There are several websites I receive information from .... these are great tools to use
Colorín Colorado - (https://www.colorincolorado.org/) - This is a weekly newsletter that provides topics of interest about and for English Language Learners. There is also a Spanish version.
Reading Rockets - http://www.readingrockets.org/ - Many useful topics to help readers of all levels succeed.
WHAT IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING?
There are two types of language all of us use: Academic and Social. Social language is language we use when interacting with family or friends. Academic language is language we use in the classroom; this the area of language I work to develop with your child. Within academic language, there are four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing, which extend across all subjects of our curriculum.
Sometimes I get questions from parents about what their child and I do together. When we have a child who is actively processing more than one language, my job is to ensure that child has equitable access to our curriculum. This means small group work through pull-out, or I might push-in to their larger classroom. Your child's classroom teacher and I work together to be sure language is not hindering your child's classroom learning.
There is also information on our state website to help with understanding Multilingual Learning. https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Multilingual-Services.aspx
One of my wonderful parents recently shared a great website. On it was a story written in English and Russian, although there is a lot in Spanish too. Here is a link to read about the site: http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/9248.
The site address is: www.cbeebies.co.uk.