Author Archive


This user hasn't shared any biographical information

San Francisco Essay

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Please type your essay about San Francisco in a Word Document. Then, copy and paste it in the comments section of this post.

Luther Burbank High School Slideshow

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Luther Burbank High School ELD Students View more presentations from mrferlazzo.

Make A Picture Data Set

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Using Wallwisher, please create a San Francisco Picture Data Set using the three categories from the data set we used in the classroom. Find at least five pictures for each category and write a sentence describing each one. You can look for photos through Google. Then copy and paste the url address of your picture […]

Funny Signs

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Look at these funny signs with a partner. Pick at least four and decide why they are funny. Sign Language Copy and paste each picture on Your Draft and explain why each one is funny. Once you are done, please paste the url address of Your Draft in the comments section of this post.

California History Murals

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

We have learned about the California History murals you will be seeing at the Rincon Annex Post Office in San Francisco. You can also see a slideshow of the murals here. After you review the mural slideshow, please use one of these drawing tools to draw one or more pictures that represent an important historical […]

Learning About San Francisco

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

We will be going to San Francisco later this month. Please go to the sites on this list. In the comments section of this post, please list three things you learn and three questions you have about San Francisco. You can learn about San Francisco here: The Best Sites To Learn About San Francisco

Learn About Different Ethnic Groups

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

This week, all the classes at Burbank are learning about the different ethnic groups at our school. Each day, we will be coming to the computer lab and you will be learning about one group. Ms. Hull and Mr. Ferlazzo will tell you which group we are studying on each day. Each day, please write […]

Turn Your Biographical Essay Into A Slideshow

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

You are going to use Bookr to turn your biographical essay into a slideshow. Use your introduction, the topic sentences from each of the paragraphs in the body of your essay, and your conclusion. Look for pictures that will match what you have written. If you know how to use PowerPoint, and would prefer to […]

Write Your Biographical Essay

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Type your essay in a Word document. Then copy and paste it in the comments section of this post.

Biography Videos

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Watch video biographies at the Biography Channel.

Writing A Biography

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Use these sites to help you learn about a person: Fact Monster Sweet Search Biographies Harcourt Biographies Famous People Lessons You can use this site to take online notes: Biocube

Learning About People In The News

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Go to these sites to learn about a person in the news. Use the information you learn to answer the questions on your sheet: CBBC Newsround BBC Learning English Voice Of America Special English Newser Newsmap USA Today Newsdeck New York Times Skimmer FOR FRIDAY ONLY: First, search for an interesting news story or article […]

Compare And Contrast Essay

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Please type your Cinderella Compare and Contrast Essay in Word, and then copy and paste it in the comments section of this post.

Cinderella Movies — Compare and Contrast

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Please use the Venn Diagrams you created for the two Cinderella movies and complete this: Compare And Contrast Map After it’s completed, please print it out. Also, please leave a comment on this post saying which movie you liked the best and why you liked it.

Learn About Zimbabwe

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is based on a story from the African nation of Zimbabwe. Please look at these links to learn more about African and Zimbabwe. Write three things you learn. The Three Tests: A Swahili Tale of Choices The Impossible Task An African Story of Creation Are His Parents From Africa? Zimbabwe […]

Grandfather’s Journey Essay

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Please type your Grandfather’s Journey essay in Word, and then copy and paste it in the comments section of this post.


Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

First read: English version of Cinderella Then read: The Egyptian “Cinderella” The Chinese “Cinderella” The Native American “Cinderella” Then complete an online interactive Venn Diagram comparing the three stories. Leave a comment saying which version you like best and why: I liked ____________________ because ___________________.

Watch Some Movies

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Watch any of the movies at this site (be sure to put the captions on, and please don’t watch the ones in Spanish until you’ve watched all the English ones, first): Brainpop Free Movies

Student Census Posters

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Census Posters View more presentations from mrferlazzo.

Fun Sites

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Go to these sites and create things. You must paste the url of your creation in the comments section of this post and write at least one sentence describing what it is and why you made it. Make a Baby Talk Create A Donut Make Music Make People Dance Design A Snowflake Create A Cartoon […]

What Is An Adjective?

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Please explore these links to learn more about adjectives: Describing Words Using Adjectives Finding Adjectives Practice With Adjectives All About Adjectives The Adjective Detective Grammar Blast: Adjectives Adjectives Quiz People Adjectives Choosing Adjectives Identifying Adjectives BBC Skillwise: Adjectives Enchanted Learning: Adjectives


Friday, March 5th, 2010

Please explore these activities and write in the comments two things that you’ve learned. How to Avoid Plagiarism: A Complete Guide for ESL Learners Plagiarism Quiz Plagiarism Tutorial Library: Plagiarism Tutorial What Is Plagiarism? Plagiarism Cartoons

Census Interactive

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Here’s an exceptional interactive on the Census. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the hardest, how easy or hard were the questions for you? Leave your answer on the comments section, and write a complete sentence.

Writing About Literature

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

These exercises will give you an introduction to what we will be studying next: Learn about similes: Starter activity Main session part 1 Main session part 2 Plenary You can learn about Literary Elements and then take the quiz at this Thinkquest site. Try to create similes in this not-very-easy game from the British Council. […]

Learning How To Type

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Please spend twenty minutes on Dance Mat Typing. You will need your headphones. Then go to Typing Web. You have to register for it. Please write in the comments section which one you like best and why: I liked _____________________ best because _______________.