Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

Alphabetical Listing by Name

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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Author Website: Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules, a children's author and school librarian, highlights her stories on her Web site with the help of book trailers, teacher guides, videos, and some interactive games.

Author Website: Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera is an author, artist, poet, and playwright who has written and illustrated a number of bilingual children's and young adult books, including Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas and Downtown Boy.

Author Website: Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre is an acclaimed Puerto Rican author and illustrator who has published numerous children's books, including Rafi and Rosi, Salsa Stories, and The Storyteller's Candle: La velita de los cuentos.

Author Website: Maya Christina Gonzalez

Maya Christina Gonzalez is an artist who has illustrated and written a number of colorful bilingual children's books, including My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo and a number of poetry collections by Francisco X. Alarcón.

Author Website: Monica Brown

Monica Brown is an award-winning multicultural children's book author and also publishes scholarly work with a Latino focus.

Author Website: Pam Muñoz Ryan

A site for readers curious about Pam Muñoz Ryan and her works.

Author Website: Pat Mora

Pat Mora's author Web site gives information about her bilingual books for adults, young adults, and children. She coined the word "Bookjoy" and promotes a children's book day called "Día" all year long through the American Library Association.

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

This article from KidsHealth offers parents an overview of autism, signs and symptoms, and different options for treatment. The article is also available in Spanish.

Autism Society

The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through public awareness, advocacy, and education. The Society offers an introduction to autism in Spanish.

Awesome Library: Multilingual Lesson Plans

A listing of lesson plans and multicultural classroom resources offered in many different languages, from Apache to Yiddish. Some languages require special fonts for correct display.

Ballard & Tighe Publishers

Ballard & Tighe publishes materials for ELLs. Their materials anticipate and bridge some language, conceptual, and vocabulary gaps that ELLs may have.

Bank Street Literacy Guide: English Language Learners

This section provides guidance to volunteer tutors working with children who are learning English, and for whom English is not their first language.

Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish: Books About Latino Culture

The Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos has created a database of recommended books (in English) about Latino culture. The site has a sorting feature so users can sort by grade level, age, setting, or publisher.

Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish: Books in Spanish

The Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos has created a database of books in Spanish. Search features include grade, country of origin, and topic.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation supports literacy efforts across the country where parents and children can learn to read together.

Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books is a company offering children's books, CDs, and gifts designed to cultivate and encourage creativity, independence, and diversity.

Barefoot Books: Educational Resources

These activities, worksheets, and ideas from Barefoot Books encourage children to explore the world around them in creative ways.

Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools

The Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools (BayCES), is a nonprofit organization that assists schools, school districts, and community groups in the work of creating or redesigning schools to elevate overall achievement. The BayCES mission is to dramatically improve educational outcomes and life options for students and families who have been historically underserved by their schools and districts. BayCES is a network of equitable, high performing, small public schools.

BBC: Learning English

The BBC "Learning English" webpage offers English language-learning multimedia tools such as short courses and quizzes to test grammar and vocabulary. They offer some material in other languages, including Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Benefits of Using Sentence Frames

Sentence frames are one easy way to focus on a language structure, provide scaffolded support for ELLs and explicitly teach English language structures.

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