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    This is the fourth episode of my free video learning series, "Dune's Island." Upon returning from a weekend kayak trip, Mouth discovers that her favorite tern, Vern, was released back into the wild. Heartbroken that she didn't get to say goodbye to her feathered friend, she and Dune embark into the world of shorebirds and attempt to spot Vern before he flies away with his flock. Enjoy and please share! :)
     
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    Multicultural Literature
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    It's important for children and teens to have access to books that reflect their experiences, as well as the experiences of their classmates. Take a look at our booklists and author interviews to learn more about books representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, along with guidelines for selecting appropriate titles for libraries and classrooms.

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    Resource Library
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    Our Colorín Colorado resource library is filled with tools and materials that you can use in the classroom, with parents, and for your own professional development!

    These resources include tip sheets, research reports, recommended websites, resources organized by state, and much more.

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    Guides & Toolkits

    Colorín Colorado is pleased to offer free print guides created for parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to improve the reading achievement of children. You're welcome to download and print these guides for your own use or to distribute to others.
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    Reading Tip Sheets for Parents

    Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. Our one-page Reading Tip Sheets are available in thirteen languages and offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers.

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    Reading Tip Sheets for Educators


    Colorín Colorado and the American Federation of Teachers have collaborated to develop tip sheets focused on reading instruction for educators of English language learners in grades 4-12.


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    ELL Topics A to Z


    The following English language learner (ELL) resources are organized by topic for educators and parents.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Whether you're an educator with a class full of English language learners (ELLs) or whether you're teaching an ELL for the first time, you probably have many questions on how to best help this population succeed. We've gathered some of Frequently Asked Questions from our audience, as well as FAQs from parents too.
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    Research & Reports

    Here you will find the latest reports and research-based recommendations on reaching, teaching, and assessing ELLs. This section may be especially useful for researchers, graduate students, policymakers, curriculum developers, and school administrators.
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    Web Resources

    Explore this section and discover useful web resources, some in multiple languages, to help our English language learners succeed at school and at home.
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    ELL Resources by State


    The following pages contain links to statewide agencies, resources, and organizations focused on English language learners (ELLs).


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    The Common Core and English Language Learners


    How can we help English language learners successfully meet the Common Core State Standards? This resource section offers ideas and materials including classroom videos, teacher interviews, and bilingual parent tips.


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    Colorín Colorado Blog: Helping ELLs Succeed

    Our blog is focused on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with English language learners. The blog includes updates from the ELL field about language proficiency standards, assessments, and professional development, as well as ELL considerations for other initiatives around the CCSS.
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    Responding to a Crisis: Resources for Schools and Families


    These resource collections address a number of the acute crises facing students, families, and schools today, including natural disasters, immigration, school and community violence, and bias and bullying. Many of the resources address the unique challenges facing immigrant families and students.


    Books & Authors


    The following booklists include some of our favorite titles for children and young adults, representing a wide range of cultures and languages. In addition, you can watch video interviews with a number of the authors and illustrators who are featured in our Meet the Authors section and browse our books for educators in the Professional Booklists section. These booklists and interviews were created with the generous support of the American Federation of Teachers.

    Note: The links to Amazon.com provide more information about each book. If you choose to buy a book from Amazon, part of the sale will support this project. Thank you!




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    Meet the Authors
    Meet some of our favorite authors, illustrators, and storytellers! Learn how they got their start, what they love about their work, and where they find their inspiration — as well as stories behind some beloved books.

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    Booklists by Topic

    These multicultural booklists for young children introduce a wide range of concepts, themes, and activities and feature a diverse range of children and families. The 40+ booklists are organized by topic/theme, and many of the books are available in bilingual editions or in multiple languages.









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    Books for Kids
    These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.
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    Books for Young Adults
    If you're looking for books for older kids and teenagers, take a look at these booklists for grades 4-12 organized by topic and representing a wide range of cultures and perspectives.
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    Books for Professionals
    In this section, you will find a number of recommended professional titles for educators of English language learners (ELLs) organized by topics such as reading and content instruction, support for special populations, strategies targeted to specific ages, and ideas for building partnerships with families and community organizations.

    Classroom Connections

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    Literacy Calendar
    Thoughout the year, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate different cultures, events, and holidays with books! Here are some of the events that we highlight each year, along with recommended classroom resources, booklists, videos, and activities.
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    Multicultural Literature


    It's important for children and teens to have access to books that reflect their experiences, as well as the experiences of their classmates. Take a look at our booklists and resources for a wide range of titles representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, along with guidelines for selecting appropriate titles for libraries and classrooms.






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    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.

    In addition, you can find fun reading tips and games, bilingual booklists, ideas for using the public library, and videos of children’s authors, illustrators, and musicians. Resources are organized by topic.


