful site from the U.S. Department of Education.

Subtly is a browser extension designed to assist people learn English while watching videos.

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More – they’re great for having ELLs watch them and then describe what they saw:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners:

This tweet would be good to teacher “over, under, around” to ELLs:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Prior Knowledge (& How To Activate It):

This would be a good video to show ELLs and then have them describe what they saw (you might also be interested in The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part Two):

February 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Everything you Wanted to Know About Dual Immersion but Were Afraid to ask”

Everything you Wanted to Know About Dual Immersion but Were Afraid to ask is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

Elizabeth B. Beltran, Barbara Gottschalk, Dr. Conor P. Williams, Carol Salva, Margarita Calderón, Ph.D., Shawn Slakk and Leslie Davison explain what “dual immersion” is in concept and in practice.

Here are some excerpts:

January 27, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Under-Used Teaching & Learning Strategies”

Under-Used Teaching & Learning Strategies is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Kathy Glass, Amber Chandler, Carol Salva, Jennifer Davis Bowman and Janet Allen propose their “nominees” for under-used – and effective – instructional strategies.

Here are some excerpts:

January 15, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New & Useful Resources About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are some new resources I’ve just added to The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King:

Don’t Forget That Martin Luther King Jr. Was Once Denounced as an Extremist is from TIME.

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