Colorin Colorado: Helping children read... and succeed!
A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners
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For Educators

For Educators

This section of Colorín Colorado is a collaboration between Reading Rockets and the American Federation of Teachers.

Across the country, teachers and other educators like you share the exciting but sometimes difficult challenge of teaching English, literacy skills, and academic content to a growing number of English language learners (ELLs). ColorĂ­n Colorado's Educators section was created to help you with that challenge.

This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your class. Although many of the activities have been designed for children in PreK-3, most can be adapted for children in upper elementary, middle school, and high school.

The information on this site was developed with Spanish-speaking students in mind because Spanish speakers comprise more than 70% of ELLs in the United States. Many of these strategies, however, are applicable to all students, no matter what their primary language. The main areas of the Educators section are: