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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Books for Kids

These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.

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Featured Book of the Month

I Pledge Allegiance I Pledge Allegiance By: Pat Mora & Libby Martinez Illustrated by: Patrice Barton Age Level: 6-9 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Pat Mora and her daughter share the story of Pat's beloved aunt, Lobo, who is from Mexico but who has lived in the United States for many years. She wants to become a U.S. citizen, and at the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Young Libby is also learning the Pledge this week, at school — at the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge. Libby and Lobo practice together, asking questions and sharing stories and memories until they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.

Let's Read

Check out our Let's Read section for fun ideas and reading activities you can do with your child!

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