CPELL has collaborated with teachers in partner schools within the Chicago Office of Catholic Schools to create a Reading Support at Home video series. The series, available in English and Spanish, demonstrates incorporation of teacher-recommended strategies for use at home to help solidify learning that takes place at school. We welcome teachers and parents to use these videos to provide out-of-classroom support for students who are learning to read.
Making Reading a Routine at Home/Cómo Crear la Rutina de la Lectura en el Hoga – English audio con subtítulos en español
The following resources may be useful for teachers, administrators, and parents of ELL or bilingual students. Please select the links below for more information on each resource. New resources will be added as they are discovered, so remember to check this page again in the future.
- Illinois State Board of Education
Information on important educational issues in the state of Illinois
- Illinois Resource Center
Assistance for teachers and administrators serving linguistically and culturally diverse students
- Institute for Language and Education Policy
Research-based advocacy resources for schools and communities
- Loyola's Office of Student Diversity Multicultural Affairs
Information on Loyola University Chicago's Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural affairs
- Office of English Language Acquisition
United States Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition
- School of Education Diversity Resources
Diversity and multicultural resources provided by the Loyola University Chicago School of Education
- WIDA Standards
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment's English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
- The Challenge of Working with Dual Language Learners
- Meeting the Home Language Mandate
- City Colleges of Chicago provide free English class, supplemental ESL classes are available in areas such as conversation, writing, and career development
- Chicago Public Library offers resources for people learning to speak English and those who support ELL
- Skokie Public Library offers literacy resources for Skokie residents
- Indian Trails Public Library offers literacy resources for residents near the Aptakisic-Tripp School District
- Highland Park Public Library offers literacy resources for residents of Highland Park
- National Clearinghouse for bilingual education series "If Your Child Learns in Two Languages"
- College Preparation Checklists prepared by Federal Student Aid include checklists for elementary age students all the way to high school seniors. It also breaks down different types of funding available to college students such as grants, loans and work study
- The Center For Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization offering psychotherapy and pastoral counseling for adults, children, and adolescents in the format of individual, couples, family and group therapy. Clinical staff members are licensed by the state of Illinois and come from a variety of faith groups and approaches to religious and spiritual life. Fees are arranged between the client and the therapist with a sliding scale
- Soo Hong, the Keynote speaker for CPELL's 2014 conference is the author of, "A Chord of Three Strands" is an advocate for collaboration between communities and schools. Follow this link to learn more about her work and ideas
- Colorín colorado is a site in English y en español that offers tips to parents to help support their child’s learning in school and at home
- Upwardly Global is an organization that seeks to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional US workforce
- ESL Lingo Hut includes free ESL exercises in a variety of languages
- Homework Tips for Parents is a helpful sheet for parents organized by the U.S. Department of Education. They additionally offer sheets for supporting parents in helping their children to learn: reading, mathematics, science, and history. Some of these documents are also offered en español: Consejos practicos para los padres sobre la tarea esolar, Como ayudar a su hijo a ser un buen lector, Como ayudar a su hijo con las matematicas, y Como ayudar a su hijo a aprender ciencias.
- To get a better understanding of the No Child Left Behind Act, please reference Que Ningun Nino Se Quede Atras Una guia para los padres or No Child Left Behind A Parent's Guide
- This toolkit created for use in schools by the New Mexico School System includes teacher self-assessments, research and videos that can encourage reflection and support teachers anywhere in their efforts to enhance connections among schools, the community and home. The creators of the toolkit have intentionally made it accessible to any interested individual for use.