ESL Teaching Hero Spotlight: Valentina Gonzalez
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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.
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.
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
- LDI – Listen Discuss Identify – ESL Vocabulary Activity
- Make Grade-Level Texts Fall-Out-of-Your-Seat Funny and Memorable for ELLs
- How to Teach ESL: A Comprehensive Guide
- 2nd Grade ESL Teaching Curriculum Guide and Resources
- How to Use Translanguaging in the Classroom
- 3-Step Close Reading Strategy for Beginner Readers – With Free Download