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ELL-Parent Resources

ELL Glossary
CCSS Explanation (Spanish) (Vietnamese) (Laotian)
Ten Ways to Promote Language Learning at Home
Guide to Understanding ELDA Scores  (English)  (Spanish (Vietnamese)  (Arabic

Useful Websites for ELL Parents

ACT-American College Testing
• http://www.actinternationalservices.com/en/

Colorín Colorado, a bilingual site (English/Spanish) specifically for English Language Learners

• Español: http://www.colorincolorado.org/?langswitch=es

Reading Tips from Colorín Colorado, available in 11 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Korean, Navajo, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Spanish

http://www.colorincolorado.org/guides/readingtips/     

 

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCHY), a bilingual site (English/Spanish) that is a central source of information on disabilities in children and youth
• English: http://nichcy.org/

• Español: http://nichcy.org/espanol   

 

Common Core Works, a site that provides information about the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics, Parent Roadmaps are available in English and Spanish:  
• English (English/Language Arts)  http://www.commoncoreworks.org/domain/114
• Español: (Matemáticas)  http://www.commoncoreworks.org/Page/367

• Español: (Inglés/Artes del lenguaje en inglés)  http://www.commoncoreworks.org/Page/365  

 

Arkansas Department of Education, Refrigerator Curriculum provides grade-specific concepts and skills that parents can use to prepare their children and support classroom instruction (in English and Spanish):

http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/learning-services/curriculum-and-instruction/resourcematerials-for-lesson-plans

 

Parent Teacher Association, Parents’ Guides to Student Success provide an overview of what children are learning in each grade level in English and Math (in English and Spanish):

http://pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2909

StopBullying.gov
• English:  http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html
• Spanish:  http://espanol.stopbullying.gov/index.html 

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