Family Resources and Student Work

Malden schools and teachers serve families with a large variety of languages and backgrounds including speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Vietnamese, and Arabic to name but a few. On this page you will find resources created by Malden teachers as well as links to useful websites.

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Learning Resources

AMAO Letters to Families:

General Resources
ESL Parent Classes at Malden Public Schools

Bilingual Phrasebooks for Families

Common Core for Parents:

Reading Tip Sheets for Educators

Tips for Parents: Parent-Teacher Conferences By: Colorín Colorado (2009)

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During the school year, teachers will invite you to come to parent-teacher meetings (also called conferences). This is very common in the United States. You can also ask for a conference any time.

Resources for ELL Educators in Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School
Colorín Colorado and the American Federation of Teachers have collaborated to develop new tip sheets focused on reading instruction for educators of English language learners in grades 4-12. These tip sheets include information on what to do first, vocabulary instruction, and age-appropriate reading strategies. They are available in English and Spanish.

ELL Resources:
Parent Handbook US Department of Education

ESL Parent Class Curriculum Guide

Library of Congress Parent Information

US Department of Education PTA Parent Guide

Bilingual Family Guides: School to Home Connections

Parent Educational Workshops @ Malden Public Schools:
Parent Read and Rise power point:
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Thanks :Susan Terban and Enza Sakhtah
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Jennifer McCabe M.Ed.



Jennifer McCabe M.Ed.: Chapter 4

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Jennifer McCabe M.Ed. Chapter 5

Resources for Haitians

Native Language Resources for Teachers and Families
Native Language Resources

Books & Resources for Asian Families:
Books & Resources for Haitian Families:
Arabic Numbers

Counting in Arabic Video: image text-arabic-numbers0-9.jpg

Arabic alphabet is written and read from right to left and horizontally. There are 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet, first let’s have a look at all of them in the table below:

Arabic Alphabet
Arabic Alphabet
Arabic Alphabet

Arabic Phrases

الْأَفْعَال - alaaf'aal
الْمَاضِي - almaatheee
I spoke
تَحَدَّثْت - tahadatht
I wrote
كُتِبَت - kotebat
I drove
قُدَّت - qodat
I loved
كُنْت أُحِب - kont aoheb
I gave
أَعْطَيْت - aa'taeet
I smiled
ابْتَسَمَت - abtasamat
I took
أَخَذَت - aakhathat

he spoke
تُحَدِّث - tohadeth
he wrote
كُتِب - koteb
he drove
قَاد - qaad
he loved
احِب - aheb
he gave
قَدِم - qadem
he smiled
ابْتَسِم - abtasem
he took
اخَذ - akhath

we spoke
تَكَلَّمْنَا - takalamnaa
we wrote
كَتَبْنَا - katabnaa
we drove
قُدْنَا - qodnaa
we loved
أَحْبَبْنَا - aahbabnaa
we gave
أُعْطِيَنَا - ao'teeeanaa
we smiled
ابْتَسَمْنَا - abtasamnaa
we took
اخَذْنَا - akhathnaa

مُسْتَقْبِل - mostaqbel
I will speak
سَوْف أَتَكَلَّم - sawf aatakalam
I will write
سَوْف أَكْتُب - sawf aaktob
I will drive
سَوْف أَقُوْد - sawf aaqowd
I will love
سَوْف أُحِب - sawf aoheb
I will give
سَوْف أُعْطِي - sawf ao'teee
I will smile
سَوْف أَبَتَسِم - sawf aabatasem
I will take
سَوْف آَخِذ - sawf aakheth

he will speak
سَوْف يَتَحْدُث - sawf eeatahdoth
he will write
سَوْف يَكْتُب - sawf eeaktob
he will drive
سَوْف يَقُوْد - sawf eeaqowd
he will love
سَوْف يُحِب - sawf eeoheb
he will give
سَوْف يُعْطِي - sawf eeo'teee
he will smile
سَوْف يَبْتَسِم - sawf eeabtasem
he will take
سَوْف يَأْخُذ - sawf eeaakhoth

we will speak
سَوْف نَتَكَلَّم - sawf natakalam
we will write
سَوْف نَكْتُب - sawf naktob
we will drive
سَوْف نُقُوْد - sawf noqowd
we will love
سَوْف نُحِب - sawf noheb
we will give
سَوْف نُعْطَى - sawf no'taa
we will smile
سَوْف نَبَتَسِم - sawf nabatasem
we will take
سَوْف نَأْخُذ - sawf naakhoth

