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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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Best Evidence Encyclopedia: ELLs

The English-language Learners section of the Best Evidence Encyclopedia summarizes the impact of a few online reading programs for English-language learners and other language minority students in the elementary grades.

Between the Lions

Between the Lions is an award-winning PBS children's series designed to help young children learn to read. The Web site includes games and materials from the show, including a literacy curriculum aimed at children ages 4-7.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

BBBSA provides one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and children primarily from single-parent families in programs throughout the United States including School-based Mentoring Teacher programs.

Bilingual Educator Jobs

NABE.org has a job board where you can register to receive email notifications about positions as well as browse for open jobs online. Be sure to check your state Bilingual Association affiliate’s website for additional links.

Bilingual Graphic Organizers

Many graphic organizers in both Spanish and English from the Pomperaug Regional School District 15 in Connecticut.

Blank Essay Template

These templates were created to accompany Janet M. Parady, M.S.Ed.'s article, "Helping Your Child Write an Essay: Organizing and Brainstorming." Ms. Parady is head of the high school Language Arts Department at Landmark School in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts.

Bloom's Taxonomy: An Introduction

This site offers an introduction to different stages of Bloom's Taxonomy theory, as well as methods for applying the theory in lesson plans.

Book Adventure

Using Book Adventure, young readers not only receive the intrinsic satisfaction of reading a book and demonstrating their comprehension through short quizzes, but also earn rewards for reading and demonstrating comprehension of the books they've read.

Bookshare

Bookshare, the world's largest accessible digital library for people with print and learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), provides free membership to qualified U.S. schools and students, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education. Get access to more than 43,000 digital books, textbooks and teacher-recommended readings to help your child succeed and enjoy reading independently.

Breaking News English.com

This site offers free and reproducible current news articles and MP3 audio files, communication activities, partnered work, discussions, readings and vocabulary.

Bridges 4 Kids

Bridges 4 Kids is a non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referrals for parents and professionals working with children from birth through transition to adult life. The organization provides a circle of support for ALL children, with a special focus on those who have disabilities, special needs, or who are at-risk.

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)

Provides technical assistance to service providers working with refugee children and their families in the U.S.

Bringing up Baby Bilingual Blog

Website with many links to research, articles and useful links to support bilingual language development.

BRYCS: Involving Refugee Parents in Their Children's Education

Resources for helping educators increase parent outreach to refugee families.

BRYCS: Welcoming and Orienting Newcomer Students to U.S. Schools

Resources targeted towards helping newcomer students adjust to their U.S. school environment.

Building Academic Vocabulary

This site by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) offers lots of information about how to help students build academic vocabulary. Although designed to promote instructional materials sold by ASCD, the site has information that any teacher could use to enhance vocabulary instruction.

CAL: Cultural Orientation Resource Center

The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center provides technical assistance regarding the cultural and community orientation refugees receive, either before their resettlement in the United States or after their arrival, as well as about their likely resettlement needs. The COR Center is part of the Center for Applied Linguistics.

CAL: ELL Testing & Assessment Resources

CAL presents a number of projects and resources designed to encourage and foster higher levels of academic achievement among English language learners through its assessment projects.

CAL: What Teachers Need to Know About Language

This digest from the Center for Applied Linguistics summarizes a paper by Lily Wong Fillmore and Catherine Snow, "What Teachers Need to Know About Language." Discusses areas such as language acquisition, why English is difficult to learn, and error correction for ELLs.

California and Nevada TESOL

CATESOL, which represents teachers of English language learners throughout California and Nevada, promotes excellence in education for English-language learners and a high-quality professional environment for their teachers.

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