Parent Resources

  • English Language Learning Resources for Adults
    U.S.A. Learns
    U.S.A. Learns is a website created by the federal government in order to provide English language learning access to all. This resource is free of charge and easy to use.

    HCPS Adult Programs
    Hillsborough County School’s Adult Programs offers a variety of credit and certificate earning courses, as well as adult ESL classes.

    Literacy Resources for Parents of ELLs
    myON® Reader
    myON® Reader matches student interests and reading level with content to personalize learning and predict future reading growth.” This electronic library is accessible to all K-8 students district-wide absolutely free of charge, twenty-four hours a day.

    ¡Colorín Colorado!
    “A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.” This is “a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).”

    Reading Rockets
    “Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.”

    On-line Educational Resources for Parents of ELLs
    The WIDA website provides resources for educators, parents, and students.

    CPALMS: Florida Students’ Educational Resources provides students with access to resources and over 800 tutorials to support learning in language arts, mathematics, science, civics, and U.S. History.

    The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools @ NYU Steinhardt
    Bilingual Content glossaries that may be downloaded, printed and disseminated to educators, parents and ELLs for use during class and on assessments..

    Free on-line dictionary to “look up words and phrases in comprehensive, reliable bilingual dictionaries and search through billions of online translations.”

    A free on-line resource used to translate small pieces of texts from

    Resources for Parents of ELLs
    FLDOE: Bureau of Student Achievement Through Language Acquisition

    The Florida Consent Decree

    ELL Programs Policy Handbook

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