Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Natural History Museum Video: “Climate Change in the Marshall Islands”

We have a fair number of Marshallese students at our school, and I have previously posted The Best Sites For Learning About The Marshall Islands.

That list includes lessons I’ve done related to climate change in the Marshall Islands.  The American Museum of Natural History just posted this video that I’m adding to the list:

March 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Random Acts Of Kindness Videos

Earlier today, I shared a “Pay It Forward”-like video, and thought it would be useful if I brought all the similar ones I’ve posted in the past together in one “Best” list. They’re useful for many reasons – I show them to my English Language Learners and have them write and talk about what they saw happen in the clip.

Feel free to let me know of others that I can add:

Liberty Mutual took a portion of this last film and made it into a commercial:

March 14, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Tandem Sculptionary” Is Another Game From Jimmy Fallon Adaptable To The ELL Classroom

I’ve shared many games from Jimmy Fallon Late Night’s show that I’ve modified for my ELL classroom.

Last night, he shared another called “Tandem Sculptionary.”

It’s basically a version of Pictionary. However, instead of drawing, players sculpt clay to use as clues. In this “tandem” game, one player sits behind another to use the clay. That’s not going to work for obvious reasons in most classrooms.

However, since I’ve got plenty of Play-Doh in my room (see Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos), I figure just having a student stand in front and using the clay instead of a whiteboard to give clues would be an easy modification.

Let me know if you have other ideas.

Here’s how it worked on Late Night:

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