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January 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About President Trump’s Executive Orders On Immigration & Refugees

UPDATED: The Best Resources On The Trump Administrations New Immigration Enforcement Policies

NY Times Learning Network Provides Excellent Lesson Plan On Refugee Ban

President Trump issued two very disturbing executive orders earlier this week about immigration – both which will have a major impact on our students, schools, and communities.  He also just signed another on related to refugees.

Here’s a beginning list of resources related to them – I’ll be adding more over the weekend and into the future (you might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day and The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us):

Trump’s Executive Order Today May Create Fear In Immigrant Communities (& Their Schools) is my first post on it.

Trump Orders Could Deport Millions, Build Wall, but It Won’t Easy is from NBC News.

Pediatricians Speak Out Against President Trump’s Immigration Orders is from NBC News.

CNN Video: “Trump will target refugee program”

Trump’s Immigration Order Expands the Definition of ‘Criminal’ is from The New York Times.

Key points in Trump’s immigration executive orders is from CNN.

A charity set up by Anne Frank’s father has become a fierce critic of Trump’s plans for refugees is from The Washington Post.

5 challenges Trump may face building a border wall is a Washington Post interactive.

Why Trump can’t simply build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border with an executive order is from The Washington Post.

Trump says building a U.S.-Mexico wall is ‘easy.’ But is it really? is from The Washington Post.

Trump’s order on the deportation of undocumented residents, annotated by an immigration law expert is from The NY Times.

Trump Orders Mexican Border Wall to Be Built and Plans to Block Syrian Refugees is from The NY Times.

Donald Trump’s Un-American Refugee Policy appeared in The New York Times. Here’s an excerpt:

‘We don’t want them there’: Trump signs order limiting refugee entry is from The Washington Post.

Trump says Syrian refugees aren’t vetted. We are. Here’s what we went through. is from The Washington Post.

Trump’s order to ban refugees and immigrants triggers fears across the globe is from The Washington Post.

Trump’s proposed refugee ban would alienate allies for U.S. troops, experts say is from The Washington Post.

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S. is from The Washington Post.

A new social-media project commemorates refugees turned away by the United States in 1939. is from The Atlantic.

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal appeared in The New York Times.

Malala Yousafzai Says She’s ‘Heartbroken’ Over Donald Trump’s Plan For Refugees is from The Huffington Post.

Trump’s Plan for Refugees is from The Atlantic.

In Iran, Shock and Bewilderment Over Trump Visa Crackdown is from The New York Times.

Syrians Are Heartbroken Over Trump’s Plan To Ban Refugees From The US is from BuzzFeed.

The Parallel Between Trump’s Immigration Ban and Past U.S. Anti-Asian Policies is from NBC News.

Six other times the US has banned immigrants is from Al Jazeera.

Everything Is Crazy, So What Do We Teachers Do In Class This Week?

Court Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban is from The NY Times.

RESOURCES TO TEACH ABOUT THE #MUSLIMBAN is by Rusul Alrbail.

Immigration Raids Across The Country – Is This Just The Beginning? (If It Is, Here Are Helpful Resources)

‘Learn From History!’: Students Discuss the Muslim Ban is by Cristina Torres.

Immigration Fears Appear To Become Reality

White House Memo Recommends Using National Guard For Immigration Enforcement

January 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Women’s March

It seems like an amazing day around the world today.

I’ll be adding new useful classroom resources to this list as more become available.

You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History.

Here’s what I have so far – please suggest more in the comments section:

Women’s March on Washington: A sea of pink-hatted protesters vows to resist Donald Trump is from The Washington Post.

Organizers Hope Women’s March On Washington Inspires, Evolves is from NPR.

The Women’s March on Washington has spread to 57 countries around the globe is from Vox.

Where Women’s Marches Are Happening Around the World is a NY Times interactive.

Women’s Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World is from NPR.

Women’s anti-Trump march clogs Washington streets is from Reuters.

Pictures From Women’s Marches Around the World is from The NY Times.

How the Women’s March compares to other women-led rallies on the Mall is from The Washington Post.

Worldwide, people rally in support of Women’s March on Washington is from The Washington Post.

Photos of the Women’s Marches Around the World is from The Atlantic.

Overhead Shots Show Massive Women’s March Crowds in Cities Across America is from Slate.

