EL Parent Resources
Resources listed here support parents and communities of emergent bilinguals.
- Illinois State Board of Education
External resources, presentations, webinars, communication with families, and notifying Parents About School Programs.
- US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) provides national leadership to help ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academic success.
- ESL Support - How Parents Help Their ESL Children Learn English
Parents helping their ESL children learn English is a multi-faceted process. Small steps combine to create an eager and capable student.
- Reading Tip Sheets for Parents
Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. These one-page Reading Tip Sheets are available in thirteen languages and offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers.
- Reading Rocket - More Reading Tips for Parents
A child's success as a reader begins much earlier than the first day of school. Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home.
EL Student Resources
- Learning Chocolate - English Vocabulary Learning Platform
This site has games and resources for students to support the development of English language and vocabulary.
- Hello World
More than 800 FREE English games and activities.
- Imagine Learning
The Imagine Learning Suite of online PreK–8 Literacy, Math, and Assessment solutions ignites engagement, maximizes personal relevance, amplifies confidence, and inspires breakthroughs for all learners.
Continental eBooks: Finish Line
Online test practice.
Assessment Resources for Parents and Students
- WIDA ACCESS 2.0 Practice Tests
Practice taking the ACCESS test online. All you need is a computer with audio capabilities.
- NWEA MAP Practice Tests
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) information and practice tests.
- IAR Parent Resources
Access a variety of parent resources to help your child prepare for IAR testing.
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