Elsa Pla

 (28)
United States - Colorado - Denver
Elsa Pla
4.0
69 votes
"A word in season, how good it is!"
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
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
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
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
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
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 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$2.99
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
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 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
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 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
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 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.12 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:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
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 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
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 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
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
not yet rated
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 ratings
3.7
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
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 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
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 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.12 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 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
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
not yet rated
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 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
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 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.06 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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
not yet rated
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 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
showing 1-20 of 37

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

4.0
Total:
69 total vote(s)
Ask Elsa Pla a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
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)

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up