The bilingual site ¡Colorin Colorado! , for families and educators of English language learners, is a rich resource from the PBS station WETA in Washington, D. C. The site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources, whether for the ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in class. Although many of the activities have been designed for children in PreK-3, most can be adapted for children in upper elementary, middle school, and high school, including the Reading Tip Sheets for Educators. And while information was developed with Spanish-speaking students in mind, many strategies are applicable to all students, no matter what their primary language.
The Educators’ Section, a collaboration between WETA’s Reading Rockets and the American Federation of Teachers, shares the exciting but sometimes difficult challenge of teaching English, literacy skills, and academic content. The site also offers Hispanic heritage booklists organized by topic and genre, that focus on the experiences of Latinos and Latin American youth for grades 4-12. Main areas in the educator section include: