Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 22, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Excellent NY Times Column Today On Teaching English Language Learners

Thanks to Carol Salva, I learned about today’s NY Times column headlined What Is America to Me?

In it, writer Margaret Renkl tells about her experience working in an ELL classroom in Nashville, and the challenges facing students – especially after the election of President Trump.

Here’s how it ends:


My students have some of the same fears  those Nashville students have, which they wrote about in The Washington Post: ‘Dear President-elect Trump’: Immigrant students write letters asking for ‘the opportunity to demonstrate we are good people.’

July 20, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Use This Interactive To Find Immigration’s Impact On The U.S. Economy

ProPublica has used a recent study on immigration and created a a very useful interactive called The Immigration Effect. With it, you can modify immigration policy and see it’s impact on the U.S. economy.

Here’s an excerpt from their article about the study:

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

July 14, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Hawaii Successful In Getting Judge To Loosen Trump Administration’s Travel Ban

Hawaii was successful early Thursday morning in getting a federal judge to loosen the Trump Administration’s travel ban.

Here’s an excerpt from TIME article, Hawaii Judge Expands List of Relatives Exempt from Trump’s Travel Ban:

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On The Latest Travel Ban By The Trump Administration.

The ruling also affected refugees. See Vox’s article, Trump can’t keep grandparents and refugees out of the country, court says.

July 13, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson Tries To “Thread The Needle”: “How does fracking work?”

This new TED-Ed video and lesson on fracking does a good job “threading the needle” of providing an objective look at the controversial practice, which many teachers will welcome since it can be a tricky issue to handle (especially in communities where fracking is done).

Unfortunately, however, the video is also somewhat boring. But it’s short, and can still function as an important resource that will probably encourage more educators to at least discuss the topic in classrooms.

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