Colorin Colorado: Helping children read... and succeed!

Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.

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Updated! Technology and ELLs

Updated! Technology and ELLs

Our resources include tips & ideas for teachers and parents! See section >>
Computer-Based Testing & ELLs

Computer-Based Testing & ELLs

What do new computer-based tests mean for ELLs? Learn more >>
Latinas Who Made a Difference

Latinas Who Made a Difference

Celebrate these Latina heroines for Women's History Month! See booklist >>
2015 Pura Belpré Winners

2015 Pura Belpré Winners

Congratulations to these authors and illustrators! See winners >>
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Unaccompanied Children in Schools: What You Need to Know

The following tips from the American Federation of Teachers offer useful, basic information about unaccompanied children and what schools need to know to best meet their needs.

Books and Authors

Migrant Students: Resources and Booklists

Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez

In honor of Migrant Farmworker week and César Chávez's birthday (March 31), learn more about the challenges that face migrant students and how to provide them with opportunities for success. This section features video clips, articles, and bilingual children's books.

In honor of César Chávez's birthday (March 31), learn more about the challenges that face migrant students and how to provide them with opportunities for success. This section features video clips, articles, and bilingual children's books, including a César Chávez booklist.

Books for the Month of March

Women's History

March is a busy month! For related booklists, check out these booklists from Reading Rockets:

This Month's Highlights

Answering Guiding Questions with Middle School ELLs

See how middle school ELL teacher Katie Soto engages her students in a discussion about the novel Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck through related guiding questions.

This video is part of our Common Core and ELLs project from Poughkeepsie, NY.

Recommended Resources

Professional Title: Creating a College Culture for Latino Students: Successful Programs, Practices, and Strategies

Professional Booklist: Academic Language and ELLs

Concha Delgado Gaitan, an award-winning professor, scholar, and first-generation Latina college graduate, shares winning strategies for creating effective college-readiness programs for Latino students of all ages at the district and school level. Topics covered include working with families to promote Latino student achievement and best practices for counselors, tutors, teachers, and administrators.