Early Language Development Standards

WIDA is pleased to release the E-ELD Standards for use by early childhood practitioners, including child care, Head Start, preschool/prekindergarten educators, and caregivers.The purpose of the E-ELD standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for supporting, instructing, and assessing dual language learners (DLLs), ages 2.5-5.5 years

What Early Childhood Teachers Need to Know About Language, CAL, online resources digest, November 2000

What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching Reading to ELLs? By Suzanne Irujo, ELL Outlook

Advancing the Language Skills of Young Latino Children Fresh Evidence: What Works, New Journalism on Latino Children

Expanding and Improving Early Education for Hispanics National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics, La Comisión Nacional para la Educación de la Niñez Hispana

Resources for Supporting Preschool ELLs This list of resources was developed by ISBE to help support preschool teachers with ELLs.

Resources for Preschool teachers collected by Colorin Colorado This site has a webinar series related to teaching ELLs and multiple links for both teachers and parents. There are many resources available in Spanish as well as links to other parent resources in multiple languages.

8 Strategies for Preschool ELLs' Language and Literacy Development by Karen Ford from Colorin Colorado

Strategies for Diverse English Language Learners: Preschool Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld Professor of TESOL Molloy College

Addressing Emergent Literacy Skills in English-Language Learners

This feature article by Maria Adelaida Restrepo & Mary Towle-Harmon in ASHA Leader, Sept. 23, 2008 was recommended by Tricia Blanco.

Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers

By: Reading Rockets This resource includes PDF tip sheets for parents written in multiple languages

White Teacher Second Edition Vivian Gussin Paley This book written based on the experiences of a "white teacher" teaching low income African Americans promotes insight and gives strategies for teaching minority students.

Young English Language Learners Whitepaper Lilla Dale McManis, Ph.D., Hatch® Product Development Research Specialist