Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Food

 

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got a few more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on Food!

Fruit

Vegetables

Food Words

The Farm

Even More Food Words

Kitchen

Making a Sandwich Audio Game

Describing Fruit Audio Game

Food-Matching

Learning Chocolate Food

Vegetables

Food Vocabulary Games

October 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Home

 

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on Home!

Electronics

The Living Room

Bedroom

Dining Room

Bathroom

More Bathroom

Kitchen

More Kitchen Words

Cleaning Supplies

My Home

What’s In The Bathroom?

How Do You Help At Home?

Homes

Moving Story

Furniture

Many Home Activities

More Home Activities

Learning Chocolate House

October 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Family

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on Family!

Here are my choices:

Family Words

Family Members

Baby Words

Family Game

Family Tree

Family Tree Two

Family Game 2

Animation Game

October 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Halloween & The Day Of The Dead

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on Halloween and The Day of the Dead (you can see my extremely lengthy list on Halloween for students of all language levels here):

HALLOWEEN

Halloween Words

MES Games

Halloween Word Match

Halloween Costumes ESL Vocabulary Memory Game

Halloween Vocabulary ESL Memory Game – Ghost, Mask, Pumpkin

Halloween British Council

Halloween Activities

 

DAY OF THE DEAD

Picture Matching Quiz

September 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Numbers

 

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on numbers:

Numbers

Number Exercises

Numbers 1 to 10 ESL Vocabulary Interactive Board Game

Numbers 10 to 100 ESL Vocabulary Interactive Board Game

Months and Ordinal Numbers ESL Vocabulary Game Activity Online

Numbers From The British Council

Numbers 1 to 10 Vocabulary – Listening Memory Game

Numbers 10 to 20 Vocabulary – Listening Memory Game

Numbers Game

September 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Slideshow For ELLs: “Cline” or “Spectrum” On Temperature

Clines, also known as spectrums, are a good way to teach English Language Learners various vocabulary “gradations.”

We’re starting a unit on “Descriptions” this week in my ELL Beginner’s class, and here’s slideshow I put together in a few minutes to teach “boiling, hot, cool, cold, freezing” using both climate and food/beverages. The “answer key” is on the last slide.

After I do some quick initial teaching of the words, I place them on sticky notes around the world. I show an image, and then students go to the area they think it represents. Later, student write the words using a diagonal line (see lots of examples here).

Here’s both the PowerPoint itself, and the embedded Slideshare version:

September 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Using “Spot The Difference” Pictures With ELLs

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

I like to use “Spot The Difference” pictures with my Beginning English Language Learners.

There are plenty online, and I’m usually able to find one related to the theme we’re studying at the time (just search “Spot The Difference +[theme] )

For example, we’re learning about “School” right now, and I found this Spot The Difference picture of a classroom.  Students first labeled objects in the picture that they already knew.

Students will use these sentence frames tomorrow, share with partners and then share with the class.  It’s a fun way to review and practice writing, speaking and listening.  The sentence frames obviously be modified in many different ways:

Are there any other ways you use Spot The Difference images?

You might also be interested in The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development.  I use those in in a similar way.

I’m adding this info to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

September 17, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Clothes

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on vocabulary about clothes:

Men’s Clothing

Women’s Clothing


ESL Clothes Vocabulary Video Lesson

Clothes Vocabulary ESL Memory Game

Weather, Clothes Vocabulary Spelling Activity for ESL Practice

Clothes in Closet

Clothes (click on “clothes”)

clothes matching game

Clothes and Body Game

Clothes Game

Clothes Hangman

Clothes and Colors

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