Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 12, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It)

I’ve published a zillion “Best” lists that are reading-related. I’ve also published quite a few posts on reading fluency, though I’ve never gathered them together.

So, first, I’ll share some of the most useful lists about reading. Then, I’ll share links to my fluency-related posts.

Here goes:

Now for posts on reading fluency:

“Webcam Research Helps Kids Improve Reading Fluency”

Measuring Reading Fluency

“FluencyTutor” Could Be A Useful Tool For Students To See Their Reading Progress

Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution

Talking To Students About Their Reading (& Their Data)

Reservations About Christian Science Monitor Column On “Slow Reading Movement”

Latest Results Of Our Home Computer Project

Assessments Are In For The Home Computer Project

Latest Assessment Results From Family Literacy Project

Reading Recs is a new feature of the extraordinary site, SAS Curriculum Pathways. It’s a new tool that allows students to orally read and record passages that teachers can listen to at a later time.

August 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

NBA Star Russell Westbrook Supports Schools’ Literacy Programs

Have students hear athletes talk about the importance of reading can only help, and that’s why I’ve published The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career.

NBA star Russell Westbrook has just financed new “reading rooms” for schools in the Los Angeles area, and has previously done the same with Oklahoma City schools.

When an NBA all-star from South L.A. comes home is an L.A. Times article.

Here’s a link to a good video at and here’s one from the L.A. Times.

July 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Do You Have Suggestions Of Sources For Free Printable Books?

Online books are great, and “regular” published books are, too. However, sometimes technology and budget constraints can reduce student access to both.

That’s why I created The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books a few years ago. It lists places where teachers can print out multiple (or single) copies of ELL accessible books.

I just did a quick clean-up of that list, and am hoping the readers can check it out and share additional suggestions….