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 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:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Printables
$2.99
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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 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:
Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, Assessment, 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
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, Printables
FREE
2
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By Elsa Pla
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
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Rubrics
FREE
1
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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
FREE
1
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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
1
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By Elsa Pla
Free color graphic organizers to help students compose five-paragraph essays. They can be viewed with a document camera or promethium board or printed and used to make transparencies or posters.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Transparencies, Graphic Organizers, Posters
FREE
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By Elsa Pla
Free printable/reproducible graphic organizers to help students compose five-paragraph essays.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
1
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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:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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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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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