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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Adolescent Literacy

Achieve, Inc. Resource Center for Standards

Features a searchable database of state and international academic standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, organized conveniently by subject, state, grade level, topic, and keyword. Allows for sophisticated searches and side-by-side comparisons of state standards.

AdLit.org: Books and Authors

AdLit: Books & Authors is a part of AdLit.org, WETA's Adolescent Literacy Web site. Books & Authors offers themed booklists for young adults, exclusive author video interviews, and guided discussions for specific books.

AdLit.org: Literacy and Literature for High School Language Learners

An article from AdLit.org on multicultural considerations when choosing books for high school language learners.

AdLit.Org: Reading Motivation Articles

Reading motivation articles on our sister site about adolescent literacy, AdLit.org.

AdLit.org: Strategy Library

This resource offers comprehensive list of strategies for each phase of the comprehension lesson — before, during, and after reading.

California Dropout Research Project

The California Dropout Research Project addresses the educational crisis of dropouts in the California school system through the synthesis of research to inform policymakers and the larger public about potential solutions.

DC Public Library: Booklists for Teens

The DC Public Library offers suggested booklists for teens sorted by different categories, such as graphic novels, humor, faith, and fantasy.

Reading Is Fundamental: Reading Motivation Articles

Articles covering a wide range of reading motivation topics from Reading Is Fundamental.

Secondary Newcomer Programs: Helping Recent Immigrants Prepare for School Success

This article by researcher Dr. Deborah Short provides an overview of newcomer programs and how they address students linguistic, academic, and acculturation needs.

TeacherVision: Language Arts Graphic Organizers

These graphic organizers can be used to prepare for a five-paragraph essay, organize sentences in a paragraph, map concepts and events, compare topics with a Venn Diagram, organize notes for a presentation, create a double-entry journal, and much more.

Teaching Adolescent English Learners Using Non-fiction Text

This article from the Journal of Education and Human Development highlights an instructional practice designed to give ELL students more access to content by using specific strategies with non-fiction text.