I've worked as an ESL Teacher for over 14 years. I have worked in all grade levels. I am currently working in middle school co-teaching in a Pre-Algebra 7th grade class with newcomers and higher EL levels as well.
Since I am an ESL Teacher, I'm used to preparing lesson plans that attend to different levels of proficiency. Since usually ESL students levels 1, 2, and 3 are together in one classroom, I like doing different activities that attend to the individual and his/her level as well as activities in which the ones that know more can model and help newer ones. Cooperative learning, group projects as well as individual projects are used daily.
I have a published book: Writer's Workshop and English Language Learners: Developing Oral Skills in Kindergarten ELL Students While Learning to Write.
Originally from Argentina, have lived in Minnesota for over 20 years. I went to college to study English. I got my BA in English with a concentration in translation and interpretation in Argentina. In Minnesota, completed my ESL Licensure and my MAT.
I have two kids, a 12 year old boy and an 10 year old girl. Love gardening, cooking, reading, and translating as well as editing from English into Spanish. Just started a new business and learning lots of new things. I'm also learning about investments and what not! I hope to travel to Europe, Africa, and Asia in the year ahead!