I have been teaching ELL students for the past 16 years, and can't imagine doing anything else! I started teaching in the Chicagoland area and taught there for 13 years. For the past 3 years, I taught in Charlotte, North Carolina. Recently my family has moved to Minneapolis, MN where I will begin teaching again as soon as my family is settled.
I have a very hands-on approach. I love making learning fun, but still maintaining the right amount of rigor. I do a lot of activities that involve close reading and focus on vocabulary instruction. I am a huge believer in co-teaching and co-teach most of my ELL students. It is difficult to find time to plan, but so worth the rewards that come when the students succeed due to having two adults collaboratively teaching in the room at the same time.
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I have my BA in TESOL/Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa.
I have two small girls and a loving husband. My husband travels a lot, so when he is gone, TPT fills my evenings:)
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, Informational Text