Elsa Pla

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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:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
$1.00
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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. You will also find a free matching
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
$2.75
1
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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.You will also find a
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
5
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
1
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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:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
3
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts, Printables
$2.50
1
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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:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Printables
$2.50
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:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Outlines, Printables
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 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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
$1.00
2
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Bibliographies, Printables
$2.50
1
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
FREE
2
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
1
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
FREE
4
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By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on reading 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
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
FREE
4
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By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible document containing a lesson plan for a fun revision activity that can be used as a quick weekly formative assessment. It works for middle school students at any proficiency level. It's a great product and it's free! The 5x5
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Printables
FREE
2
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
By Elsa Pla
A free, colorful supplement to my reproducible document on style: Style- Mr. Hot and Spicy. The first page is an image of Mr. Hot and Spicy, and the second page is a list of the writing tools and tricks (rhetorical devices) defined in the original
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Transparencies, Printables, Posters
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By Elsa Pla
A color version of the well-known K(know) W(want to know) L(learned) chart. It's useful as an introduction to any unit of study. ( I recommend using it as an introduction to lessons on the parts of speech.) This digital document can be viewed with a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Transparencies, Graphic Organizers, Posters
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.09 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. - 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)

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