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Stuart Scott

Sep 22, 2022, 5:57:53 AMSep 22
to EAL-Bilingual
Two countries divided by one language or opportunities to share with ELL=EAL colleagues across the pond?
We have been on Colorin Colorado's mailing list for a few years now and found their technology support
very useful. They also promote collaborative learning.
Best wishes, 

Collaborative Learning Project. A teacher network sharing talk for learning resources.
17 Barford Street, London N1 0QB 44 207 226 8885

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September 2022

Dear Subscribers,

We are excited to share our newest resource with you — Colorín on the Go! Learn more below and spread the word!

To see new Colorín Colorado resources as soon as they come out, check out our social media channels on:

We wish you all the best for this year.


Lydia Breiseth
Director, Colorín Colorado 

In this issue:

New on Colorín Colorado

Introducing Colorín on the Go!

Colorful buttons and illustration of children playingColorín on the Go is a new, free web app from Colorín Colorado and the American Federation of Teachers, offering more than 100 strategies for educators of ELLs, as well as multilingual resources to share with families!

Topics include ideas for new teachers of ELLs, ELL instruction, multilingual family outreach, and social and emotional support.

You can tell others about Colorín on the Go with our:

To access Colorín on the Go from your device, visit https://go.colorincolorado.org or use this QR code!


Video: Introducing Colorín on the Go!


What is an ELL Educator?

Learn more about ELL educators' roles and how they can share their expertise with their school community.

In the News

Partnering with Ukrainian Families: Tips for Schools

Learn how schools can partner with Ukrainian families and what educators need to know about serving Ukrainian students who have recently arrived in the United States.

This article was written for Colorín Colorado by a group of Ukrainian ELL educators who live in the United States.

Note: Special thanks to all of our contributors and to Dr. Ruslana Westerlund for her role in coordinating and reviewing this article.


Hurricane Fiona: Resources for Educators

The following resources can be used to address the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, which has caused widespread damage in the Caribbean. This page is part of our natural disaster guide, Natural Disaster Resources for Schools: Partnering with Multilingual Families.

Ideas for Instruction

Background Knowledge and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know

Learn about the importance of background knowledge for ELLs, as well as strategies for accessing and building students' background knowledge as part of lessons.

Family Resources and Outreach


Share 8 Great Reading Tips with Families (in 16 languages)

There are many ways that multilingual families can support language and literacy at home! Colorín Colorado’s new series of 8 tips for families is available in 16 languages.

Share these tips with your families in two ways:

1) A tip sheet: One single page with all 8 tips
2) One tip at a time

You can also share these from your device via our new web app, Colorín on the Go!


Books and Authors

Isabel and Her Colores Go to School 

by Alexandra Alessandri
Illustrated by Courtney Dawson

"Rojo, verde, azul, rosado, morado, violeta. Spanish-speaking Isabel, with brown skin and curly hair, loves coloring with her favorite crayons. What she does not like is that tomorrow is her first day of school where everyone will speak English. This first day of school story beautifully serves as a mirror for children learning English and as a window into their experience for their classmates."  (School Library Journal)


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Books for All Ages

These booklists for children and young adults are organized by topic so that they can easily be used all year long and across the curriculum. Many books on our recommended lists are bilingual or are available in Spanish.

Read Across America: Reading Diverse Books All Year Long!

NEA’s latest Read Across America digital calendar of book recommendations and related resources for 2022-23 is now available. Each month highlights a theme and a related picture book, middle book, and YA book. All of the titles in the calendar include activity suggestions, questions for discussion or reflective writing, related resources, and more titles to try.

September's theme is "Find the Right Words."

About the Colorín Colorado T·ELL·E-GRAM and ColorinColorado.org

The Colorín Colorado T·ELL·E-GRAM is a free monthly electronic newsletter from ColorinColorado.org, created and sustained thanks to support from our major founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association.

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