Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 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 new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Educators face new challenges in ‘superdiverse’ classrooms where multiple languages are spoken is from the L.A. Daily News.

Focused Error Correction – how you can make a time-consuming necessity more effective and manageable is by Gianfranco Conti. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

These immigrants came for a better education. Now, they’ll never graduate high school is a depressing article from The Miami Herald.

Supporting English Language Learners Through Station Rotation is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning “Learning Stations” – Please Add More.

Here’s a video tweeted out by the National Teacher of the Year:

You’ll want to put this professional development event on your calendar. I’ll be posting more about it soon:

There but for fortune…..

May 13, 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:

7 Things to Do NOW for Our ELL Writers is by Valentina Gonazalez.

Increasing Rigor in Secondary Language Programs is from ASCD.

ELT Research in Action: Bridging the Gap between Research and Classroom Practice looks interesting and is from IATEFL.

Beyond Delivering Lessons: Engineering Student Interactions is from Tan Huynh.

Empowering English Language Learners Through Language Dives appeared in ASCD.

May 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 new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

Usable Knowledge at Harvard has published an impressive guide to Welcoming Newcomers.

Thousands of German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam is from The New York Times.

Breaking News English Lesson: Language Learning is from Sean Banville.

English learners are becoming English-proficient at higher rates. How did LAUSD pull it off? is from Southern CA Public Radio.

Using Tech with Language Learners is a presentation from Carol Salva and it’s followed by a presentation she did with some of her ELL students:

Here’s a presentation ELL teacher Sarah Said did on culturally responsive teaching:

Making the Most of Your Word Wall: Interactive Word Walls is a presentation by Valentina Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas About How To Use Classroom Walls – Please Recommend More Resources:

If Word Walls Could Talk, They Would Ask For More Student Interaction is by Sarah Said. I’m adding it to the same list.

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges:

Supporting Undocumented Students and Mixed-Status Families is from Usable Knowledge at Harvard. I’m adding it to the same list.

I’m adding this tweet to he Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More – they’re great to have ELLs watch and write about…

New York City to add almost 50 bilingual programs, the latest in a push to help English learners is from Chalkbeat.

ELLs Count on Language Support in Math is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

April 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 new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.

Here are this week’s choices:

How Debate Structures Allow English Learners’ Brilliance to Shine is from MindShift.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Differentiating for English Learners is by Jana Echevarria. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

Latest DACA Ruling Could Open the Door for Thousands of Immigrants in High School is from Ed Week.

Focusing on the language skills of English Learners key to boosting math scores is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

Immigrant Students: Our Kids, Our Future is by Patricia Gándara.

The “Why” Behind the Extended Four-Year Monitoring Period is from ELLevation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More – perfect for ELLs to watch and write/talk about:

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 29, 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:

Unlocking Learning II: Math as a Lever for English Learner Equity is a new report from West Ed. Ed Week also has a good summary. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

ProLiteracy has unveiled a new program to teach older Spanish-speaking learners basic literacy skills.  It costs $60 per student, but I know it would be worth it if I and when I get more students who are not literate in their home language.  It’s been a challenge in the past.  I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s & Those Not Literate In Their Home Language.

Google has create a text-to-speech tool for web developers, but anyone can use its demo. I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.

Describing words helps you find adjectives for words you want to…describe. I’m adding it to the same list.

English Learners (ELs) Who Are American Indian and/or Alaska Native (AI/AN) is a useful infographic. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

The Immigrant Project offers video interview with…immigrants.

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:

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