For Families

ML/English Learners Connecticut State Resources

Family Toolkit

  • Family ToolKit: The English Learner Family Toolkit was created to help families choose education services that meet their child’s needs. 

Activities to Do at Home

  • World Stories: Books translated into Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and many more.
  • Unite for Literacy: Books translated into Spanish and Ukrainian. Click on "English" to change the language.
  • Storybooks Canada: 40 stories from the African Storybook available with text and audio in English, French, and the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada
  • Google Translate: Google Translate can translate text, images, and documents. 
  • For grades K-1, typing Common English Words.
  • For grades PreK-8, various activities and resources.
  • For grades PreK-2 (beginners), reading activities for comprehension and phonemic awareness. 
  • For grades K-8, Math and Reading games
  • For grades 7-12
  • Interactive word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs. Great for vocabulary practice!
  • Bilingual Glossaries: Bilingual glossaries in multiple languages for all subject areas
  • For grades 3-5 (all levels), interactive and leveled word games, and grammar quizzes.
  • For grades 3-5 (all levels), activities for speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and idioms
  • PBS Parents: A trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning.
  • Reading Rockets: Offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read. Helpful for building fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.