Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 20, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Holocaust Remembrance Is On Monday, April 24th – Here Are Related Resources

From the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday.

It falls on Monday, April 24th in 2017.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust.

April 13, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Free Resources From All My Books

Every few months, I reprint this post so that new subscribers learn about these resources.

I have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all my books. Clicking on the covers will lead you to them. And look for two new forthcoming books – another one on ELLs that Katie Hull and I are writing (out in the Spring of 2018), and a fourth in my student motivation series (out in the following year):

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Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Problems.
 

 

April 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Guest Post From One Of Our ELL Students: “Challenge”

Felipe Lopez is an exceptional student at our school, Luther Burbank High School.

Here is a short essay he wrote earlier this school year. He has give me permission to publish it here:

CHALLENGE

Everyone has a big, small, good and bad challenge in their life like when people lose a job, death of someone in a family, student who does not pass the grade or change of school and people who move to other city or country. Now I am going to talk about my challenges, to talk about my life experience and my family experience is a big challenge to me because when I talk about my life I always want to cry but now I will face it to write it without anything stop me, my whole life has been a big challenge for me since when I was born until today.

My father died four months before I was born, this has been the biggest challenge in my life because I have never felt the love of a father and I never met my dad, when my father died my mother has no money because they just return from Mexico by the war from the 80’s in Guatemala, my mother took charge about us, when I was born and I grew up I suffered discrimination with my family but we faced it, every time when I went in the town I always called guerrilla or Indian but that make me stronger because I spoke two languages, when I was sixteen years old I decided to come here in this country leaving my mother, my brothers and my friends to study here but I did not know what challenge it was waiting for me, it was a big challenge to me because I could not speak English, anywhere I want to the stores I could not ask the price of things that I wanted to buy and I faced it with a big courage and I entered in the school but it was difficult to me in the first month, I learned English little by little, now I speak it a little than before because I faced my challenges although my challenges were hard.

I am now waiting for new challenges as graduate me from high school and go to college, I am saying again everyone has own challenges in their life, we have different challenges and different experiences if we face our challenges with courage we always pass the test and never lose.

April 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The UN Declares April 12th “International Day of Human Space Flight” – Here Are Related Resources

The United Nations has declared April 12th to be the International Day of Human Space Flight.

April 12, 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin.

Here are all my related “Best” lists:

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space

The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The Best Images Taken In Space

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hubble Telescope

The Best Sites For Learning About A Lunar Eclipse

The Best Sites For Learning About The Northern Lights

The Best Sites For Learning About Meteor Showers

The Best Resources For Learning About The Space Shuttle

The Best Photos & Videos Of The Space Shuttles’ Final Flights

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mars Rover Curiosity

The Best Images (& Explanations) Of The Supermoon

The Best Images Of The Ring Of Fire Eclipse

The Best Sites For Learning About Solar Storms

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Venus Transit”

The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System

The Best Resources For Images From The Planck Satellite

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rosetta Mission

The Best Resources For Learning About NASA’s “New Horizons” Spacecraft

The Best Resources For Learning About The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Best Resources For Learning About The Blue Moon

The Best Resources For “Moon Day”

The Best Sites For Learning About The International Space Station

The Best Resources For Learning About The Blood Moon

The Best Resources On The Recent “Discovery” Of A Possible Ninth Planet

April 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Frank Lloyd Wright Died On This Day In 1959 – Here Are Related Resources


Famed architect Frank Loyd Wright died on this day in 1959.

I have a number of resources about him and his work at The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own).

April 4, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Maya Angelou Was Born On This Day In 1928 – Here Are Resources On Her Life & Work

Maya Angelou was born on this day in 1928.

You might be interested in The Best Resources About Maya Angelou.

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