Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution and death in Myanmar are numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

Here are resources to help teach and learn about what is happening (you might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day):

The Rohingya Crisis is from CNN.

Rohingya crisis explained in maps is from Al Jazeera.

Myanmar’s Nobel Peace laureate is hiding from the world as her country moves closer to genocide is from Vox.

A Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Shame is from The NY Times.

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 They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.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 They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.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

September 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners

I have several “Best” lists providing recommendations to teachers of different content subjects if they have English Language Learners in their classrooms (I’ll share links to them in a moment).

However, we’re all very busy, and some teachers are not going to create the time to go through a bunch of posts and articles.

That’s one reason I previously published The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs In Their Classes – Please Suggest More.  That list contains what I think are the best short (four-or-five minutes each) videos that can show helpful examples to – as the title suggests – content teachers.

Today’s list is basically a text version of that one – I’m sharing a handful of short pieces that can be scanned by a content teacher to get basic helpful advice for teaching ELLs.

I’m intentionally keeping this list short.  However, if you think I’ve missed any excellent overviews out there, please do let me know.

Here are the “Best” lists where I have a longer list of specialized content resources:

The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners

The Best Resources On Assisting ELLs With Special Needs – Help Me Find More

Here’s a more generalized list:

The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes

My books on teaching ELLs also have extensive chapters on teaching Social Studies and Art to ELLs.

Here are my recommendations for articles giving The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners:

Do’s & Don’ts For Teaching English Language Learners is an excerpt from one of the books Katie Hull and I have written.

Four Surefire Techniques for Engaging English Language Learners is an excellent article by Valentina Gonzalez.

A Quick-Start Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners is by Wendi Pillars.

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom is by Jennifer Gonzalez.

Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom: Language Tips is from Colorin Colorado.

August 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About School Dress Codes

As the new school year begins, one issue that schools and students will be dealing with are student dress codes.

Here are some thoughtful resources that administrators and teachers might find helpful (you might also be interested in The Best (Or, At Least, The Most Interesting) Posts On Teacher Attire):

The Myth of the Disrupted Classroom is by Tom Rademacher.

5 Things Public Schools Can and Can’t Do When It Comes to Dress Codes is from The ACLU.

Short shorts, spaghetti straps, halter tops no longer no-nos at San Jose Unified is from The San Jose Mercury News.

All Schools Should Look At This Dress Code That Finally Gets It Right is from Scary Mommy.

Debate: Are School Dress Codes Sexist? is from Scholastic.

Do school dress codes end up body-shaming girls? is from CNN.

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