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

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Welcoming New Immigrants at the Library

The Hennepin County Library in Minnesota offers resources for welcoming new immigrants to the library, including multilingual resources on their website. This page is an example of library information translated into Somali.

Welcoming Refugees

This initiative and website from the Office of Refugee Resettlement includes multimedia resources, including archived webinars, videos, and social network communities.

West Ed: Reading Apprenticeship Framework

Website for the Reading Apprenticeship Framework that describes the elements of the framework and includes links to articles.

West Virginia Department of Education

Website for West Virginia Statewide Department of Education.

West Virginia Department of Education: Keys to Comprehension

Information and lesson ideas for the "7 Keys to Comprehension" by Susan Zimmermann and Chryse Hutchins. Available on the West Virginia Department of Education website.

West Virginia Education Association

West Virginia Education Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

West Virginia State Parent Information Resource Centers

The WV State PIRC provides technical assistance to parents and educators statewide and to districts that need assistance in meeting Title I and No Child Left Behind parent involvement requirements and by empowering these groups to collaborate meaningfully and meet the educational needs of all children.

WestEd

A nonprofit research, development, and service agency, WestEd strives to enhance and increase education and human development within schools, families, and communities.

WGBH: Open Vault Media and Archives

Open Vault provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The website contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools.

What Is Think, Pair, Share?

This site provides a detailed description of think-pair-share activities and the value of using them in the classroom, as well as useful links on interactive instruction and instructional skills.

What's Special About Non-fiction?

This lesson plan from Scholastic offers ideas about ways to introduce students to nonfiction texts.

Wisconsin Department of Education

Website for Wisconsin Statewide Department of Education.

Wisconsin Education Association Council

Wisconsin Education Association Council is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

Wisconsin State Parent Information Resource Centers

Through the Wisconsin State PIRC, Wisconsin parents will increase their involvement in their children's education and assist them to achieve at a higher level academically.

Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

WITESOL promotes excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages in Wisconsin.

Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis nurtures wonder and learning through the power of discovery, creativity, and imagination. The Wonders of the Day help families and teachers find learning moments in everyday life.

WordCentral.com

Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games.

Worldwide Literacy: ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) in New York City Schools

This document presents statistics from a variety of countries on levels of education and literacy around the world. Published by the Long Island University Spanish Language Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center. New York State Education. May 2005.

Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw provides reliable, accurate information about No Child Left Behind issues — research based reading instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, transfers from failing schools, and public school choice.

Writing Development of ELL Students in a Music Classroom

Music teacher Valerie Erickson-Mesias shares some of her ideas for connect music to writing instruction for ELLs in this presentation.

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