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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should animals be kept in zoos? This digital file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
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By Laura Torres
Practicing identifying sentence fragments in context with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. Each of the 14 cards contains a five-sentence paragraph. Students drag and drop the fragment in the zone. For a playable
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Flash Cards, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This digital file contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
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By Laura Torres
Match common idioms with their definitions with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. Original, engaging artwork on all 34 cards. For a playable preview, click here:Idiom Match Preview Boom CardsYou can always use
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Flash Cards, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$3.00
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By Laura Torres
These writing prompts feature a quote on success and a thoughtful prompt. Perfect for bell ringers or journals, there are ten quotes and prompts for each writing strategy: expository, narrative, persuasive, and research. All reflect a growth
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Google Apps
$4.00
4
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By Laura Torres
Practice active and passive voice with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are three brief review cards and 21 task cards. Students will read a sentence on each card and decide whether it is active or passive.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Flash Cards, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.Are Driverless Cars the Future of American
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Google Apps
$4.50
Digital Download ZIP (4.17 MB)
By Laura Torres
Practice comma rules with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are 21 cards in this deck. Students will drag and drop commas where they belong in the sentence on each card. Punctuation can be fun!For a playable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should America Switch to the Metric System? This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
2
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit for Google Drive and MS OneDrive.Great for distance learning!Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
$9.50
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should Fidget Spinners be Allowed in the Classroom?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
Digital Download ZIP (4.20 MB)
By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible. Great for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.Are participation trophies for everyone a good
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Google Apps
$4.50
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By Laura Torres
Practice semicolon rules with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are 14 cards in this deck. Students will drag and drop semicolons to replace commas in sentences where necessary. Interactive and fun!For a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Laura Torres
Practice commonly confused words with these 3 decks of interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are 34 - 36 cards in each deck. Students will choose which commonly confused word is correct in the sentence on each card.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$5.50
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should schools discipline cyberbullies? This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6...
$4.50
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Digital For Google Drive and Google Classroom.Great for distance learningWriting a Narrative Essay:This unit has everything you need to teach a narrative essay from start to finish. It is meant to align with all the objectives of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
$7.50
Digital Download ZIP (4.17 MB)
By Laura Torres
Practice all the apostrophe rules with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are 14 cards in this deck. Students will read two sentences on each card and choose the one that uses apostrophes correctly.For a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By Laura Torres
Practice verbals - participles, gerunds, and infinitives - with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are 24 cards in this deck. Students will identify verbals as participles, gerunds, or infinitives. In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.8.1a
$3.00
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By Laura Torres
Practicing inference with photos instead of text is a good way for students to focus on the basics of making inferences. There are 40 photos, one for each week of the school year, plus a few extras, and everything you need to print or present. Great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Google Apps
$5.95
Digital Download ZIP (46.02 MB)
By Laura Torres
Sight words fun! This bundle contains 5 Boom Card decks. Each contains 19 sight word nouns, for a total of 95 words. Students will click on the picture that matches the word on each card. Original, engaging artwork on each card.For a playable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Internet Activities
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught: Composition, Humanities, and Creative Writing, Literature and English. I have worked as a developer and writer of K-6 Curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English M.A. in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I became a teacher, I spent twenty years as a freelance writer and editor, primarily for middle-grade readers. I am the author of a few dozen how-to children's books, young adult novels and many magazine articles. I used to write K-6 curriculum-based quizzes for a publishing company. I currently teach first-year college students. visit my blog at: http://compositionclassroom.blogspot.com

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