Elsa Pla

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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
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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
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
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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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