Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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 They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.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

September 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About The Weather

 

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 the weather:

Weather Words

Weather Game

Weather Watcher

Another Weather Game 

Video Lesson For Weather

Weather Activity

Weather Vocabulary Interactive Game

Weather Vocabulary ESL Memory Game for Beginners

Weather Games

Weather Vocabulary Interactive Game for ESL Teaching

Weather Vocabulary ESL Interactive Crocodile Board Game

Weather, Clothes Vocabulary Spelling Activity for ESL Practice

September 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn Colors

 

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 for colors:

The Colors

Colors

Color Matching

Learning Chocolate Colors

Talking About Colors

More Talking About Colors

Colors Vocabulary ESL Interactive Board Game

Colors Vocabulary Crocodile Board Game

Colors Matching Game

Many Color Exercises

Colors Vocabulary Game for ESL Learning and Teaching – Catapult Game

Colors Vocabulary ESL Memory Game

Colors Vocabulary ESL Interactive Board Game

Animals, Colors (Colours), Clothes & Numbers ESL Vocabulary Wheel Game

September 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn Vocabulary About The Human Body

 

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 for the human body:

Body Words

More Body Words

Human Body

Body Parts ESL Vocabulary Game – Sea Battle Volley Game

Body Parts ESL Vocabulary Memory Game

Body Parts ESL Interactive Pirate Board Game

Body Part Words

More Body Words

Parts of the body 1

Parts of the body 2

Parts of the body – head

Body Parts Review

Body Parts

March 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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NY Times Learning Network Announces Winners Of Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest

The New York Times Learning Network has announced this year’s winners of their annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest. You can see them all here.

Here’s one example:

I’ve often used Instagram videos with English Language Learner students to create similar videos. In fact, The Learning Network used videos from my class as examples to introduce the first year of its contest.

You can see many other examples at The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video Apps “Vine” & Instagram.

January 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About “Feelings”

As I shared last month (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 began with:

The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About Sports & Other Fun Activities

The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

Many of the links are the still-active ones I copied-and-pasted from my website. Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Feelings Interactive

Feelings Picture Dictionary

Feelings Matching Game

Feelings Spelling Game

Feelings Vocabulary Test

About Face

Feeling Memory Game

Mood Maker

Feelings Game

Many Emotion Exercises

Quizlet – Feelings

Feelings Exercises

Feelings Pictures

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