Elsa Pla

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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
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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
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 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
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
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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)
By Elsa Pla
A printable/reproducible 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.)
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
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
Free color graphic organizers to help students compose narratives. They can be viewed with a document camera or promethium board or printed and used to make transparencies or posters.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Transparencies, Graphic Organizers, Posters
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By Elsa Pla
Free printable/reproducible graphic organizers to help students compose narratives. Great resource!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
2
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By Elsa Pla
A free color graphic organizer to help students plan characters for narratives. It can be viewed with a document camera or promethium board or printed and used to make transparencies or posters.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Transparencies, Graphic Organizers, Posters
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By Elsa Pla
A free printable/reproducible graphic organizer to help students plan the characters in a narrative.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
By Elsa Pla
Free color digital graphic organizers to help students plan sensory descriptions for paragraphs or narratives. They can be viewed with a document camera or promethium board or printed and used to make transparencies or posters.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Transparencies, Graphic Organizers, Posters
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Elsa Pla
Free printable/reproducible graphic organizers to help students plan sensory descriptions for paragraphs or narratives.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
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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