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Helpful Apps to Aid Language Acquisition for ELLs

  • English First High Flyers:
    English First’s High Flyers is a twenty-level course designed to help children improve listening, reading, speaking, and spelling skills in English. The course emphasizes practical and conversational skills to help children communicate and interact in English.
  • English Words 4 Beginners:
    English Words 4 Beginners is a game that matches words to pictures to aid students in vocabulary recognition.
  • Flashcardlet by Quizlet:
    Flashcarlet is a free studying app that allows students to create flashcards for studying, playing games, and self testing.
  • Futaba:
    Futaba is a multiplayer game designed to help students learn new words; players match words to images to score points. Content is customizable.
  • Idiom Power:
    Idiom Power helps ELLs identify over 100 idioms by listening to short conversations and then matching the idiom with the best meaning.
  • Kids Vocab by MindSnacks:
    Kids Vocab features nine games designed to broaden a student's vocabulary, increase reading comprehension, and sharpen writing skills.

Suggested Reading for Families

Crawford, J., & Krashen, S. (2007). English Language Learners in American Classrooms 101 Questions, 101 Answers. Scholastic Prof Book Div. Delisle, J. R. (2006). Parenting gifted kids: Tips for raising happy and successful children. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Hayes, J., & Castro, A. (2003). The day it snowed tortillas = El día que nevaron tortillas: Folktales told in Spanish and English. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Nayer, J. (2005). 25 easy bilingual nonfiction mini-book. New York: Scholastic.

Suggested Reading for Educators

Briggs, C. J., Reis, S. M., & Sullivan, E. E. (2008). A national view of promising programs and practices for culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse gifted and talented students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 52(2),131-145.

Castellano, J.A. & Frazier, A.D. (2010). Special populations in gifted education: Understanding our most able students from diverse backgrounds. Waco, TX: National Association for Gifted Children/Prufrock Press.

Coleman, M. R., & Johnsen, S. K. (2011). RtI for gifted students: A CEG-TAG educational resource. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Crawford, J., & Krashen, S. (2007). English Language Learners in American Classrooms 101 Questions, 101 Answers. Scholastic Prof Book Div.

Esquierdo, J. J., & Arreguin-Anderson, M. (2012). The “invisible” gifted and talented bilingual students: A current report on enrollment in GT programs. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 35(1), 35-47. doi:10.1177/0162353211432041

Ford, D.Y., Grantham, T. C., & Whiting, G. W. (2008). Culturally and linguistically diverse students in gifted education: Recruitment and retention issues. Exceptional Children, 74, 289-306.

Lewis, L. C., Rivera, A., & Roby, D. (2012). Identifying & serving culturally and linguistically diverse gifted students. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Matthews, M. S. (2006). Working with gifted English language learners. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

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