Great new Website for English Learners- Level 1, 2, & 3

Finding a great new resource for ELLs is always exciting. Brain Pop is a website with online games for kids. It has been around for a long time but it has changed greatly. The webpage also has great tools for teachers as well. It allows teachers to create quizzes and puzzles that are printable.
My favorite new section is one for English learners. I have been asked many times by principals and teacher what they can do with newcomer English learners the first few weeks of school. This is a great tool for them to begin getting some English, feel engaged, and practice new necessary words. Yon can select by Enlgish language proficiency level 1, 2 or 3. It includes a list of words at that level and games to practice.

If you have other websites please post them here.

Response to Intervention (RTI) in Bilingual Schools– Position Paper

I wanted to share a 2010 document A FOCUS ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELLs) AND THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: A POSITION STATEMENT 2RTI FINAL [5_5_10v2] on considerations of using RTI in bilingual language programs.

The position papers summarizes why a 2RTI Model is better than a regular RTI model in bilingual language programs. It also speaks to the importance of language learning and how the 2RTI can serve as a framework for planning and developing of you program.

Spanish Chat for Parents: Helping your child read even if you don’t know English

These post is a link to a live chat for Understood.Org, a division of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Understood.org is a website for parents who have questions about their children who have learning and attention issues. The website conducts daily webinars and chats in Spanish and English on critical topics for parents. It is a great resource for parents and the link to their main page.

This post is sharing the live Spanish chat I conducted for Understood.org on the How Reading in Spanish can help English. Here is the link ¿Cómo leer en español ayuda a los niños con el inglés?

Spanish Chat Para Padres Que Quieran Saber Sobre el Proceso de Educacion Especial

These post is a link to a live chat for Understood.Org, a division of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Understood.org is a website for parents who have questions about their children who have learning and attention issues. The website conducts daily webinars and chats in Spanish and English on critical topics for parents. It is a great resource for parents and the link to their main page.

This post is sharing the live Spanish chat I conducted for Understood.org on the special education process for parents and how to know whether a bilingual child is having difficulties in schools due to the English language learning process or because of a potential disability in both languages. The chat is in Spanish and parents can access it at any time. Click here to access the recorded live chat.

Spanish Chat: Bajas calificaciones en lenguaje: dominio limitado de un segundo idioma o discapacidad del lenguaje

Description on Chat in Spanish

I have been doing a series of Web Chats for Understood.Org, a division of the National Center for Learning Disabilities . Understood.org is a website for parents who have questions about their children who have learning and attention issues. The website conduct daily webinars and chats in Spanish and English on critical topics for parents. It is a great resource for parents and the link to their main page is

Below is the link to the latest one I did on helping parents know the difference between typical English language development and a potential disability. The chat is in Spanish and it is focused for parents.
Title: The latest Spanish Chat: Bajas calificaciones en lenguaje: dominio limitado de un segundo idioma o discapacidad del lenguaje