Valentina Gonzalez – ELL Teaching Hero Spotlight

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Newly Released

Valentina has just released her new book called Reading & Writing with English Learners: A Framework for K-5!

In the book, she discusses reading and writing workshops, phonics, accommodations for your ELLs and more. You can grab your copy on Amazon here or by clicking the picture below. 

Reading and Writing for English Learners by Valentina Gonzalez

Activities Inspired by Valentina Gonzalez

Below are strategies or activity ideas on Kid-Inspired Classroom that were either inspired by Valentina Gonzalez or that I know she supports. I will continue to add to this collection with time. You can find lots more from Valentina by checking the section below that lists her articles and resources.

Valentina Gonzalez Articles & Resources

Valentina Gonzalez runs a wonderful Facebook group called advocating for ELLs. There are so many professional, caring teachers who participate in discussions, supporting and encouraging each other. 

I have had a few discussions with Valentina and have been impressed with her passion for education and social justice.

Valentina also runs a wonderful blog called English Learners where you can find articles on all sorts of helpful topics related to teaching. You can check it out here.

You can also find a great list of recommended books and resources on her blog.

Valentina Gonzalez's Story

Valentina Gonzalez spent many years teaching various grade levels before becoming an educational consultant providing professional development for those working with English learners.

"I believe that all students bring assets & value to our classrooms & that every teacher is a teacher of language."    - Valentina Gonzalez

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