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Teaching ELLs about Presidential Elections


Don't miss Larry Ferlazzo's compilation of "The Best Sites to Learn About U.S. Presidential Elections," which he's found to work well with English-language learners. Mr. Ferlazzo is teaching a government class this semester for intermediate ELLs at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.


Mary Ann,

Thanks for another "plug!"

And thanks for keeping us up-to-date on ELL news. I think I stay pretty informed, but I always learn new info from your blog.


It's been an exciting contest. My students are middle school students so they are susceptible to a lot of influence from peers, news, etc. It's kind of cute. One of my students came in today saying she's not sure if she was a Democrat or a Republican. The kids like the party symbols and flags too. Making sense of the primary system though? Too tough for an American so why should a foreigner get it! What most people get is that it is very expensive yet entertaining.

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