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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should animals be kept in zoos? This digital file contains two original
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive Compatible Thesis statements: Writing a thesis statement can seem like an overwhelming task for many students. This digital files includes instruction with ideas, explanations and worksheets to make
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Google Apps
$3.50
7 ratings
3.8
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This digital file contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit for Google Drive and MS OneDrive. Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for each grade level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
$9.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should Fidget Spinners be Allowed in the Classroom? This digital file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
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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
3 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should America Switch to the Metric System? This digital file contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.19 MB)
By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Are Driverless Cars the Future of American Transportation? This digital file
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Google Apps
$4.50
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Digital For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Writing 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 common core standard Text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
$7.50
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should schools discipline cyberbullies? This digital file contains two
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...
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive Compatible Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Are participation trophies for everyone a good idea? This packet contains
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Google Apps
$4.50
1 rating
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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

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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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