Elsa Pla

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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Study Guides
$2.99
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$2.99
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By Elsa Pla
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.
Subjects:
Short Stories, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
2
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Study Guides
$2.50
2
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By Elsa Pla
This printable/reproducible template has been designed to be used as an initial step in the analysis of a story or novel. It could also be used as a simple reading assessment.
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.2, RL.8.3
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By Elsa Pla
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. Appetizing
Subjects:
Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Lectures, Printables
$2.50
5
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
$1.00
13
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By Elsa Pla
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. Students will love the concept of
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
$2.75
1
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By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible resource on style. It contains a list of rhetorical devices with examples. You can use this product as a year-long writing tool. Very helpful!This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts, Printables
$2.50
1
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By Elsa Pla
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.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables
$1.00
3
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By Elsa Pla
A researched list of elements of poetry with definitions and examples. You can use this printable and reproducible product as part of a middle school or high school unit on poetry (it's a very helpful resource for both students and teachers). A
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Bibliographies, Research, Printables
$2.50
1
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By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible resource on the writing process. You can use this product as a year-long tool for any mode of writing and as an assessment guide. A revising/editing checklist is included. Very helpful!This work is licensed under a Creative
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
1
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By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible resource on word choice. You can use this product as part of a lesson on revision.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
$1.00
2
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Outlines, Printables, Study Guides
CCSS:
RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, RL.8.10
$0.95
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible resource on writing poetry. You can use this product as part of a middle school or high school unit on poetry or as a step-by-step poetry assessment guide. A rubric is included. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Elsa Pla
Great poster for your Language Arts classroom. Use it as a discussion starter for writers' workshop, and then print it and post it in your room as a constant reminder of the writing process. (You can project it from your computer using a document
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible resource on poetry. You can use this product as an introduction to a middle school or high school unit on poetry.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
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By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible resource on reading poetry. You can use this product as part of a middle school or high school unit on poetry.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
FREE
4
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
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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. - Blog: www.elsapla.wordpress.com (juvenile and young adult book reviews)

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