Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 2, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Animated StoryCorps Video: “Driven”

StoryCorps has just unveiled their latest animated video story.

It’s titled “Driven,” and is about Wendell Scott, who was the first African American inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites To Teach & Learn About African-American History.

October 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Useful New Resources Released By StoryCorps


I’ve published several posts about the big Great Thanksgiving Listen Project that StoryCorps is doing with high school students.

Here’s a nice story from TED about it, How telling stories can transform a classroom.

And, today, they released a video animation with useful interviewing tips narrated by NPR’s Steve Inskeep, whose voice any regular NPR listener will recognize…

Speaking of StoryCorps, they also just released one of their great video animations. Here’s how they describe it:

Patrick Haggerty grew up in the 1950s the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington. As a teenager, he began to realize he was gay—something he thought he was doing a good job of hiding until his father Charles offered him some advice.

September 18, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

StoryCorps Releases Helpful “Teacher Toolkit”


I’ve previously published quite a few posts about StoryCorps, including ones on “The Great Thanksgiving Listen,” their big project for high school students to interview a “grandparent or an elder.”

Last week, they released a Teacher Toolkit for The Great Thanksgiving Listen that looks like they actually had real teachers involved in creating it. It’s practical (including permission slips) and has a number of helpful lesson ideas.

I think it’s worth checking-out, even if you aren’t going to use it for the Great Listen. Their app is wonderful, and the teacher materials are useful for anything related to using it with students.

September 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

New StoryCorps Video Is A Good Intro If Students Are Going To Use The App For Interviews

I’ve previously posted about the big initiative StoryCorps is doing this fall to encourage high school students to interview an older person, and I’ve also posted about their fabulous smartphone app for use in those kinds of interviews.

This new StoryCorps animated video would be a nice introduction to the project:

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