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ELD Resource Guide

All grade level ESL standards (WIDA Resource Guide)

North Carolina ESL Standards and Resources

WIDA Consortium Website for North Carolina ESL standards and resources

Everything ESL

Excellent site for teachers of second language students (content & ESL)


Lots of flashcards available for printing plus ideas on how to use them; other ESL resources included

Colorin Colorado

Lots of resources, training videos, booklists, etc., for teachers and parents of ESL students

USA Learns

Site for adults wanting to improve their English


Starfall.com has been a free online resource since 2002, teaching millions of children to read and inspiring a love of learning. 


PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources.

Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories' story-driven, evidence-based teaching and learning platform features over 3400 Awesome Stories-authored story learning guides with over 100,000 primary sources.

Adolescent Literacy

Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. "Before" strategies activate students' prior knowledge and set a purpose for reading. "During" strategies help students make connections, monitor their understanding, generate questions, and stay focused. "After" strategies provide students an opportunity to summarize, question, reflect, discuss, and respond to text.


LEARN NC, a program of the UNC School of Education, finds the most innovative and successful practices in K-12 education and makes them available to the teachers and students of North Carolina - and the world.


Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing.

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