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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

You can also see this list organized by type of organization, by focus, or by audience.

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ESL Kids Stuff

ESL resources for English teachers can be found here, including printable flashcards, worksheets, lesson plan ideas, games, clip art images, and ESL jobs.

ESL Magazine

Learn more about subscription options for ESL Magazine from this website.

ESL Mini-Conference

The site provides an efficient way for new as well as seasoned ESL professionals to make a difference in the trends and issues of our rapidly developing field.

ESL Through Music

This website from The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers features links to many music and language-building resources, including lesson plans, materials ideas, and research information.

ESL Writing Wizard: Handwriting Practice

This site lets you create your own handouts of words that students can practice writing. The paper is lined and the word is outlined in small dot print. Good for ELL students developing initial literacy skills.

ESL/Bilingual Resource Guide for Mainstream Teachers

For a quick guide to working with ELL students, check out this resource from the Portland Public Schools (OR). You'll find useful, practical information in an accessible format that you'll return to again and again, including an excellent language acquisition chart and a glossary of ELL terms.

Etta Israel Center

Founded in 1992, the Etta Israel Center (EIC) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to raising awareness and sensibility towards people with special needs.

Eunice Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been a pioneer in research, education, and service for people with developmental disabilities and their families for over three decades.

Evaluating Prior Knowledge

Example of an "Anticipation/Reaction" activity from the North Central Regional Education Laboratory.

Even Start Family Literacy

Even Start works to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of the Nation's low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program.

Every Picture Tells a Story

This lesson plan from The Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge program demonstrates how pictures are a visual means of communication in which we can retell the story using specific strategies. It also provides support to help ELLs grasp the elements of a story, including characters, setting, and plot.

Everybody Wins!

Everybody Wins! is a privately-funded non-profit organization devoted to increasing children's prospects for success in school and in life through one-to-one reading experiences. POWER LUNCH is a lunch-time literacy and mentoring program pairing elementary school students with adult volunteers.

Everything ESL

This comprehensive site includes content-based lesson plans, activities, recommendations on classroom materials, and discussion boards for working with minority students.

Everything ESL: Challenges for ELLs in Content Area Learning

This article provides an overview of the challenges ELLs face in their content-area classes, such as math, science, and social studies. Understanding these challenges will help both ELL and content-area teachers adapt instruction for ELL students.

Everything ESL: Classroom Lesson Plans

Everything ESL offers more than 45 content-based lesson plans for beginning through intermediate ELL students. Subjects covered include literature, social studies, science, and holidays/culture.

Everything ESL: Content-Based Science Instruction for ELLs

Everything ESL offers ideas for teaching thematic science units in the ELL classroom.

Everything ESL: Graphic Organizers

This site contains plenty of ready to use graphic organizers. It also provides several links that allow you to personalize your organizers, so you can better meet the needs of your classroom.

Everything ESL: Modifying Lessons for ELLs

This template provides a guide for modifying lesson plans to adapt to ELLs' needs.

Everything ESL: Quick Tips

This site has short, helpful tips for the educator in a hurry. It offers an overview of a variety of techniques to improve the ELL student's learning experience.

Everything ESL: Stages of Language Acquisition

Simple description of the stages of language acquisition and recommendations for instructional strategies according to level.

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