الْحَالِي - alhaaleee
I speak
أَنَا أَتَكَلَّم - aanaa aatakalam
I write
أَنَا أَكْتُب - aanaa aaktob
I drive
أَنَا أَقُوْد - aanaa aaqowd
I love
انَا أَحَب - anaa aahab
I give
اانا اعْطَى - aana a'taa
I smile
انَا أَبْتِسِم - anaa aabtesem
I take
انَا آَخِذ - anaa aakheth

he speaks
يَتَكَلَّم - eeatakalam
he writes
يُكْتَب - eeoktab
he drives
يَقُوْد - eeaqowd
he loves
يُحِب - eeoheb
he gives
يُعْطِي - eeo'teee
he smiles
يَبْتَسِم - eeabtasem
he takes
يَأْخُذ - eeaakhoth

we speak
نَحْن نَتَكَلَّم - nahn natakalam
we write
ذَحْن نَكْتُب - thahn naktob
we drive
نَحْن نُقُوْد - nahn noqowd
we love
نَحْن نُحِب - nahn noheb
we give
نَحْن نُعْطِي - nahn no'teee
we smile
نَحْن نَبْتَسِم - nahn nabtasem
we take

Cardinal numbers in Chinese as well as in English are digits like 1, 2, 3, 4 … There are two ways of writing the numbers in Chinese, in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) or in Chinese script (一, 二, 三). The table below contains more information about the chinese numbers.

Chinese Numbers
Mandarin Script

0 Zero
0 零
1 One
1 一
2 Two
2 二
3 Three
3 三
4 Four
4 四
5 Five
5 五
6 Six
6 六
7 Seven
7 七
8 Eight
8 八
9 Nine
9 九
10 Ten
10 十
11 Eleven
11 十一
12 Twelve
12 十二
13 Thirteen
13 十三
14 Fourteen
14 十四
15 Fifteen
15 十五
16 Sixteen
16 十六
17 Seventeen
17 十七
18 Eighteen
18 十八
19 Nineteen
19 十九
20 Twenty
20 二十
30 Thirty
30 三十
40 Forty
40 四十
50 Fifty
50 五十
60 Sixty
60 六十
70 Seventy
70 七十
80 Eighty
80 八十
90 Ninety
90 九十
100 Hundred
100 一百
1,000 Thousand
1,000 一千
10,000 Ten Thousand
10,000 一万
100,000 Hundred Thousand
100,000 十万
1,000,000 Million
1,000,000 一百万


More (than)
Less (than)
dee yee

English Phrases
Chinese Phrases

a very nice friend
yī gè fēi cháng hǎo de péng yǒu - 一个非常好的朋友

I read a book sometimes
wǒ ǒu ěr kàn shū - 我偶尔看书

my book
wǒ de shū - 我的书
my books
wǒ de shū - 我的书

I'm cold
wǒ jué de lěng - 我觉得冷
we're cold
wǒ men jué de lěng - 我们觉得冷

he is happy
tā;tuó hěn gāo xìng - 他很高兴
she is happy
tā hěn gāo xìng - 她很高兴

I can accept that
wǒ men kě yǐ jiē shòu nà;nèi jiàn shì - 我们可以接受那件事
she added it
tā jiā shàng le;liǎo;liào nà dōng xī - 她加上了那东西
we admit it
wǒ men chéng rèn tā - 我们承认它
they advised him
tā men quàn guò tā;tuó - 他们劝过他
I can agree with that
wǒ tóng yì nà zhǒng kàn fǎ - 我同意那种看法

we announce it
wǒ men xuān bù zhè jiàn shì - 我们宣布这件事
I can apologize
wǒ kě yǐ dào qiàn - 我可以道歉

