Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 26, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Watch President Obama deliver eulogy at Rev. Pinckney’s funeral”

Here is a video of President Obama’s moving eulogy at Reverend Clementa Pinckney’s funeral this afternoon. Here’s the transcript. I’ve also embedded some tweets sent during the service (Here’s a fascinating analysis of if by James Fallows):

I plan to highlight this next quotation in history class:

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June 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Wow! “Split This Rock” Looks Like A Great Resource For Social Justice Poetry

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Thanks to the Zinn Education Project, I learned about a great searchable collection of social justice poetry that was just unveiled today at Split This Rock.

Here is how it describes itself:

Split This Rock explores and celebrates the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.

Split This Rock is dedicated to revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form with profound relevance in our daily lives and struggles. Our programs integrate poetry of provocation and witness into movements for social justice and support the poets of all ages who write and perform this vital work.

It looks like a great site, and I think teachers will particularly like that it’s searchable by theme and through other categories.

I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues.

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June 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Videos: Two-Part Interview With Malala Yousafzai On Last Night’s Daily Show