ESL Teaching Hero

Larry Ferlazzo

Activities Inspired by Larry Ferlazzo

Below are strategies or activity ideas on Kid-Inspired Classroom that were either inspired by Larry Ferlazzo or that appear in his blog or books. I will continue to add to this collection with time. You can find lots more from Larry by scrolling down below and checking out his books and articles.

Fun and Effective ESL Vocabulary Activity Text Data Sets
Fun and Engaging ESL Teaching Activity Picture Word Inductive Model
Fun and Effective ESL Conversation Activity 3-2-1 Activity (600x600)
Fun and Effective ESL Reading Activity Read Alouds (600x600)

Larry Ferlazzo Articles & Resources

Larry Ferlazzo is a prolific author as well as a collector of resources. 

I have been following Larry for a while now. I have read many of his articles and a few of his books. I think he writes faster than I read though, so I am not sure I will ever get through the entire corpus of his work. 

Some of his most popular books are the ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, the ELL Teacher's Toolbox, Building Parent Engagement in Schools, Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners, and Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners.

You can check out his Amazon author page here to see a full list of the books he has authored or co-authored.

You can also find free resources from each of his books here.

Larry collects resources from around the web and posts them on his site Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day. This is an absolute treasure trove of resources.

Larry Ferlazzo's Story

Larry Ferlazzo teaches English language learners at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento California and seemingly spends the rest of his time writing.

He is passionate about education and policy and social justice. This can be clearly seen in the works he produces as well as the awards he has won, including the Leadership for a Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation.

His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and so many others that, well, you'll have to check them out for yourself. You can read lots more about Larry Ferlazzo on his About Me page on his blog.


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