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This list includes resources teachers can access to increase their knowledge about the topic, such as online learning modules, PowerPoints, practice briefs, practitioner-focused articles, and expert interview videos.

Title of Resource Description Developed by Direct Link to Resource
!Colorín Colorado! A bilingual site for educators and families of ELLs providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities. See the Resources tab. WETA public television, in partnership with American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association Access Resource
WIDA Consortium Resources and information regarding standards, assessment, professional learning, and research focusing on academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse.


Consortium of state education agencies, universities and members of the organization. Access Resource
English Language Learners Policy Research Brief Provides a research update, background information and policy analysis regarding ELLs The National Council of Teachers of English Access Resource
English Language Learners Tips for teaching ELLs, including videos, classroom examples, articles, research, tips for teaching and tips for parents Reading Rockets, a project of WETA public television Access Resource
ESL Desk Vocabulary Vocabulary lists and activities, including high-utility academic vocabulary words. unknown Access Resource
Word Generation Online activities that teach academic and content vocabulary to students. Elementary and middle school versions available for general, science, and social studies vocabulary. Catherine Snow (Harvard University) in collaboration with SERP (Strategic Education Research Partnership) Access Resource
Understanding Language Teaching resources, research information, online professional development focused on language, literacy and content area learning Research team, headed by Kenji Hakuta (Stanford University), WestEd, American Institutes for Research. Access Resource
The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Library Teaching resources, research, presentations, lesson materials, videos Research team at University of Texas, Austin Access Resource
Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners: Research-Based Recommendations for Instruction and Academic Interventions Guidebook compiling research-based instruction for ELLs in reading and math David Francis (University of Houston) and research team Access Resource
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Tools that Empower Spanish-Speaking Parents A set of resources for parents, including legal rights and school procedures Compiled by Myriam Alizo, from one of the centers


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Reading Rockets: English Language Learners A set of resources for educators and families WETA public television, staff and advisers Access Resource

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