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August 20, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Our Book On Teaching English Language Learners Is Just About Done!

Though I had some doubts back in June that we could do it, Katie Hull Sypnieski and I are just putting the finishing touches on our forthcoming book, tentatively titled Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners.

Our 110,000 word “opus” will be completed by its September 1st deadline, and will be published by Jossey-Bass in March, 2016.

It’s a sequel to our previous book, The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide.

I think, and hope, that teachers will find it helpful. Between now and the publication date we’ll, of course, be posting the Table of Contents and other excerpts on this blog and elsewhere.

This is my eighth book in eight years, and it’s clear to me that, though I think I’ve got several more books in me, I’ll be looking forward to a more sane writing and publication schedule – perhaps one every two years :)

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August 20, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Free “Practical Ed Tech Handbook”

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Richard Byrne has created a gift for us all in his newly-published, and free, The Practical Ed Tech Handbook.

Here’s how he describes it:

In The Practical Ed Tech Handbook you will find resources arranged in seven categories; communication with students & parents, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios.

I’m adding it The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics.

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August 20, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Weekly Student Interactives For ELLs Are Coming To The N.Y. Times Learning Network

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I’ll be developing weekly student interactives for English Language Learners at The New York Times Learning Network starting after Labor Day. The exercises, which should be fairly creative and the posts will include resources to first develop background knowledge and writing prompts for students to respond to — on paper or in the NY Times comments section (if they’re thirteen or older).

You can access all my previous ELL posts for The Learning Network here (they include both columns for teachers and interactives for students) and see a list at All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions.

I think, and hope, that teachers and students will find them useful….

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August 18, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Great Piece On Student Boredom & The Writing Prompt I’m Using With It

How to Never Succumb to Boredom is a very good piece over at Bright. I’m going to have students read it and then answer this prompt:

What is the author saying about boredom? Do you agree with his view? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

I’m adding this post to:

The Best Posts & Articles On Boredom & How Students & Teachers Can Deal With It

The Best Posts On Writing Instruction

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August 14, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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I’ll Be Taking A Break From Posting For A Few Days

I’ve got a small handful of blog posts scheduled over the next few days, but I’ll be taking a break for a few days from writing anything new.

I’ll be back “on the job” by the middle of next week after taking the time to both wrap up my next book and to relax a bit before the new school year begins.

Though my blog posts will be slowing down during that time, I suspect I’ll still be active on Twitter.

See you next week!

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