DIFFERENCE, DIALECT & DIVERSITY
Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to schools and communities around the country for more than a decade.
Common Core en Espanol
This translated and linguistically augmented version establishes a guide for equitable assessment and curriculum development, resulting in high levels of biliteracy. The Spanish Language version of the Common Core State Standards recognize biliteracy as a precious personal and national resource that should be encouraged and nurtured as students achieve their highest potential towards college and career readiness in the 21st Century.
Difference or Deficit in Speakers of African American English?
This is an article from the ASHA Leader by Linda Bland-Stewart from May 3, 2005. Clinicians should be familiar with the contrastive and non-contrastive features of African American English in order to distinguish between a difference or deficit.
The LEADERS project website is designed for practitioners, educators, and families. A primary goal is to make resources available to ensure that those from lower income homes, and bilingual and minority children and adolescents receive competent services. The LEADERS site features a media library with educational videos, a resource library that includes legal information; relevant research with suggestions on how to apply the findings into clinical practice; resource manuals for specific languages; and analyses of the most widely-used IQ, speech and language, and educational tests. The site also includes articles written by the LEADERS Project team, a glossary of terms you will find used on the site, and a blog for community development. [SEARCH: Playlist of Preschool Disability Evaluations Modules]
Reverso is a portal of linguistic tools including: translation, dictionary, spell-checker,conjugation, grammar, and a pronunciation feature (just click on a word or a selection of words or on the voice icon). Provides online translation in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, and Japanese.
Sounds of English
This website is designed for learners of English and their teachers. It includes favorite links, handouts from presentations, English pronunciation pages (pictures, sounds, and videos), activities and exercises, tips for teachers, and listening exercises with printable worksheets and teacher guides.
Our mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. Our program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias. The anti-bias approach encourages children and young people to challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives. Our Social Justice Standards show how anti-bias education works through the four domains of identity, diversity, justice and action.