Elsa Pla

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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
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By Elsa Pla
A color version of a graphic organizer for the "hamburger" paragraph. This digital document can be viewed with a document camera or promethium board or printed and used to make transparencies or posters.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Transparencies, Graphic Organizers, Posters
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By Elsa Pla
A free printable/reproducible graphic organizer to help students compose "hamburger" paragraphs. ESL students in particular will benefit from this planning guide.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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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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