ABCs of Family Engagement
WIDA's key considerations for building relationships with families and strengthening family engagement practices
Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs)
describe the skills and processes that students demonstrate in language development at each tested grade level
Building Successful Communication Between Parent or Guardian and Teacher
TalkingPoints to Support Exceptional Learners and Families
Video: How does TalkingPoints Translation work?
Dear Colleague Letter the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Justice produced guidance outlining legal obligations for English learners.
English Learner Tool Kit a 10-chapter companion guide to support the above letter, the English Learner Toolkit helps state and local education agencies fulfill their legal obligations to English learners.
Information for Limited English Proficient Parents and Guardians and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them this fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.
Newcomer Toolkit this resource helps U.S. educators; elementary and secondary teachers, principals and other school staff who work directly with immigrant students—including asylees and refugees—and their families.
Individual English Learner Plans (IELPs)
Links to Lists by Building
Colorín Colorado a bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners
Headsprout a research-based, supplemental early reading program that includes ELs
Words without Borders expands cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature
Ohio English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
K-12 ELP Standards
Using ELP Standards - Instructional Guidelines and Resources
Teaching Techniques and Strategies
12 Ways to Support ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom
Authentic Speaking and Listening Strategies
Share 8 Great Reading Tips with Families (in 16 languages)
What's in a Name?
Future Class Documents a collection of the most essential school, district, and state documents
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
UDL and Diverse Learners
UDL with EL Focus