I can arrive tomorrow
wǒ kě yǐ míng tiān dào - 我可以明天到
she can ask him
tā kě yǐ wèn tā;tuó - 她可以问他

I can begin that
wǒ kě yǐ kāi shǐ zuò nà;nèi jiàn shì - 我可以开始做那件事

I can bring it
wǒ kě yǐ dài shàng tā - 我可以带上它
I can build that
wǒ huì;kuài jiàn zào nà dōng xī - 我会建造那东西
she buys food
tā mǎi shí wù - 她买食物
we calculate it
wǒ men lái suàn yī suàn - 我们来算一算

he comes here
tā;tuó lái zhè lǐ - 他来这里
I can compare that
wǒ kě yǐ jiāng tā zuò gè bǐ jiào - 我可以将它做个比较
she competes with me
tā yǔ wǒ jìng zhēng - 她与我竞争
we complain about it
wǒ men bào yuàn zhè jiàn shì - 我们抱怨这件事
they continued reading
tā men jì xù yuè dú - 他们继续阅读
he cried about that
tā;tuó wèi;wéi nà;nèi jiàn shì kū le;liǎo;liào - 他为那件事哭了
I can decide now
xiàn zài wǒ kě yǐ jué dìng - 现在我可以决定
she described it to me
tā gěi wǒ miáo shù nà;nèi jiàn shì - 她给我描述那件事
we disagree about it
wǒ men bù tóng yì nà;nèi jiàn shì - 我们不同意那件事
they disappeared quickly
tā men hěn kuài xiāo shī le;liǎo;liào - 他们很快消失了
I discovered that
wǒ fā xiàn le;liǎo;liào nà gè dōng xi;dōng xī - 我发现了那个东西
she dislikes that
tā bù xǐ huān nà gè dōng xi;dōng xī - 她不喜欢那个东西
we do it
wǒ men zuò zhè jiàn shì - 我们做这件事
they dream about it
tā men mèng xiǎng zhè jiàn shì - 他们梦想这件事
I earned
wǒ zuàn;zhuàn le;liǎo;liào - 我赚了
he eats a lot
tā;tuó chī dé;děi;de hěn duō - 他吃得很多
we enjoyed that
wǒ men hěn xiǎng shòu - 我们很享受

I can explain that
wǒ kě yǐ jiě shì nà;nèi jiàn shì - 我可以解释那件事
she feels that too
tā yě yǒu nà zhǒng gǎn jué - 她也有那种感觉

she forgot me
tā wàng le;liǎo;liào wǒ - 她忘了我
we forgive him
wǒ men yuán liàng tā;tuó - 我们原谅他
I can give her that
wǒ kě yǐ bǎ nà dōng xī gěi tā - 我可以把那东西给她
she goes there
tā qù nà lǐ - 她去那里
we greeted them
wǒ men xiàng tā men dǎ zhāo hū - 我们向他们打招呼

I can hear it
wǒ néng tīng dào - 我能听到
she imagine that
tā xiǎng xiàng - 她想象
we invited them
wǒ men yāo qǐng tā men - 我们邀请他们
I know him
wǒ rèn shí tā;tuó - 我认识他
she learned it
tā xué huì le;liǎo;liào - 她学会了
we leave now
wǒ men xiàn zài jiù lí kāi - 我们现在就离开
they lied about him
guān yú tā de shì tā men shuō huǎng le;liǎo;liào - 关于他的事他们说谎了
I can listen to that
wǒ kě yǐ tīng dào - 我可以听到
she lost that
tā diū shī le;liǎo;liào nà dōng xī - 她丢失了那东西
we made it yesterday
wǒ men zuó tiān chéng gōng le;liǎo;liào - 我们昨天成功了
they met him
tā men yù jiàn tā;tuó - 他们遇见他
I misspell that
wǒ pīn cuò le;liǎo;liào nà gè cí - 我拼错了那个词

