Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Bilingual Benefits Vary by Gender is from The Society Pages. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.

Embedded supports for ELLs in Reading Workshop is a nice list from The Oakland Unified School District.

Are Teachers Getting the Right Kind of Common-Core PD? is from Education Week. The teacher survey it discusses rates a need for professional development in applying the Common Core to ELLs pretty highly.

Need for Bilingual Educators Moves School Recruitment Abroad is from Education Week.

Comprehension Strategy: Story Stickies is a nice lesson from CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ENglish LeARNING AT A2IB.

Commercials in the classroom is from David Deubelbeiss. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

CCSSO Offers Counseling on ‘Complex’ K-12 English-Language Learner Policy is from Education Week.

Learning How to Teach in an Increasingly Diverse Classroom is from The Atlantic.

Does the Term ‘English-Language Learner’ Carry a Negative Connotation? is from Ed Week.

Worcester students petition White House to change ‘ELL’ label is from a local Massachusetts newspaper.

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students is from Hub Pages. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom.

Star Interviews is a nice lesson from tekhnologic.

Growing Up with Undocumented Parents: The Challenges Children Face is from Ed Central.

New federal law puts spotlight on English learners is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

January 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

A Cooking Class Where New Immigrants Learn The Recipe For English is from NPR.

Reading Comprehension: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary is from Blog de Cristina.

Why Is English So Hard To Learn? is from The Conversation.

English one day, Español the next: Dual-language learning expands with a South Bronx school as a model
is from The Hechinger Report.

Long winter absences no longer plague educators at largely Hispanic schools is from The Chicago Tribune.

Understanding Language at Stanford has just announced two free online courses:

Find out more information about the courses here.

Evidence-Based Academic Discussion is from The Teaching Channel:

January 23, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Hope for English-Language Learners is from U.S. News. I don’t necessarily agree with everything the author says, but I’m still adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

Attendance Drops At Maryland High School, As Deportation Fears Rise is from NPR.

Deferred Self-Correction is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction.

CREATIVE LOW-COST TEACHING/LEARNING AIDS is from ELT-Cation and could be very helpful.

Keeping long-term English learners from getting stuck is from Smart Briefs. I need to start a “Best” list on Long-Term ELLs.

Officials consider master plan to improve students’ English language skills is from The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

This next tweet talks about a great learning opportunity that starts on Monday!

I couldn’t resist sharing this next tweet:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season:

January 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Three 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials is from Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

I’ve been writing a lot lately about Skype’s new features, including their new Star Trek-like “universal translator.” Well, now Richard Byrne reports that it’s now available to anyone using Skype on a Windows system. I’d be interested in hearing how people might use it in language-teaching and learning…

Will Schools Be Prepared for Latest Surge of Unaccompanied Minors? is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

Making reading communicative is from The British Council.

Tips for Using Technology with ELL Students is an interview with me that appeared on web tool Animoto’s site.

Boosting the role of parents of English learners in preschools is from Ed Source.

Public preschools attempt to accommodate diverse languages of students is from Ed Source.

What does ESSA mean for ELLs? is from Colorin Colorado. 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 Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College:

Krashen’s theories of language acquisition- do they still have value in the ELT classroom? is from The TEFL Show.

January 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address ‘Value of Bilingualism,’ ELL Scholars Say is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

ESOL Courses has many excellent Picture Word Quizzes.

10 great ELT e-books that are free to download is from Adam Simpson.

10 books you need to read if you’re taking a four-week #TESOL course is also from Adam Simpson.

The Schools Taking in Syrian Refugees is from The Atlantic.

ReWriting Basics has a number of useful interactive exercises, though you have to register (for free) before you can use them.

LANGUAGE LEARNING NARRATIVES FOR TEACHER EDUCATION SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (SLA) COURSES is from TESOL.

Touch is another excellent lesson plan from Film English.

January 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

5 Takeaways on Educating California’s English Learners is from Education Week.

English-Language-Learner Graduation Rates Are All Over the Map is also from Ed Week.

Beautiful Accents: Empowering and Supporting English Learners through School and Community Partnerships is from The Annenberg Institute For School Reform.

New education law puts more pressure on states to serve English learners is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

ELL Advocates Hopeful and Wary of New Federal K-12 Law is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.

Five Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Learning for ELLs in the New Year is from Colorin Colorado.

ADVOCACY OR ACTIVISM: WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM ESOL TEACHERS?
is from TESOL.

I found this next video through Teaching-English British Council, which writes:

Stephen Krashen stills exercises an enormous influence on theories of English language learning. Here he explains what he considers comprehensible input to be:

January 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:

Parsnips in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 2) is a new free eBook by Adam Simpson and others. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.

The “Topics” page at Learning English For Kids at the British Council is a gold mine. I’m adding it to The “All-Time” Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of English Language Learners.

Speaking of the British Council, I’m adding a link to all their animated short stories to The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs is a great set of photos from The White House. They would be great to use with ELLs. I’m adding the collection to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

English Language Learners: Identifying Inconsistencies is from The Education Writers Association.

December 31, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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 2015 – Part Two and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s choices:.

Expanded Learning Time for English-Language Learners is from The Education Writers Association.

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2015 From Learning the Language is from Education Week.

3 great strategies for pre-teaching vocabulary in reading lessons is from Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

The Writing Recipe: Essay Structure For English Language Learners is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction: