Elsa Pla
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A printable/reproducible document containing a unit (lecture) on sentence fluency with lots of examples for students to emulate. It's appropriate for middle school students and especially helpful for second language learners. It's best to teach this
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A 20-page document containing multiple teaching resources for a unit on writing 5-paragraph essays (expository and persuasive). It contains checklists, models, and step-by-step scaffolding. The resources are suitable for middle school students and
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A printable/reproducible document containing a unit (lecture) on sentence structure with lots of examples and fun illustrations. It's an excellent resource for middle school students and second language learners. You will also find a free matching
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A printable/reproducible document containing 36 original poems and poetry prompts, one for each week of the school year. The poems are appropriate for middle school and high school students. They function as mentor texts / models for students to
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A printable/reproducible document with information on constructing paragraphs. It's an excellent resource for middle school students, especially for second language learners. The document contains examples and graphic organizers.You will also find a
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on writing poetry. You will find the power point (free) on the poetry page of my website: www.writecook.com. You can use this product as part of a middle school or high school unit on
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Colorful, fun collage of the elements of fiction. Your students will love the idea of a "plot house." You could have them draw, color, and label their own. Great resource for visual learners! Print and post this digital poster, or project it from
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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A printable/reproducible version of a writing resource on style. It contains a list of rhetorical devices with examples. You will find a color version (free) on the "Let's Start Cookin" page of my website: www.writecook.com. You can use this product
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A printable/reproducible document containing information on the elements of fiction, instructions on how to compose a personal or fictional narrative, and an assessment. It's an excellent supplement to any middle school unit on narrative writing.
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on word choice. You will find the power point (free) on the "Let's Start Cookin" page of my website: www.writecook.com. You can use this product as part of a lesson on revision. This
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A printable/reproducible document containing student-friendly definitions and examples of the eight parts of speech. It includes suggestions for students on how to best use the parts of speech in their writing. A bibliography is included. Great
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A researched list of elements of poetry with definitions and examples. (You will find more on poetry [including poetry models and prompts] on the poetry page of my website: www.writecook.com.) You can use this printable and reproducible product as
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A printable/reproducible document containing a five-step process for revising a narrative (supports the core standards). It's useful for any middle school or high school writing student. Also - you'll find a free matching powerpoint presentation on
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This printable/reproducible list of reading strategies is designed to support (before or after) a classroom discussion on becoming a better reader. Students could identify strategies they prefer or that work best for them, and perhaps add a few of
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A printable/reproducible version of a lesson on keeping a writer's notebook. You will find a free color version on the "Let's Start Cookin'" page of my website: www.writecook.com. You can use this product as an introduction to middle school
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Six colorful digital posters on revising, perfect for your Language Arts class or your Writers' Workshop. You can print the posters and post them in your classroom, or project them from your computer using a document camera or a Promethium board.
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on the writing process. You will find the power point (free) on the "Let's Start Cookin'" page of my website: www.writecook.com. You can use this product as a year-long tool for any mode
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Thorough (but easy to use) rubric/scoring sheet for expository or persuasive essays. This checklist provides clear student feedback and simplifies the process of grading essays. It works for any type of grading system. THIS PRODUCT IS INCLUDED IN
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Colorful poster for the start of the school year. Use it as a discussion starter for your writers' workshop and as a reminder of why it's important to become a proficient writer. Print it and post it in your classroom, or project it from your
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on poetry. You will find the power point (free) on the poetry page of my website: www.writecook.com. You can use this product as an introduction to a middle school or high school unit on
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 25+ years of experience teaching Science and Language Arts to middle school and high school students in public and private schools.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I differentiate for multiple learning styles and second language learners. My lessons incorporate direct instruction and high-level whole-class or small-group discussions followed by creative, independent work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Denver Public Schools Mile High Teacher, 2008; Colorado Distinguished Teacher Award, 2001; Secondary Teacher of the Year,1995

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in Science, Minor in Music, Courses in Education- University of Puerto Rico; MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults- Vermont College of Fine Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

- Fully bilingual (English Spanish). - Colorado Licensed Teacher with endorsements in Secondary Science and Language Arts. - Member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Denver Writing Project (DWP) - Website/blogs: www.writecook.com (middle school writing resources) www.thewritetown.wordpress.com (writing exercises) www.elsapla.wordpress.com (juvenile and young adult book reviews)