Resources for Parents

Links
Google Translate: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#q=google%20translate&es_th=1

Organizations
CAL: Center for Applied Linguistics: http://www.cal.org/resource-center/briefs-digests/digests
WIDA Consortium: http://www.wida.us/
Alternate ACCESS for ELLs: English language proficiency standards and ACCESS assessment specifically designed for ELLs with disabilities: http://alternateaccess.wceruw.org/index.aspx
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages - http://tesol.org/s_tesol/index.asp
Northern New England TESOL - http://www.nnetesol.org/
Maine Department of Education ESL and Bilingual Programs: http://www.maine.gov/education/esl/index.shtml
Portland Public Schools Multilingual and Multicultural Center - http://www.portlandschools.org/schools/multilingual/index.html
Colorin Colorado - http://www.colorincolorado.org/index.php?langswitch=en

Games for Language Practice
Arcademic Skill Builders: Educational Online games for kids - http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
Internet TESL Journal - Games: http://iteslj.org/games/ , http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Games/Games_Requiring_JavaScript/ , http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Games/Games_Requiring_Flash_or_Shockwave/
Kid Port Reference: Word recognition and vocabulary practice online games for ELLs - http://www.kidport.com/Trial/ELLP/Words/Words.htm
Many Things - Skills practice website: http://www.manythings.org/
Panwapa: Sesame Street Workshop interactive online game exploring different cultures and languages - http://www.panwapa.org/
PBS Kids: Videos, online games and more! http://pbskids.org/
Starfall - Elementary level online games and activities: http://www.starfall.com/

Book List for High Interest/ Low Reading Levels:

Resources for parents of internationally adopted students:

The Language Development of Younger Internationally Adopted Children: http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/59789/








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