Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 26, 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

What If We Taught Argument in Every Class? is from Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

A Lesson Plan About Climate Change and the People Already Harmed by It is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class is from The New York Times. It’s a good reminder to incorporate movement in class, even if you don’t use the videos they talk about in the piece. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.

How to Choose the Right Images When Teaching about Genocide is from Facing History. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide.

I’m adding this great graphic to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures:

March 18, 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Strategies for Teaching Complex Texts is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More.

Elon Musk on the 1 Creative Skill Every Founder Needs Now is from Inc. The second part of the article makes some very interesting points about asking good questions and links to some useful similar articles. I think excerpts would be good for the classroom. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this Ed Week video to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment:

March 11, 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Learning To Learn is an excellent new article at the Harvard Business Review. It highlights four key qualities of an effective learner – aspiration, self-awareness, curiosity, and vulnerability. I’m thinking of dividing the article into four very short sections on each of those qualities and then have students respond to this same prompt for each:

What quality does the writer say is important in order to be an effective learner, and what is her justification? To what extent do you agree or disagree with what she believes? Write an essay responding to these questions; to develop your essay, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observation of others, or any of your reading — including “Learning To Learn” itself.

I’m adding this info to The Best Posts on Writing Instruction, where I collect links to all my writing prompts.

Text to Text: ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Bored, Broke and Armed’ is a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network.

Jim Burke is sharing some great instructional materials to support his book, Uncharted Territory.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students:

March 5, 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

The Education Endowment Foundation in the UK has released an update of their Teaching and Learning Toolkit. They fund education research and their new reports are pretty interesting and useful.

Robert Peal shares a nice writing scaffold at Planning a knowledge-based scheme of work. Part 2: Writing. I’m adding it to The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students.  Thanks to Doug Lemov for the tip.

Culturally Responsive Classrooms is from Scholastic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

8 Ways to Help Students Watch Video Critically (Instead of Zoning Out) is from We Are Teachers. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

Our Fourth Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You is from The New York Times Learning Network.

401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

I’m adding the first tweet to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More:

I’m adding these next two tweets to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues:

March 1, 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

20 Things for Students to Do with Informational Text is from Julie Conlon. It includes a very nice infographic. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.  Thanks to Edublogs for the tip.

Educating Students to “Think Intensively and Critically” is from The Teaching Channel.It’s written by Lisa Rothbard, who also links to a series of excellent lesson plans.

What One Photo Tells Us About North Korea’s Nuclear Program is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos.

I’m adding this tweet to Best Posts On Metacognition:

February 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

A Practitioner’s Guide to Educating Traumatized Children is from Education Northwest. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces is from Edutopia. It includes topics like seating, which is going to be a focus of a future “Best” list.

Four Ideas for Approaching Political Conversations With Students is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.

HOW DANI QUINN USES SHOW ME TO CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

Teaching and Learning About Governmental Checks and Balances and the Trump Administration is from The New York Times Learning Network.

I’m adding these tweets to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More:

February 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Teaching in the Trump Years (Part 1) is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.

New tools to help educators and support students in controversial scenarios is from Usable Knowledge. I’m adding it to the same list.

Classroom Seating: A Clue to Teacher Beliefs about Learning is by Angela Watson.

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would is from Quartz. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos.

Black History Month & the Danger of a Single Story is from The Morningside Center. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “The Danger Of A Single Story”

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students:

February 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post 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 2016 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

The Power of a Do Now is from Amy Louise Haywood. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class.

Teaching Orwell and ’1984’ With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

‘Learn From History!’: Students Discuss the Muslim Ban is by Cristina Torres. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About President Trump’s Executive Orders On Immigration & Refugees.

New Direction in the Development of Rubrics is by Thomas Guskey. I’m adding it to The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use).

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