The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.
If you have never written a resume, or need some ideas for a cover letter, here is an ESL example that you can refer to when writing your own.
The San Diego Unified School District's parent resource page offers general school policy information in multiple languages, along with helpful articles about testing, attendance, and student performance.
Link to the San Diego Summer Reading Program website with booklists, activities, games, and reading resources for kids and teens.
The San Francisco Public Library offers a kids section includes games, booklists, and educational resources.
The Children's division of Santillana features translations of Spanish-language classics and best-selling titles to authentic literature titles. Authors include Alma Flor Ada, Megan McDonald, Arnold Lobel, Margarita Robleda, and Roald Dahl.
This website offers a scholarship directory that Hispanic students can browse. Results can be sorted by field of study, deadline, state, type of scholarship, and citizenship status.
This homework tool allows parents and students to create their own flashcards for subjects such as math and vocabulary.
Scholastic News English/Español is a classroom magazine available by subscription with a flip-format that lets students read the same content in both English and Spanish. The magazine connects its topics to Latino cultures and offers family activities that can be sent home.
Scholastic Parents provides information about child development, tips on how to support your child's academic and social growth in school, booklists, and themed activities for learning at home..
Scholastic Teacher offers free lesson plans, interactive activities, a bookfinder tool, book discussions, and many more resources for teachers.
This grid can be used to browse Scholastic's Classroom Books' individual paperback titles organized by Guided Reading, Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), and Lexile Levels.
Links to many back-to-school resources, including examples of welcome letters.
Lessons, articles, and fun activities for students help promote environmental awareness for Earth Day and throughout the year.
Alyssa Zelkowitz gives advice on how to prepare special needs students for a successful fieldtrip. The advice shared supports ESL student participation as well.
Stories and myths from around the world, organized by region.
Fun, ready-to-print poetry activities are the perfect tools to bring words to life. Use these reproducibles to teach new concepts, reinforce past lessons, and inspire creativity.
A list of seven tips for involving bilingual families at school. (Please note that the recommendation to enlist other bilingual children as translators refers to guiding new students at school and assisting with translating at programs, not at parent-teacher conferences.)
Games, author information, and activities based on favorite kids' books — including Magic School Bus, Clifford, Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, Harry Potter, I Spy, and The Babysitters Club. They also offer a community for older students called "The Scene" with message boards, favorite reads, widgets, and more.
Article by David and Yvonne Freeman, "How to Make Your ELL Students Feel at Home." Describes benefits of promoting use of a child's first language.
Article providing ideas for many first day activities to start the year in an exciting way.