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January 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Infographic: “15 Fairytales From Around the World”

I’m adding this infographic to A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites:

15 Fairytales From Around the World - - Infographic

ADDENDUMN: Here is a comment left by a reader: “An interesting info graphic, but please note the term “Eskimo” is no longer an acceptable name for the people of the north. In Canada the term is Inuit / Inuk. Eskimo is seen as derogatory.
I didn’t read the rest of the descriptors thoroughly, but would hesitate to use this if in the main body there was a major flaw.”

January 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Two VERY Different Online Resources For Exploring Historical “Objects”

Here are two new additions to The Best Resources For Using “Object Lessons” In History:

Confronting Racist Objects is an interactive from The New York Times.

What It Means To Be An American is an interactive from the Smithsonian:

Upload a photograph of an object in your home and explain what it tells us about your family’s American story and why it belongs in the collections of the National Museum of American History.

January 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

A Look Back: “Download All Lesson Plans & Student Hand-Outs From Our ELLs & Common Core Book – For Free!”


In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.

You might also be interested in:

 A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009 

 A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2011’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2012’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2013’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2014’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2015’s Best Posts From This Blog

Our book, Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners, was published in 2016, and I shared this post then, too:

Jossey-Bass is making all the lesson plans and student hand-outs from our Navigating The Common Core With ELLs book available for free online – you don’t even have to register to get them!

Just go to our page on the publisher’s site and download away!

January 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Treaty Of Versailles Was Signed On This Day In 1920 – Here Are Resources On World War I

The Treaty of Versailles was signed on this day in 1920.

You might be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About World War I.

January 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video & Transcript Of President Obama’s Farewell Address

The President is giving his Farewell Address right now, and the White House has just released the transcript of his address (Here’s another link).

Barack Obama’s farewell speech in full: annotated is from The Guardian.

I think it’s pretty impressive, and lots of excerpts from it are going to be great Read Alouds and grist for writing prompts.

You can find several other writing prompts connected to the President’s past speeches at Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

I’m adding this post to The Best Places To Learn About President Barack Obama’s Life.

Here’s an embedded video of his speech:

January 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Author Interview: ‘More Mirrors in the Classroom'”

Author Interview: ‘More Mirrors in the Classroom’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Jane Fleming, Susan Catapano, Candace M. Thompson and Sandy Ruvalcaba Carrillo answer a few questions about their book, “More Mirrors In The Classroom.”

Here are some excerpts:

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