she prefers that
tā gèng;gēng xǐ huān nà gè dōng xi;dōng xī - 她更喜欢那个东西

I can put it there
wǒ kě yǐ bǎ tā fàng zài nà er - 我可以把它放在那儿
she will read it
tā huì;kuài yuè dú tā de - 她会阅读它的
we received that
wǒ men shōu dào le;liǎo;liào - 我们收到了
they refuse to talk
tā men jù jué shuō huà - 他们拒绝说话
I remember that
wǒ jì de nà;nèi jiàn shì - 我记得那件事
she repeats that
tā zài shuō yī cì - 她再说一次
we see it
wǒ men kàn dào tā - 我们看到它
they sell it
tā men chū shòu nà dōng xī - 他们出售那东西
I sent that yesterday
wǒ zuó tiān jì le;liǎo;liào - 我昨天寄了

I can speak it
wǒ néng jiǎng nà zhǒng yǔ yán - 我能讲那种语言
she spends money
tā huā qián - 她花钱

she took that
tā bǎ nà dōng xī dài zǒu le - 她把那东西带走了
we teach it
wǒ men jiào;jiāo nà;nèi mén kè - 我们教那门课
they told us
tā men gào sù wǒ men - 他们告诉我们
she thanked him
tā gǎn xiè tā;tuó - 她感谢他
I can think about it
wǒ kě yǐ kǎo lǜ yī xià - 我可以考虑一下
she threw it
tā bǎ tā rēng le;liǎo;liào - 她把它扔了
we understand that
wǒ men míng bái le;liǎo;liào - 我们明白了
they want that
tā men yào;yāo nà gè - 他们要那个
I can wear it
wǒ néng chuān shàng tā - 我能穿上它
she writes that
tā xiě le;liǎo;liào nà dōng xī - 她写了那东西
we talk about it
wǒ men tǎo lùn zhè jiàn shì - 我们讨论这件事
they have it
tā men yǒu nà dōng xī - 他们有那东西
I watched it
wǒ kàn;kān guò le;liǎo;liào - 我看过了
I will talk about it
wǒ huì;kuài tǎo lùn zhè jiàn shì de;dì;dí - 我会讨论这件事的
he bought that yesterday
tā;tuó zuó tiān mǎi de;dì;dí - 他昨天买的
we finished it
wǒ men wán chéng liǎo - 我们完成了

inside the house
wū nèi - 屋内
outside the car
chē wài - 车外
with me
hé wǒ yī qǐ - 和我一起
without him
méi yǒu tā;tuó - 没有他
under the table
zhuō zi de;dì;dí xià mian;xià miàn - 桌子的下面
after tomorrow
míng tiān hòu - 明天后
before sunset
rì luò zhī qián - 日落之前
but I'm busy
dàn wǒ hěn máng - 但我很忙

he is not here
tā;tuó bù zài zhè lǐ - 他不在这里
that is not my book
nà;nèi bú shì wǒ de shū - 那不是我的书
do not enter
bù kě yǐ jìn qù - 不可以进去

where is he?
tā;tuó zài nǎ er? - 他在哪儿?
what is this?
zhè shì shén mē? - 这是什么?
why are you sad?
nǐ wèi shén me shāng xīn? - 你为什么伤心?
how do you want to pay?
nǐ xiǎng rú hé fù kuǎn? - 你想如何付款?

can I come?
wǒ kě yǐ lái ma ? - 我可以来吗 ?
is he sleeping?
tā;tuó zhèng zài shuì jiào ma? - 他正在睡觉吗?
do you know me?
nǐ rèn shí wǒ ma? - 你认识我吗?
do you have my book?
nǐ ná le;liǎo;liào wǒ de shū ma? - 你拿了我的书吗?
how big is it?
tā yǒu duō dà? - 它有多大?
can I help you?
wǒ kě yǐ bāng nǐ ma? - 我可以帮你吗?
can you help me?
nǐ néng bāng wǒ ma? - 你能帮我吗?
do you speak English?
nǐ jiǎng yīng yǔ ma? - 你讲英语吗?
how far is this?
lí;róu zhè lǐ duō yuǎn? - 离这里多远?

Please be patient as we upgrade this space. In the future you will find additional information and links of value to our families and students. Additionally, watch these pages for examples of our ELLs' best work! Thanks!