Teacher Resources

Reading: Grades K - 3

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.  This website includes information about the most effective ways to teach ELL students (or ESL students), methods for encouraging learning, and ways to promote family involvement. Also visit their bilingual sister site ColorinColorado.org, which is specifically focused on how to help ELL students succeed in school.

Working with Children Who Have Had No Formal Reading Instruction in Their First Language.

Bank Street's Literacy Guide offers suggestions on how to work with ELLs who have had no formal reading instruction in their first language.