Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: “Lunar” Is Impressive Film Incorporating Thousands Of Apollo Images

Here’s the description of this video:

Motion Designer Christian worked with his brother and Composer Wolfgang for 18 months on this shortfilm. The foundation were thousands original NASA photographies, taken from the Astronauts during the Apollo Missions, which were released in September 2015. It is an animated collage using different techniques to bring the stills to life.

I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.

LUNAR from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.

June 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources For Learning About The Seasons Of The Year

There’s a brand new Simon’s Cat video talking about all the seasons of the year, and it would be wonderful for English Language Learner students.

I’ve embedded that video at the bottom of this post. It prompted me to think that it could be useful to bring all my posts about the different seasons together in one place.

Here they are (I’ve updated all of them):

The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer

The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)

The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season

The Best Sites For Learning About The Spring Season

And here’s the Simon’s Cat video:

June 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New TED Talk From Anne Lamott With Great Excerpt On Writing – Here’s How I’m Using It In Class

12 truths I learned from life and writing is the title of a new TED Talk from Anne Lamott.

I’ve embedded it at the end of this post, but I think this is the “money” quote from the talk which would be most useful for teachers. I’m going to share it with students and have them respond to the prompt right below it:

What does Anne Lamott say are the keys to being a good writer? Do you agree with what Lamott is saying? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences, your observations of others, and anything you have read.

I’m adding this post to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Here’s the video of her talk:

June 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: Mandy Harvey On America’s Got Talent Good For Discussion On Perseverance

You may have already seen the performance of deaf singer Mandy Harvey on the America’s Got Talent show.

The first video shows her actual performance, and the brief comments preceding it about her story are worth hearing.

The second video shows the lyrics to her song, “Try,” as they are sung.

I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

June 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

StoryCorps Begins Weekly Video Series That Would Be Excellent For ELLs

I’m a big fan of StoryCorps and have written about them many times.

They’ve recently begun producing a “weekly broadcast” described as “Stories from Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs.”

These are short and simple videos with images and the transcript appearing as the words are spoken.

You can see all of them at this YouTube playlist.

Here’s their latest one:

I’m adding it to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.

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