Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: Growing Numbers Of “Immigrant” Students

As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing is an important article in The Washington Post.

Here’s an excerpt:

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I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

February 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Close Reading” A Super Bowl Commercial

Carol Jago shared this great video from Poynter from Poynter “close reading” this popular 2014 Super Bowl commercial.

It’s pretty sophisticated, but does provide a nice example of the sort of thing educators can have students do with video:

I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl and to The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos.

February 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Study: Do Tests On Computers Assess Academic or Technological Abilities?

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies is an important article over at Education Week (Report: Kids who took Common Core test online scored lower than those who used paper is a similar one at The Washington Post).

Here’s an excerpt:

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I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

February 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Few More Links For Learning About The Chinese New Year

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Here are a few more additions to The Best Resources For Chinese (Lunar) New Year (also, look for my NY Times student interactive tomorrow on the same topic):

Chinese New Year Songs is from Top Marks.

Chinese New Year is a lesson for ELLs from the British Council.

Here’s a lesson on Festivals from the British Council.

Chinese New Year is celebrated for the 1st time in Glasgow are some fun photos from Getty Images.