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September 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Using “Spot The Difference” Pictures With ELLs

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

I like to use “Spot The Difference” pictures with my Beginning English Language Learners.

There are plenty online, and I’m usually able to find one related to the theme we’re studying at the time (just search “Spot The Difference +[theme] )

For example, we’re learning about “School” right now, and I found this Spot The Difference picture of a classroom.  Students first labeled objects in the picture that they already knew.

Students will use these sentence frames tomorrow, share with partners and then share with the class.  It’s a fun way to review and practice writing, speaking and listening.  The sentence frames obviously be modified in many different ways:

Are there any other ways you use Spot The Difference images?

You might also be interested in The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development.  I use those in in a similar way.

I’m adding this info to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

September 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“New Teachers Should ‘Leave Gossip for Tabloids & Reality Shows'”

New Teachers Should ‘Leave Gossip for Tabloids & Reality Shows’ is Part Three of my Education Week Teacher series on common problems of new teachers.

In it, Rebecca Schmidt, Madeline Whitaker Good, Katherine Whitaker, Ann Hoover, Jon Harper, and Otis Kriegel share their commentaries.

Here are some excerpts:

I’m adding the series to The Best Advice For New Teachers.

September 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

You might also be interested in Most Popular Posts From This Blog In 2017 – So Far; Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One) and Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

Here are this week’s top posts:

1.The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

2. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures

3. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

4. The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude

5. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

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