January 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About “Feelings”

As I shared last month (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I began with:

The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About Sports & Other Fun Activities

The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

Many of the links are the still-active ones I copied-and-pasted from my website. Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Feelings Interactive

Feelings Picture Dictionary

Feelings Matching Game

Feelings Spelling Game

Feelings Vocabulary Test

About Face

Feeling Memory Game

Mood Maker

Feelings Game

Many Emotion Exercises

Quizlet – Feelings

Feelings Exercises

Feelings Pictures

January 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students

All of our students need scaffolds at one point or another, and I thought it would be useful if I brought together many of the posts that I’ve characterized as “scaffolding” into one place (as well as resources from others). Here’s a simple definition of scaffolding from Indiana University.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.

The Best Resources For Learning About “Learning Strategies”

The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes

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

Here they are (feel free to suggest more):

I’m actually going to start-off with an excellent post by Valentina Gonzalez titled Scaffolding for ELs.

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students is from Edutopia.

8 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction is from Ms. Houser.

A Look Back: “Useful Writing Scaffold For A Classroom Wall”

Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class

Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students

Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

Here’s An Example Of How I Scaffold A Short Writing Prompt

‘Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding’ For Complex Texts is one of my posts over at Education Week Teacher. It’s Part Two in a series on…scaffolding for complex texts. Part One featured responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman. Part Two includes three joint commentaries from Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher; Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan; and Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi.

This is a short video on scaffolding from Beyond The Bubble, a history site about which I’ve previously posted. Though it talks about history, its scaffolding recommendations can be helpful in any subject:

Useful Student Self-Survey On Learning Strategies

Just-in-Time Support is a good piece in ASCD Educational Leadership on scaffolding strategies.

Teachers Might Find My “Concept Attainment – Plus” Instructional Strategy Useful

7 Ways to Scaffold Instruction for English Language Learners is from Teach Learn Grow.

Scaffolding for Success: Best Practices for Secondary ELLs is from TESOL.

This Resource Might Be A Huge Help For Applying Common Core To Teaching ELLs

Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides is from Colorin Colorado.

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students is from Edutopia.

How do I make my anchor charts ELL friendly?  is by Valentina Gonzalez.

January 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

As I shared last month (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I began with The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About Sports & Other Fun Activities and  The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

I already have The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space (which I need to revised and update) but that is a mix of resources for Beginners and for Intermediate ELLs. I wanted to create a more simple list just for Beginners.

Many of the links are the still-active ones I copied-and-pasted from my website. Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Space Words

Planets

More Planets

Space Matching Game

Solar System Memory Game

Solar System Game

The Race Into Space

 

 

January 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back: 2015’s Best Posts From This Blog

 

In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.

You might also be interested in:

 A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009 

 A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2011’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2012’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2013’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2014’s Best Posts From This Blog

Here is a a collection of my favorites from 2015:

A Look Back: “OECD Report Not An Indictment Of Ed Tech – It’s An Indictment Of Unilateralism & Prof. Development

A Look Back: “How Can I Be A Better Teacher For You?”

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

A Look Back: “7 Videos for ELL Classrooms”

A Look Back: “Yes, Schools Should Develop Active Citizens &, No, We Don’t Need Another Test To Do It”

A Look Back: “Deliberate Practice & Red Herrings”

A Look Back: “What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing”

A Look Back: A Piece I Wrote For Ed Wk On “the Princess Leia approach to teacher-parent conversations”

A Look Back: Here’s My Chapter On Elements Of A Successful Lesson, Along With Student Hand-Outs THEY Use To Teach

A Look Back: “Why Viewing Classroom Management as a Mystery Can Be a Good Thing”

A Look Back: The Importance Of Knowledge Transfer

A Look Back At The Most Popular Piece I’ve Ever Published

A Look Back: “Help Your Students Get Into the Learning Flow”

A Look Back: “Cash” For Good Student Behavior – Without An Exit Strategy – Is Not The Best Classroom Management System

A Look Back: Useful – & Free – Student Hand-Outs Galore!

A Look Back: Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching Inductively, But Were Afraid To Ask

A Look Back: Our Two Books On Teaching English Language Learners

A Look Back: Video On “Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

January 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

 

As I shared last month (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I began with The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About Sports & Other Fun Activities.

Now it’s time for one on U.S. money.

Many of the links are the still-active ones I copied-and-pasted from my website. Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Money Words

Money In The United States

Check Cashing

Pay Lower Taxes

Money Interactive

More Money

I Need Some Money

Price Test

Learning Coins

GCF Learn Free: Money

Listening: At The Bank

ESL Literacy: Money

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