Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 13, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two ; The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2018 – So Far

Here are this week’s picks:

Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection is from The Open Book. I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

I Want to Get Better at… Differentiation is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

“Do now” is from Reading All The Books. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class.

Exploring Barak Rosenshine’s seminal Principles of Instruction: Why it is THE must-read for all teachers. is from TeacherHead. I’m adding it to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do.

June 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two ; The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2018 – So Far

Here are this week’s picks:

The Issue on the Table: Is “Hamilton” Good For History? is from Smithsonian Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Teaching/Learning Resources On The Musical, “Hamilton”

Using Short Video Clips to Teach Media Literacy is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

FORMATIVE VERSUS SUMMATIVE WRITING PROMPTS-SOME EXAMPLES is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

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Also, you might want to read Why Do the Warriors Dominate the 3rd Quarter? Consider Their Halftime Drill.

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom:

May 26, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

How to Motivate (Not Demoralize) a Student with ADHD is from ADDitude. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

Nine Teaching Ideas for Using Music to Inspire Student Writing is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Winners From Our Fifth Annual Student Editorial Contest is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to the same list.

Who I Am as a Reader – A Reading Memoir Writing Project is from Pernille Ripp, who writes about her end-of-the-year project. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong.

Comprehension Skills or Strategies: Is there a difference and does it matter? is from Timothy Shanahan. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

Our Students’ Questions Should Be a Top Priority is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

What Is the Point of a Makerspace? is from Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?:

Here’s a TED-Talk on “Comics Belong In The Classroom”:

Here’s some great teaching advice:

May 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Educator and author Rick Wormeli has unveiled a new website that has a ton of useful resources.

Thinking like a fact checker… shares links to some excellent information literacy resources. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

Rethinking Revision: The Real Work of Writing appeared in Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More.

From Superheroes to Syrian Refugees: Teaching Comics and Graphic Novels With Resources From The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Making the Ethical Leap to Strengths-Based IEPs is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.

May 9, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

A journey of a thousand miles… how can we help students begin? is from Harry Fletcher-Wood and is very good. It goes along with other posts I’ve written about the “Zeigarnik Effect.”

Use this study guide with your students ahead of the U.S-North Korea summit is from the PBS NewsHour. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The North Korea Missile Crisis.

USING QUESTIONS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT is from Scott Reed (Thanks to Cara Jackson for the tip). I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

How should students revise? A brief guide is from Carl Hendrick. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Students Learn How Best To Study.

This tweet shares an important point:

Here’s something we should keep in mind:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use):

May 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Metacognitive Reflection at Report Card Time is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

This is a very complete TED TALK UNIT from Brian Sztabnik. If you want to have your students create their own TED Talks, you won’t find anything better than this resource. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

Reading Fluently Does Not Mean Reading Fast is from The International Literacy Association. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It).

Have your students participate in the New York Times Learning Network First-Ever Student Podcast Contest. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

This is an excerpt from the BBC article, How Laughter Makes You A Better Worker:

A short laugh at a comedy clip was shown to increase puzzle-solving by 20%. Why would this be? Beeman and Kounios say this laughter-linked lack of focus appears to allow our minds to juggle and connect concepts in a way that rigid concentration does not.

Just one more reason a sense of humor can be useful in the classroom.

 

April 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Top 10 reasons students plagiarize & what teachers can do about it (with apologies to David Letterman) is from Kappan Online. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism.

5-Minute Writing Conferences is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English. I have a bunch of podcast-related resources there, and I will eventually create a separate Best list on podcasts.

Six Simple Ways to Get Your Students Talking is from CommonLit. I’m adding it to the same list.

What is retrieval practice when you’re learning math? is from Rough Draft Talk. I’m adding it The Best Resources For Learning About Retrieval Practice.

Retrieval Practice and testing is a good one-page sheet. I’m adding it to the same list.

5 Ways to Celebrate Poetry is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.

Poetry and Primary Sources is from The Library of Congress. I’m adding it to the same list.

Note-Taking Strategies is from The Learning Scientists. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More.

Here are some good questions we can ask ourselves:

I’m adding this tweet to Best Posts On Writing Instruction:

April 14, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Incorporating Students’ Perspectives in the Design of Peer Review Activities is by Adam Loretto, Sara DeMartino, and Amanda Godley. What Do High School Students Think About Peer Review? is by the same authors. I’m adding them to The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More.

Making Decisions about Which Intervention is Best: A Case Study is by Timothy Shanahan. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It).

Doodles Academy looks like a pretty neat free art curriculum for grades 1 through 5.

Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

The Action Behind Writing is from The Daily Write. I’m adding it to the same list.

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