Elsa Pla

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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
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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
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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
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
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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 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 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
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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
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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)
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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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