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Children with Limited English, 2nd edition
Ellen and Jeffrey A. Kottler
ISBN #800-818-7243
Email: order @corwinpress.com

Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners (ELL's)
Michael O'Malley, Lorraine Valdez Pierce
ISBN #0-201-59151-0
Addision-Wesley Publishing

Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas
ISBN #0-19-4343405  (monolingual)
ISBN #0-19-434338-3 (English/Spanish)
Publishers: Oxford University Press

Oxford Picture Dictionary
These are offered in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian, and Cambodian.  This dictionary presents the second language in blue underneath the English word.  A second-language index is provided at the back of the book along with an English index.
Publisher: Oxford Unviersity Press
ISBN #0-19-43191-2

A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D
Book Description: A Framework for Understanding Poverty teaches the hidden rules of economic class and spreads the message that, despite the obstacles poverty can create in all types of interaction, there are specific strategies for overcoming them.  Through case studies, personal stories and observations that produce some aha! moments, Payne clearly strikes a chord in her readers, and provides a hopeful message.
ISBN #1929229143

http://iteslj.org/links/ Georgia Performance Standards, lesson plans, web resources, assessments and more.  Links for ESOL students and teachers include links to sites with worksheets that can be copied.

http://www.schackne.com/Languageteaching.htm 
Provides links to a wide variety of ESL-EFL resources.

http://www.rubistar.4teachers.com/ - Provides formulas to generate rubrics according to task described.

NCBE Language and Education Links

http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/classroom/lessons.htm

NCBE Bilingual/ESL Lesson Plans and Projects

http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/classroom/lessons.htm

Links to lesson plans and activities for multiple subject areas.  Excellent resources.

Top Language Groups for Limited English Proficient Students in the U.S.

http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/links/langcult/toplangs.htm

Cultural, linguistic, and educational web resources are listed for the top languages spoken by limited English proficient (LEP) students in the U.S. schools.