Best of 2020: New Resources on Colorín Colorado

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This in-depth resource page features new ELL content Colorín Colorado produced during 2020, including articles, guides, videos, booklists, and more.

Throughout the ups and downs of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorín Colorado team has been hard at work creating resources for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs).

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For updates on policy and research, take a look at COVID-19 and ELLs resource section for administrators.

Supporting ELLs Through COVID-19

Student studying at homeColorín Colorado has played a leading role in providing timely resources for supporting ELLs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are featured in our COVID-19 and ELLs Resource Section.


Distance Learning for ELLs

Communicating with Multilingual Families

Resources for Multilingual Families

Resources for Administrators

Webinars and Videos

Share My Lesson Webinars

Distance learning and ELLs Part I: What do we know so far? This webinar features Diane Staehr Fenner from SupportEd, teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo, and Lydia Breiseth with Colorín Colorado discussing the challenges of distance learning during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Note: This webinar was Share My Lesson's second most popular webinar for 2020!

Video Interviews

Kellie Jones, Director of Bilingual Education (Brockton Public Schools, MA)

Nathaniel Provencio, Associate Superintendent (Prince William County Schools, VA)

Karen Woodson, Former Elementary School Principal & EL Director (MD)

Talking About Racism and Violence

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These resources can help promote deeper understanding around the issues of racism and violence. They also can contribute to discussion of these topics with colleagues and students.


My Name: Books for Children and Young Adults

Your Name Is a Song

Names matter. These stories for readers of all ages explore names that are given, taken away, changed, or mispronounced, and the questions that children might have about their name.

Award-Winning Books 2020

Your Name Is a SongThe titles on this booklist were recognized by a variety of book/media awards, including:

  • the Caldecott Medal
  • the Pura Belpré Award
  • the Walter Award
  • the Coretta Scott King Book Award
  • the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award for Literature.


These resources would not have been possible without support from our founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association.

In addition, we are deeply grateful for the input from the AFT ELL Educator cadre, our advisors, and our incredible, dedicated audience — always ready to share another idea, resource, or question. Thank you!



You are welcome to print copies or republish materials for non-commercial use as long as credit is given to Colorín Colorado and the author(s). For commercial use, please contact [email protected].

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