CLAVE AL ÉXITO:Guía Educativa Para Padres
Usa esta guía para involucrarte en las diferentes etapas de la educación de tus hijos, sigue su progreso, comunícate con sus maestros, y prepáralos para triunfar en la universidad y en el mundo laboral.
As a parent, there are many ways that you can help your child succeed every single day! These bilingual parent resources offer tips on helping your child learn to read, succeed in school, and learn a new language. They also provide information about the U.S. school system and share ideas on how to build a relationship with your child’s teacher and school. Also available en Español.
Connecticut State Department of Education
Country Culture Cards
These country cards include the following information: the country’s capital, climate, spoken language(s), form of government, conflict, religion, education system, quality of life, and key cultural points. Each card also includes a contrastive analysis for the primary language spoken in each country. We invite you to use these cards as resources in getting to know your English learners’ native country, culture, and language.
English Language Learners Alliance, REL
The English Language Learners Alliance collaborates with states, districts, and schools on the use of data to understand the diversity of their ELL populations and explore the programs and services that best meet their diverse needs.
English Learner Tool Kit, US Department of Education
The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) fulfill their obligations to English language learners. The Toolkit has 10 chapters (one for each section of the DCL), and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.
“Estrellita is a complementary, accelerated, beginning Spanish reading program for students in Bilingual and Dual Language classrooms. Based on scientific learning and reading principles, Estrellita provides multisensory, in depth instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency. Because it was designed to meet the needs of children at all skill levels, layers of differentiated instruction are built into the program to accommodate Tier 1, 2 and 3 students.” *Escalera resources are available for recent arrivals 2nd grade and up — purchase required.
Reading A-Z Bilingual Resources
“Reading A-Z’s Spanish Books support the growth of native and non-native Spanish speakers’ reading and language skills. Our Spanish language High-Frequency Word and Alphabet books help beginning readers and speakers expand their vocabulary as they develop knowledge of Spanish phonetics and spelling conventions. Our Spanish readers develop vocabulary and grammar knowledge as students explore a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles available at 29 levels of instruction.”
Seal of Biliteracy
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, school district or county office of education in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a gold seal that appears on the transcript or diploma of the graduating senior and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions. In addition to the Seal of Biliteracy that marks attainment of high level mastery of two or more languages, schools and districts are also instituting Bilingual Pathway Awards, recognizing significant steps towards developing biliteracy along a student’s trajectory from preschool into high school.
Supporting ELs: Southern Connecticut State University
Resources for parental involvement.