Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources For Learning How Repeal Of Obamacare Will Affect Students & Schools

I’ve been sharing articles describing the direct impact the repeal of Obamacare could have on our students, their families and our schools.

I thought it would be useful to bring them all together in one “Best” list.

You might also be interested in The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.

Here are the links I have so far:

GOP health bill would hit children hard, study says is from Georgia Health News (h/t Shanna Peoples)

Statistic Of The Day: How Will Plan To Replace Obamacare Affect Students?

“Kids who get health insurance are more likely to finish high school and college”

Last year, I published this post: Great News For California Students – Undocumented Children Become Eligible For Free Medical Insurance In May. Now, I need to share a link to this news report: California’s undocumented kids could be first to lose medical care under Trump

New PBS News Hour Video: “Why schools are worried about Medicaid cuts hurting special education”

Schools brace for impact if Congress cuts Medicaid spending is from the Associated Press.

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education is from The New York Times.

GOP Health Care Proposals: What Educators Should Know is from Ed Week.

GOP health-care bill could cut funds schools use to help special-ed students is from The Washington Post.

Medicaid’s vital role for children in Trump country is from The L.A. Times.

How health care bill could hurt a program beloved in Trump country is from Politico.

April 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Health


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 They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.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 Beginner ELLs Learn About Jobs

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

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About “Feelings”

I also have The Best health sites for English language learners, as well as many other health-related “Best” lists,  but many of those resources are not accessible to ELL Beginners.

Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Language Guide: MedicineThe Body, The Body 2

Match The Word

Health Vocabulary Game

English For Health

ESOL Courses Health

Web ESL Health

Health Problems

Agenda Web Health

LaRue Medical Literacy Exercises 2

Visit the Dentist with Marty

Adult Learning Activities:

March 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

It’s National Nutrition Month – Here Are Related Resources

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety.

October 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Here’s The Video TED-Ed SHOULD HAVE MADE About Henrietta Lacks

As regular readers know, I love TED-Ed.

However, earlier this year they blew it big time with a very bad video and lesson on Henrietta Lacks (see Disappointing New TED-Ed Video & Lesson On Henrietta Lacks).

Today, through the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans , I learned about this video created by students at a KIPP school in Oakland.

It includes all the information that TED-Ed left out of theirs:

July 16, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Another Study On Teens & Hearing Loss

At the risk of sounding like an “old fogey,” I’m regularly astounded by the high volumes many young people set the music they are listening to on their phones, and I’ve previously shared related info at The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss.

I use some of those resources to do “mini-lessons” throughout the year on the issue.

A new study on the problem just came out, and you can read about it at Eureka Alert at Today’s teenagers could become prematurely hearing-impaired, study warns.

Here’s an excerpt:


June 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Multimedia Resources On The Zika Virus


I haven’t added much to The Best Resources For Learning About The Zika Virus since I posted it in February.

Here is an interactive, a cartoon, video and infographic:

What Zika means for you: Assess your risk is a very well done interactive from The Washington Post.

MIND in Pictures: The Zika Virus is from Scientific American.

Click to see the entire infographic:

What is Zika Virus? [Infographic]

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