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¡Colorín colorado!: A resource for educators and families of English language learners

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Published on Sat, 10/01/2016

screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-3-55-02-pmColorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. An educational service of WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and funded by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, Colorín’ Colorado has been offering free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade. Social Studies materials from Colorín Colorado include featured articles, blog posts, videos related to the instruction of ELL students, and research in the field. Focusing on the challenge and importance of strengthening background knowledge for ELLs, Colorín Colorado provides ideas and guidance for planning effective Social Studies lessons and choosing appropriate academic language and vocabulary. More information and resources from Colorín Colorado available here.

Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.