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    Help Your Child Learn to Read


    There are lots of ways that you can help your children learn to read! From the time that they are babies to the time that they are in high school, there are many little steps you can take along the way — rhyming and singing songs, reading out loud, sounding out letters, going to the library, and reading books together in your home language. Helping your children learn to read might also mean finding support if they are having difficulty, which can affect their future success.


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    Learning Together at Home


    When you are with your child, there is a lot that you can learn together! This section has all kinds of ideas for activities that you can do around the house, outside, in your neighborhood, and during vacations at different times of year. It also has ideas related to math and science that are easy to try at home (like sorting socks).


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    The Preschool Years


    The early years of a child's life make a big difference! From getting ready to read to getting ready to enter school, there are lots of ways to help make the most of this important time. Preschool programs can provide wonderful opportunities for your child to learn and grow, and some bilingual programs offer opportunities to learn in two languages. Even if your child isn't in preschool, there are many things you can do at home together, such as practicing letters and numbers, singing nursery rhymes, and reading with your child.


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    Schools and Families: An Important Partnership


    In the U.S., schools and families work together closely to help children succeed. For example, you can contact your child’s teacher if you have questions, or you may be invited to events at the school. These resources describe how you can build a relationship with your child's school.


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    School Success


    As a parent, there are many ways to help your child succeed in school! Helping your child get to school on time, get a good night's sleep, and looking for help if your child is having a hard time are all important steps that will make a difference each day. In the U.S., there is also more interaction between schools and families than in other countries.


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    When Your Child Needs Extra Help


    If your child is having a hard time at school or at home, it may be difficult to know how to get help. These resources offer some ideas for getting started, explain how to work with your chi


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    Raising Bilingual Kids


    One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the gift of two (or more!) languages. Being bilingual is good for your child's brain, makes communication with grandparents and relatives easier, and is an advantage for finding jobs in the future. To learn more, see our resources for ideas on raising bilingual children here.


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    Technology at Home


    Technology is everywhere. Our digital devices offer all kinds of opportunities for kids to learn - and then teach grown-ups how it all works! Nevertheless, parents have an important role to play in guiding and monitoring kids' use of technology. These tips will help you figure out this brand new world.


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    Resources for Parents of Teens


    Older kids need different kinds of support from their parents than younger children do, but that support is still critical. These resources offer tips for helping your child in school, dealing with social issues, and preparing for applying to college.


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    Your Library


    Your library is one of the most important resources in your community, and anyone can use it. You and your family will find books, videos, music, newspapers, computers, and much more for kids and adults — for free! Learn more about your library from the articles and videos here.


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    Books for Professionals

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    Video Library

    Colorín Colorado's rich library of video content includes classroom videos from schools around the country, professional development webcasts, and interviews with educators, administrators, researchers, and authors of children's and young adult literature.
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    Guides & Toolkits

    Colorín Colorado is pleased to offer free print guides created for parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to improve the reading achievement of children. You're welcome to download and print these guides for your own use or to distribute to others.
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    Research & Reports

    Here you will find the latest reports and research-based recommendations on reaching, teaching, and assessing ELLs. This section may be especially useful for researchers, graduate students, policymakers, curriculum developers, and school administrators.

     
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    Thanks for the links...it would probably be geared to grades 3-4 and revolve around relatable characters about that age who explore the night sky from their backyard. :)
     
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    Happy Birthday! (one day in advance.) :)
     
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    :cool: I've never shared that before with anyone outside of family. Many thanks, and I'm hoping the meteor showers will be a gift for us all! :partyhat:
     
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    Here's the 5th episode of my free learning series, "Dune's island."

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    Mouth discovers a discarded sandwich bag on the beach that suspiciously smells like one of Tiny's stinky sandwiches. Convinced that Tiny is the culprit, she sets out to catch him in the act of littering. Meanwhile, Jordi learns how deadly trash can be to marine life and how we can all help to protect the ocean and the animals that live in it.



    LEARNING CONCEPTS IN THIS EPISODE

    -The beach is divided into zones.
    -Different sized objects can be found in the various zones.
    -Coral identification.
    -Sea Bean identification.
    -Discarded plastic bags can kill sea turtles.
    -Discarded soda can rings can be lethal to marine animals.
    -Beach clean-up.
    -Trash that is thrown overboard from ships often finds its way back to shore.
    -Animals can get their heads stuck in cans.
    -Animals sometimes ingest plastics which can kill them.
    -Discarded fishing line kills birds and turtles when they ingest it.
    -Discarded fishing line kills birds and turtles when they get tangled in it.
    -Trash in the ocean can take years to decompose.
    -Tin cans in the ocean can take 50 years to decompose.
    -Plastic six-pack rings in the ocean can take 400 years to break down.
    -Fishing line in the ocean can take 600 years to break down.
    -The importance of disposing of trash properly.
     
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