Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

October 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Halloween Resources

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Here are new addition to the already-lengthy Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:

The Origins of Halloween is from Family Education.

Here’s an ABC News interactive video on Halloween.

Origins of Halloween and the Day of the Dead is from EdSitement.

October 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Halloween Resources

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Here are a few additions to my already massive The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:

28 Halloween movies and TV episodes for wimps and scaredy-cats is from Vox.

Halloween activities for ELLs is from Engames.

15 #ESL teaching ideas and a load of useful links for Halloween is from Adam Simpson.

The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies is from The Atlantic.

October 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Google’s “Frightgeist” Lets Teachers Combine Geography With Halloween

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Google’s Frightgeist is an interactive site that lets you track the most popular Halloween costumes nationally in the United States, as well as locally.

It’s a perfect tool for combining Geography with learning about Halloween. Coincidentally, we’ve just begun learning about the United States in my ELL Geography class. Students are making reports on individual states this week, so I’ll be asking them to use Frightgeist to identify the most popular costumes in those regions, too. It will be a fun addition to the report, as well as a nice introduction to Halloween for some of them.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween.

October 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three Thought-Provoking Halloween Links

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Here are three new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween that offer different “takes” on the holiday:

Esther Cepeda: Is Day of the Dead the new Halloween?

‘Mental patient’ Halloween costumes: a scientific guide to dressing accurately
is a great piece from the Scientific American, and the headline is a clever play on the contents of the article (which is actually a thoughtful discussion of the social stigma of mental illness and how common it really is).

Video: Berkeley elementary school bans ethnically-based Halloween costumes is from a San Francisco TV station (thanks to Rethinking Schools).

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