Elsa Pla

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United States - Colorado - Denver
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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
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)
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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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