Resource: Larry Ferlazzo’s “Website Of The Day” Blog

Recently I stumbled across Larry Ferlazzo’s Website Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL & EFL and was impressed with the collection of resources available on his English for beginners/lower intermediate page.

As it’s a blog dedicated to “websites of the day”, the main component of it is obviously links to other sites; he points out that his links lead to activities created by others – companies, public institutions or individual teachers – and made available online on blogs or sites.

A couple of my favorites were
-From Game-EFL, an I-Spy-like activity called Huntsville.
-The Clifford Stories (who doesn’t love this big red dog?) from Scholastic.
-From PBS Kids, Word Play where you can “watch” the meaning of words.

There are stories, vocabulary activities, time-telling practice, and much more; there are also multiple ways you can incorporate these activities into class if you have computer and internet access. Note that in contrast (at least somewhat) to many activities I mention here at the TEFL Logue, the majority of those on Larry Ferlazzo’s site do appear to be aimed at young learners, so take a good spin around the site and decide what is applicable to your learners’ needs and interests.