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These tips were created with the generous support of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Colorin Colorado. These strategies for schools and early childhood classrooms showing how to support ELLs, and Immigrant families in the classroom are FREE through the Colorin Colorado website and shared though this TPT store. Rights and credits are given to appropriate sources.
This 169 page guide is user-friendly, (8.5”x 11”) and in PDF format to ensure proper printing. They are intended to be shared in the school professional educator community – to help teachers with ELLs and administrators with Immigrant families.
"This Colorín Colorado guide presents more than 50 strategies that educators in schools and early childhood settings can use and share with colleagues, families, and community partners. Educators can use a number of these ideas with a broader population as well. Each strategy includes features such as:
1. Why this matters: An overview of how the topic relates to immigrant students/families
2. Tips for getting started: Specific, concrete ideas targeted for educators
3. Recommended resources: Guides, books, articles, research reports, and other materials
4. Recommended videos: Video clips that can enhance staff training
5. Examples from the field: Brief anecdotes and quotes from a 2017 audience survey,
news items, and communication with our audience, partners, and advisors." ~ http://www.colorincolorado.org/
READING TIPS. Although organized by grade, feel free to download the one that best meets the need of your student or child. Available in the following languages / stages of development:
Baby & Toddler:
Baby, Toddler, PreK, K, 1, 2 & 3:
Grades 1 & 3:
“Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs). Colorín Colorado is an educational service of WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation's capital, and receives major funding from the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.” ~ http://www.colorincolorado.org/