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English Language Learners

The population of English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. public schools is on the rise. Learn about the most effective ways to teach ELL students (or ESL students), how to create a welcoming classroom, and ways to promote family involvement. For many more resources, visit our bilingual sister site Colorín Colorado, which is specifically focused on how to help ELL students succeed in school.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Nick Spano

Meet real-life children who struggle with reading but don't give up! A lively show geared for kids.

Rita Moreno

Explore the challenges of teaching English language learners to read, and the different ways schools are working to create bilingual readers.

Annette Bening

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. " — Neil Gaiman