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.

A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners
Booklists for Hispanic Heritage!

Booklists for Hispanic Heritage!

Check out these books for children and young adults! See booklists >>
 Working with Unaccompanied Minors

Working with Unaccompanied Minors

What to do in your classroom, immigration organizations, and more. Learn more >>
Getting to Know Your ELLs

Getting to Know Your ELLs

Take a look at these ideas and pass them on! See article >>
A Good Start in the Morning

A Good Start in the Morning

Follow these suggestions for smoothing out busy mornings. Learn more >>
  • Booklists for Hispanic Heritage!
  •  Working with Unaccompanied Minors
  • Getting to Know Your ELLs
  • A Good Start in the Morning
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This Month's Highlights

Welcome to the NEA!

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Colorín Colorado gratefully acknowledges the support of our newest partner, the National Education Association (NEA).

We are delighted that NEA is joining our founding and chief partner, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), in enabling us to provide accurate, up-to-date information about teaching English language learners.

What is Colorín Colorado?

Colorin Colorado

Colorín Colorado.org is the leading national website serving parents and educators of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12.

Our resources can be used in professional development and parent outreach, and you can also connect with us on social media. We look forward to hearing from you!

Survey: What would you like to see on Colorín Colorado in the future?

As we plan our editorial calendar for next year, we'd like to know what new topics you would like to see on our website, what your favorite resources are on Colorín Colorado, and how you're currently using the website. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey and enter your name in a raffle to win a bag of books for your classroom or school library from Colorín Colorado!

Books and Authors

Featured Title: Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

This visually stunning book by Juan Felipe Herrera showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics.  Gorgeous portraits by Raúl Colón complement biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more.

Booklist: Marvelous Moons

Immigration Stories

Take a look at these beautifully illustrated books about mid-autumn lunar celebrations, as well as other multicultural stories about the moon's role in mythology and our daily lives. Bilingual titles are included.

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.

New on Colorín Colorado!

Essential Actions: 15 Research-based Practices to Increase ELL Student Achievement

Essential Actions: A Handbook for Implementing WIDA's Framework for English Language Development Standards

In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Bright Ideas author Kristina Robertson offers an overview of WIDA's new Essential Actions handbook and shares a step-by-step process for using this tool as part of a professional learning community focused on meeting ELLs' academic language needs. Kristina also includes ideas for reflection and collaboration.