Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 27, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees is from The New York Times and is great news! I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

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

10 commonly made mistakes in vocabulary instruction is from The Language Gym. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Is slavery a thing of the past is an ELL lesson from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today.
Tips for teaching English to Arabic speakers is from The British Council.

I’m adding this first tweet to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The 2016 Rio Olympics:

July 21, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Sink or Swim: The American Attitude Toward English Learners is a very interesting summary of a recent report (the link to the actual report is in the article, too). I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.

PopLingual is a constantly updating site of resources, including blogs and articles, related to English Language Learners.

Refugees in Pa. District Denied Access to Adequate Education, Lawsuit Argues is from Ed Week.

The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom is from Kieran Donaghy. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Vagalume is a Brazilian site that uses music videos to help users learn English. Thanks to CASLS for the tip.

July 18, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Alpabetimals is a site I learned about from Richard Byrne. I especially like their dictionary, which shows an image of the animal, pronounces its name, and produces the sound the animal makes. That last feature would make a fun vocabulary game review by playing the sounds and having teams or individuals write the name of the animal on a mini-whiteboard. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Animals.

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? at the British Council is an accessible review of Stephen Krashen’s work on language acquisition.

Students make their own ‘gap fill’ puzzles is from Teaching Games.

10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons is from Fluent U. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Creating a WebQuest | It’s Easier Than You Think is from Education World. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests, which I have just updated and revised.

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners:

July 13, 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 2016 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students is from The Hechinger Report.

A Video Lesson Template is by TEFL Geek. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

Six Ways I Use Mini Whiteboards in the Classroom is by “AnthonyTeacher.”

World of ed tech: five ways to use modern tech when teaching MFL appeared in TES.

Resource Watch: Lesson Site for ELL Teachers in Development is from Ed Week. It’s about a potential new site called Lesson Pick. There’s nothing there now, but it will be interesting to see if something develops.

Project Based Learning in the World Language Classroom is from CASLS. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Getting Student Feedback is from Anthony Teacher. It talks about an interesting Say/Does reading strategy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More.

Podcast: The Effectiveness of Reading Intervention for English Learners

Equity and Academic-Language Access for ELLs and SELs is from Ed Week.

I’m adding the first tweet to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners:

July 6, 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 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Losing Identity During the Refugee Crisis is from The Atlantic.

Looking 10×2: Pushing beyond the obvious is a nice lesson on “thinking routines” from Art Least.

Immigrating Into English is from The New Yorker.

3 Ways Washington State Leads the Nation for English Language Learners is from The 74.

EnglishClass101.com looks like a helpful YouTube channel for English Language Learners. I especially like its “Learn American Holidays” playlist. Here’s an example:

I’m adding it to:

The Best Websites For Learning About Multiple Holidays & Anniversaries

The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English

The best things about life in America, according to immigrants is from The American Enterprise Institute.

Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome is from The New York Times.

July 1, 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 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

The Newcomer Toolkit has just been released by the U.S. Department of Education. It’s pretty extensive, though I’m less-than-impressed with its organization – not only do they have each chapter start with a “page one,” none of the pages themselves are even numbered! The section that I think is particularly useful is the one on parent engagement.

Watching the brain during language learning is from Science Daily, and seems like a fascinating study.

Think Positive is a lesson from ELT-Cation. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class.

What is the most effective approach to foreign language instruction? – Part 1 is from the Language Gym.

Watching 4th Grade English Learners ‘Go Deep’: Part 1 and Watching 4th Grade English Learners ‘Go Deep’: Part 2 are both from Ed Week.

21 Of The Most Powerful Things Ever Said About Being An Immigrant is from BuzzFeed Books.

Fast fluency: Can we identify quick language learners? is from Science Daily.

Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game is another study via Science Daily.

Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ is an intriguing lesson using music with ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Music Websites For Learning English.

EnglishClass 101 is a good source of podcasts for ELLs.

What Does ‘Brexit’ Mean for E.U. Use of English? Likely Very Little is from The New York Times.

On the frontline of integration: how Swedish schools are helping refugees is from The Guardian.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!:

June 24, 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 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Here’s another nice review of our book on English Language Learners and the Common Core.

The impact of BREXIT on ELT is from TEFL Geek.

What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew is an excellent article by Wendi Pillars.

My favourite end of term activities is from Lesson Plans Digger. I’m adding it to What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?

Ten Lessons for Language-Immersion Programs is from Ed Week.

Dual Language Learner Toolkit is from Head Start.

June 17, 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:

ELL Teacher Shares Strategies for Teaching Common Core is from Learning First (the ELL teacher is me :) ).

Why Getting a Student’s Name Right Is Important for All School Staff is from Learning The Language. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names.

The U.S. takes in thousands of refugee children each year. There’s no friendlier school district for them than Anchorage, Alaska. is from Slate.

This helpful tool makes Netflix an easy way to learn a new language is from Business Insider.

Experts weigh in on states’ English language learner policies is an article in Ed Source about a national report (it includes a link to it) from a year ago. I don’t believe I’ve shared it before, which was an oversight because it’s an important one.

The Seven Best Silent Short Films for Language Teaching is from Kieran Donaghy. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Report: Los Angeles Unified Shortchanges ELLs, Other Disadvantaged Students is from Ed Week.

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF is from The American Federation of Teachers.

Great Listening Energizers: Part 2 is from Adam Simpson. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

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