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Colorín Colorado 

Colorín Colorado provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners. 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. Colorín Colorado is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital. Major funding comes from the American Federation of Teachers.

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Educator Toolkit: Reaching Out To Parents of English Language Learners
  • Reaching out to ELL Students and Families
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
The goal of this toolkit is to help you reach out to parents and families of ELL students effectively and make them a vital part of their children’s...
Assisting Struggling ELLs
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This resource includes a chart that maps out possible explanations for why an ELL student may be struggling. Possible explanations include language...
Talking with Children About School Violence
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
In the wake of school violence, many families and educators may have questions about how to help children cope with the tragedy. Some adults may...
What ELL Educators Need to Know as Schools Reopen
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS, PD, SS
Join Lydia Breiseth of Colorín Colorado , Kristina Robertson, Alonso Jaque-Pino and Share My Lesson for a session on the possible steps for reopening...
You Are Welcome Here: Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Newcomer Immigrant Students
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Please join Lydia Breiseth, Ameena Elder, Nadra Shami of Colorín Colorado and Share My Lesson to learn what it takes to help newcomer immigrant...
Encouraging ELL Student Language Use
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
In this interview clip, Dr. Kenji Hakuta talks about the importance of having more student talk time when engaging English language learners (ELL)...
ELL Starter Kit for Educators: Language Skills
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This starter kit provides helpful monitoring forms for PK-12 educators who work with ELL students to find out if they are on track in learning the...
Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holidays
The first step in implementing more culturally responsive instruction is recognizing how our own cultural conditioning is reflected in our teaching:...
Reading Tips for Educators: Grades 4-6
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Tips for teachers on how to teach reading to ELL students in grades 4-6. Reading tips sheets include information, age-appropriate strategies, and...
Reading Tips Sheet for Educators: Grades 7-12
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Reading tips with information for teachers on how to teach reading to ELL students in grades 7-12. Sheets include information, age-appropriate...