Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 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 and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

One Sentence at a Time: The Need for Explicit Instruction in Teaching Students to Write Well is by Judith C. Hochman and Natalie Wexler. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

3 Tips for AP Lang Test Prep is by Tricia Ebarvia. I’m adding it to the same list.

Ability grouping of students doesn’t work is from Psych Brief. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More.

Understanding vocabulary standards: Building students’ skills is from Achieve The Core. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More.

I’m adding this next tweet to Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math:

February 8, 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:

I really like the instructional activity the video in this tweet shares:

Love Lessons is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day.

Should I Tell on My Cheating Classmates? is from The NY Times Ethicist. It would go great with my Theory of Knowledge project, Here’s My Absolutism/Relativism Project For TOK – Help Me Make It Better.

February 1, 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 Bill Belichick Really Does It: An Inside Look is by Daniel Coyle. Even though many of us believe Belichick is successful because he’s made a pact with the devil 🙂 , the points Dan Coyle makes can easily be applied to teaching. It’s not quite useful enough to add to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do, but it’s still worth a read.

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It is from Edutopia. Even though it talks about many strategies, I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Retrieval Practice.

Teaching Tolerance published an impressive set of materials titled A Framework for Teaching American Slavery. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History.

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

January 18, 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:

Everyday Equity in the Classroom: A Start is by Josh Parker and appears in Ed Week. I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

Social Justice: Poems for Kids is from Poets.org. I’m adding it to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.

Inviting Controversy Into Our Classrooms appeared in Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.

Treating Your Classroom Like “Prime Real Estate” is by Regie Routman and appeared in Middleweb.

Fast Talkers: Are Kids Getting the Right Message About Good Reading? is from Teach Learn Grow. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It).

I’m adding this tweet to the same list. It’s importance evidence backing up the value of fluency:

Seven Characteristics (and Six Tools) That Support Meaningful Feedback is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

Here are some excellent resources on One-Word New Year’s Resolutions. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed.

January 11, 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:

Ten teaching techniques to practise – deliberately. is from Tom Sherrington.

Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math.

Using Crowd Annotation to Close-Read the World is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Annotating Websites

A Pernicious Myth: Basics Before Deeper Learning appeared in Ed Week. This line stuck out for me:

Shifting from Bloom as ladder to Bloom as web is particularly critical if the goal is to re-engage learners for whom school is not working well.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.

January 5, 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:

When Readers Struggle: Background Knowledge is from Russ on Reading. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Prior Knowledge (& How To Activate It).

8 Strategies to Quickly Assess Prior Knowledge is by Barbara Blackburn, and appeared in Middleweb. I’m adding it to the same list.

Using Jilk’s (2016) “It was smart when…” statement to name and notice students’ mathematical strengths is from Embracing Life With Major Revisions. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits and to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math.

I think this tweet is interesting, though I’ll leave it to math teachers to determine how useful it is:

December 31, 2017
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:

Improving reading comprehension through strategy instruction is from The Education Endowment Foundation. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction is from Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

10 WAYS TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL POWERFUL works for teachers and students, too. Thanks to Dennis Schug for the tip.

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

December 25, 2017
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:

No more zeros in K12 education is from District Administration. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

10 Tweaks That Can Deepen Math Tasks is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math.

Happy Holidays: Seasonal Suggestions for What to Read, Watch, Write About, Create and Debate is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.

A (Writing) Library of Possibility: Structure and Freedom is by Tricia Ebarvia. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

I’m sharing this a bit late, but it’s still useful to keep in mind: Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break is by John Spencer.

Second Set Partners: A Turn and Talk Strategy is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

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