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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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Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

The OELA was formed to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

Ohio Education Association

Ohio 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.

Ohio Federation of Teachers

AFT Ohio is the State Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.

Ohio State Parent Information Resource Centers

The mission of the Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is to empower all parents and families by providing information, resources and training to support children&s learning and enhance the environments in which they grow.

Ohio TESOL

Ohio TESOL supports Ohio teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Oklahoma Education Association

Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma State Parent Information Resource Centers

The purpose of the Oklahoma PIRC is to help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and that strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the educational needs of children.

Oklahoma TESOL (OKTESOL)

Oklahoma Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language is a professional association that offers opportunities to develop increased expertise to its members and others working toward the goal of teaching English to speakers of other languages and to nurture effective communication in Oklahoma's multicultural settings while respecting individual language rights.

Online Cloze Passages

This website from Lake Munmorah Public School offers a collection of online cloze passages organized by grade level.

Online Etymology Dictionary

A large searchable database of all kinds of prefixes, suffixes and word roots.

Online Resources: Graphic Organizers

This website from Lee's Summit District in Missouri links to many websites of graphic organizers. Other resources available on the site include supports for grammar, note taking, handwriting, and different styles of writing.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab provides materials for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and teachers, including resource pages, handouts, and exercises.

Oregon Education Association

Oregon 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.

Oregon State Parent Information Resource Centers

Oregon State PIRC provides resources, information, and skills to parents and educators throughout Oregon to strengthen school-family partnerships that create success for all of Oregon&s children and youth.

Oregon TESOL

ORTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL serving teachers, administrators, researchers, and students of the ESL profession in the state of Oregon.

Organization of Chinese Americans

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of nearly 12 million Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

Overview of Second Language Acquisition and Strategies

Downloadable booklet from the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory, "Strategies and Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners." Includes useful information on language levels, acquisition and 10 things teachers can do today to help ELL students.