Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Some Final Super Bowl Teaching Links


Here are a few final additions (for this year) to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl:

ESL Football Lesson is from EL Civics.

Super Bowl Sunday is a dialogue from ELLLO with accompanying student hand-outs.

The Super Bowl’s greatest plays from every yard line is from The Washington Post.

9 questions about the Super Bowl you were too embarrassed to ask is from Vox.

Super Bowl commercials 2016: watch all of the year’s best and worst ads is from Vox.

The 50 Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time is from Esquire.

Super Bowl Commercials 2016 is from The Wall Street Journal.

February 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Teachers Can Get A Free DVD Of “He Named Me Malala”

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A number of organizations/businesses have come together to offer a free DVD to teachers of “He Named Me Malala,” the recent film about Malala Yousafzai.

Teachers can complete a simple online form here to request a copy.

The same page contains a downloadable accompanying curriculum that has simple, but useful, lessons and student hand-outs.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai.

Thanks to Teaching Tolerance for the tip!

February 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

PBS Unveils Useful New Site: “Election Central”


PBS has just unveiled a new site devoted to the 2016 elections.  Here’s their own description of the site, which I’m adding to The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections:

PBS and PBS LearningMedia recently announced ELECTION CENTRAL, an online destination of election-related resources and content with age-appropriate, thoughtfully curated information to teach K-12 students about the political process.

In addition to numerous educational features, ELECTION CENTRAL hosts an interactive map of the United States, allowing educators to talk through various aspects of the political process with students. The map also displays important historical facts about the candidates, laws and process.

Content in ELECTION CENTRAL will be refreshed on a weekly basis and when timely events occur, for example, after debates or after primary elections. Features include:

  • Tracking the campaign trail of candidates, including current and previous candidates
  • Fun facts – general and state-specific
  • The history behind the vote
  • An explanation of the nominating process
  • Candidate views on key issues
  • Election-specific news stories curated from PBS NEWSHOUR
  • Build your ideal presidential candidate interactive
  • Access to hundreds of related resources through PBS LearningMedia

February 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video & Transcript Of President Obama’s Speech At Mosque

Today, President Obama visited a mosque for the first time during his Presidency.

Here are some articles about it:
Obama, in Mosque Visit, Denounces Anti-Muslim Bias is from The New York Times.

At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: ‘You fit in here’ is from The Washington Post.

You can read the transcript of his remarks here.

Here’s an excerpt:


And here’s a video of his entire speech:

You might be interested in previous posts I’ve published about supporting our Muslim students.

I’m adding this post to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism.

February 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Super Bowl Commercials Are Here!


One of the best parts of the Super Bowl for everybody are the commercials, and they also provide great opportunities for English language development.

Here are collections of this year’s crop, and I’m adding them to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl. You can find instructional strategies on how to use them there, too.

Watch The 2016 Super Bowl Commercials And Vote For Your Fave is from Forbes.

Here’s everything we know about the Super Bowl ads so far is from Business Insider.

Get a sneak peek at this year’s Super Bowl ads is from USA Today