Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 9, 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 2018 – 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:

I previously posted “En.News” Looks Like A Good Site For Intermediate ELLs To Learn About Vocabulary & Current Events. I’ve now learned that teachers can create free virtual classrooms to monitor student progress at the site. Just go here to register. I’m adding this info to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

CaptionCat shares a new photo everyday and then people can contribute…captions.  Some on the site may be off-color, but the photos can be used by teachers.  I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Getting It Right:Reference Guides for Registering Students with Non-English Names, 2nd Edition is from The Institute of Education Sciences. Thanks to Katie Toppel on Twitter. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names.  The first edition is already on that list, but this new addition is….new.

New FreeBIE Resource: English Learner Scaffolds for PBL is from The Buck Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

You’ll want to check out this Master Plan for ELLs from the LA Unified School District. Diane Staehr Fenner helped create it.

A Tool to Help Support Districts’ Efforts to Assess their English Learner Program is from Education Northwest.

How to Improve Your Business English is from The Harvard Business Review.

Google Geo Tools : Virtual Reality in the Language Classroom is from the FLT Mag. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.

A handbook for exploratory action research is from The British Council. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Action Research – Help Me Find More.

100 Top Youtube Videos For Teaching English is from David Deubelbeiss. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

This next tweet would be good to show ELLs and then have them write and talk about what they saw:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More , and students would do the same thing:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children:

July 1, 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 2018 – 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:

I Want to Get Better at… Teaching ELLs is from The Teaching Channel.

1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.) is from The NY Times.

Educational Experiences of English Learners is from the Department of Education. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.

This would be a good video to show ELLs and then have them write and talk about what they saw:

There are a lot of good printables here:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary:

June 26, 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:

Lawsuit Over a Student’s Deportation Sparks Furor in Boston Schools is from Ed Week.

Facebook Messenger now provides automatic English/Spanish translation, and will be adding other languages. I know there are divergent views of whether teachers should be “friends” on Facebook with students (see The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media).  However,  I’ve been “friends” for years with my ELL students.  They often have questions about basic issues (for example, on holidays wondering if school is open) and Facebook messages have been a key tool for communication.  This new feature will make this even easier for teachers who don’t speak Spanish.

How refugee children make American education stronger is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.

Study shows approach can help English learners improve at math word problems is from The University of Kansas. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

Teachers view immigrant, minority parents as less involved in their children’s education is from Eureka Alert. Teachers View Immigrant Parents as Less Involved. That Mindset May Be Hurting Students is from Ed Week and is about the same study. I’m adding both to The Best Parent Engagement Resources For Immigrant Families.

Meet the contestants of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog competition would be great to show to ELLs and have them use adjective to describe the images. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Family Separations at the Border: What Educators Need to Know is from Colorin Colorado. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children.

A 17-Year-Old Was Told He Couldn’t Attend High School, Even Though He’s A US Citizen is from BuzzFeed.

June 18, 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:

American Sign Language and English language learners: New linguistic research supports the need for policy changes is from Eureka Alert.

The June issue of my favorite ESL/ELL journal, Humanising Language Teaching, is now online.

How the 2018 national teacher of the year manages a classroom with 12 languages with a white board and a paper clip is from Chalkbeat.

I learned about this neat video from Project-Based Learning In The Target Language:

 

I’m adding this next video to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More (ELLs can write and talk about what they see):

VirtuEL is a free online professional development event for teachers of ELLs, and it will be taking place next Saturday (I have a session, too). You can learn all about it here, and by watching this video:

June 10, 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:

Scaffolding Instruction for English Learners: A Q&A with Diane Staehr Fenner is from Education.com. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes.

A Culturally Responsive Guide to Understanding Immigrant-Origin Children is from UCLA. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

LESSON IDEA: INTRODUCING INVENTIONS (2) is from ELT Planning. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn About Inventions.

English-Learners and ESSA: Many States Are Lowering Academic Goals, Advocates Charge is from Ed Week.

I’m adding this next idea to The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom:

Here’s how the creators describe this next great video:

The Coalition of Asian American Leaders and the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership’s initiative on English Learners and the Every Student Succeeds Act aims to create and coordinate conversations within and between advocacy organizations and the students, families, and communities that are the most impacted by EL policies and practices of Minnesota school districts. Learn how language is a right and resource in Minnesota, and how the path toward education justice includes multilingualism.

June 4, 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:

Why Teaching English Through Content Is Critical for ELL Students is from MindShift. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

For Immigrant Students, a New Worry: A Call to ICE is from The New York Times.

Incorporating retrieval practice and brain dumps in the FL class is from Maris Hawkins. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Retrieval Practice.

Using Data to Decode English-Learner Education is from Ed Week.

Categorizing is a higher-order thinking activity, and Star Groups – Can you sort the language? is a post at tekhnologic about a great activity to apply that to ELLs.

Speaking a Second Language May Give Low-Income Kids a Boost is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.

Emotional Scaffolds: Reducing Barriers to Comprehension is from Tan Huynh.

This would be a great video to show to ELLs and have them write and talk about what they saw:

Here are two tweets about a great project:

May 27, 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 to teach conversational lessons is a great post from CECILIA NOBRE ELT BLOG. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills. You might also be interested in The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story? is from NPR. It’s interesting because, among other things, it discusses the differences for children learning to read between their seeing supporting static illustrations and animations.

A haven for refugees, this Nebraska high school builds a web of support for its diverse student population is from The Washington Post.

Congress Pushes Back Against DeVos Plan to Dissolve Federal English-Learner Office is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to DeVos Might Eliminate Federal ELL Office, a previous post that has related links.

New Proposal Puts the Federal Office For English Learners in Jeopardy is from New America. I’m adding it to the same post.

I’m adding this tweet, again, to the same post:

This would be a fun video for ELLs to watch and then discuss and write what they saw:

Katie Hull and I will participate in a Google Hangout on Tuesday where we’ll discuss our latest book:

Labels as Limitations is from The Minnetesol Journal.

I’m adding this tweet to No, Secretary DeVos, Schools Cannot Choose To Call ICE On Students – Here Are The Best Rebuttals To Her False Claim:

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…..

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