Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Can I Still Rely on the National Reading Panel Report? is an excellent post from literacy expert Timothy Shanahan. I certainly still rely on it, and it was great to read that follow-up studies have found that its recommendations work for English Language Learners, too. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

Quick, Draw!: an adaptation for world language classes is a nice post about using Quick Draw With Google as a language-learning tool. Thanks to CASLS for the tip.

Back-to-School Reading for English-Language-Learner Teachers is from Ed Week.


Tan Huynh shares useful materials here:

Here are some good videos to show to ELLs and then have them talk and write about what they saw:

I’m adding that last one to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More.

August 13, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Don’t Be A Sucker”: Anti-Fascist Video Made By U.S. Military In 1943 Relevant Today

A short clip from this video has been making the rounds on Twitter today.

I could definitely see showing the first six minutes in class and asking students to reflect on how it might, and might not, connect to events that we are experiencing today.

Here’s a description of the video:

Don’t Be a Sucker! is a short educational film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943 and re-released in 1947. The film depicts the rise of Nazism in Germany and warns Americans against repeating the mistakes of intolerance made in Nazi Germany. It emphasizes that Americans will lose their country if they let themselves be turned into “suckers” by the forces of fanaticism and hatred.

You can read more about the film at this Atlantic article about it.


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