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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

October 16, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

StoryCorps & Upworthy Create Neat Video Series

I’ve previously posted many pieces about StoryCorps, including their exceptional video animations.

Recently, they began a joint project with Upworthy to create a series of animated videos called #WhoWeAre, “a campaign to share the stories of every Americans, build compassion, and offer hope to a divided nation.:

You can see all of them here.

They’re short and very visually engaging. Here are a couple of their most recent ones:

October 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Many Reclassified ELLs Still Need English-Language Support, Study Finds is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs.

ESSA’s impact on English Language Learners: What we know so far is from ELLevation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

25 ideas for using audio scripts in the ELT classroom is from the English Language Teaching Global Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

The British Council has a nice collection of Word Games. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015–16 is a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics. You can read a summary at Ed Week.

Teach ELLs to Deconstruct Writing Prompts is by Tan Huynh.

TESOL to Host International Summit on the Future of English Learning is from Ed Week.

The On The Same Page blog has a simple lesson to use with this great video. It’s called Guess what is being advertised. I’m adding it to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.

I’m adding the next two tweets to The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More:

This would be a fun video to show English Language Learners and have them describe what they see:

I’m adding these two tweets to The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes:

October 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Would you use time travel to kill baby Hitler?” (& How I Will Use It In Class)

Last year, I published a post titled Killing Baby Hitler & Student “What If?” Projects.

In it, I talked about (and linked to) a regular project I do with my IB Theory of Knowledge and ELD History students where they research and present on a “What If?” possibility from history.

I also discussed a recent addition I had made to the lesson that had been prompted by a New York Times project and the reactions to it from several U.S. Presidential candidates – would they go back and kill baby Hitler.

That addition, and how I connected it to ethics, went very well.

Today, Vox published a new video titled “Would you use time travel to kill baby Hitler?” and it’s embedded below. After my students complete their own responses to the question, I plan on showing the first minute of this video and then skipping to 4:30 to the end. It should be a nice way to finish it.

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