Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“ELL Students ‘are no Strangers to the art of Argumentation'”

ELL Students ‘are no Strangers to the art of Argumentation’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, suggestions on teaching ELLs academic language are contributed by Julie Harris, Emily Phillips Galloway, Nonie Lesaux, John Spencer, Erik M. Francis, and Donna DeTommaso – Kleinert.

Here are some excerpts:

I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

April 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Author Interview: ‘101 Strategies To Make Academic Vocabulary Stick'”

Author Interview: ‘101 Strategies To Make Academic Vocabulary Stick’ us the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Marilee Sprenger, author of the book, “101 Strategies To Make Academic Vocabulary Stick,” agreed to answer a few questions.

Here are some excerpts:

April 22, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Teaching ELLs to Write Academic Essays”

Teaching ELLs to Write Academic Essays is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Tan Huynh, Vicky Giouroukakis, Maureen Connolly, Margo Gottlieb, and Ivannia Soto share suggestions on assisting English Language Learners with academic writing skills.

Here are some excerpts:

April 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Animated Video I’ve Done With Ed Week: “What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?”

Next month, I’ll be publishing a series over at my Education Week Teacher column on “transfer of learning.”

In preparation for that series, I worked with Education Week to create an animated video on the topic, which you can find at the bottom of this post.

I’ve written a lot about transfer, including devoting a chapter in one of my books to the topic (see an excerpt from that chapter published by The Washington Post, The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge) and publishing a popular “Best” list – The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More.

In my book I give credit to the late Grant Wiggins for an example of how to promote transfer through generalizing.  He used the example of students learning about the qualities of a successful social movement from analyzing the women’s movement.  I also use that example in the video but, because of a miscommunication, credit to him , unfortunately, doesn’t appear.  You can see links to several articles by him on the topic at my “Best” list.

Here’s the video:

April 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘It Won’t Be Easy’: An Interview Tom Rademacher”

‘It Won’t Be Easy’: An Interview Tom Rademacher is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Tom Rademacher, author of the new book, “It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter To Teaching,” agreed to answer a few questions.

Here are some excerpts:

April 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“End the Year With Moments ‘Students Will Remember'”

End the Year With Moments ‘Students Will Remember’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Pernille Ripp, Alfonso Gonzalez, Jeremy Adams, Roxanna Elden, Ann Mausbach, Kim Morrison, Michael Haggen, and Maia Heyck-Merlin contribute their ideas on how to end the school year well.

Here are some excerpts, as well as a reminder of the Facebook Live discussion that I’ll be hosting on the topic this Wednesday:

I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong.

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