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    docx Civil War book list (DOCX -697 KB)
    Picture and chapter books to support Civil War units for ELLs
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  • Newsela
    Common Core-aligned, leveled news articles and quizzes

  • The Learning Network
    Educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts and graphics published in The New York Times. Includes a section for ELL practice.

  • Rewordify is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. Paste any text or URL into the webpage and you'll instantly see an easier version, for fast understanding.

  • Wonderopolis
    High-interest articles based on things students might "wonder" about. Photos, interactive vocabulary, and a Wonder Word challenge and comprehension check.

  • Perspectives for a Diverse America
    The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project released a literacy curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America, to help teachers across the country better engage their diverse students. Perspectives focuses on K-12 literacy instruction by offering a free web-based anthology of texts, teaching strategies and student tasks to promote academic achievement as well as social and emotional learning. Perspectives for a Diverse America is a FREE resource for educators, but registration is required.

  • Holt Social Studies - World History
    Chapter summaries available in 7 languages

  • Holt Social Studies - U.S. History
    Chapter summaries available in 7 languages

  • WIDA Can Do Descriptors
    The WIDA Can Do Descriptors are commonly used by ESL teachers in coaching general education teachers about differentiated instruction for ELLs. They can also be used to plan lessons or observe students' progress.