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By Laura Torres
Research paper complete unit. Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish. Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines. For the APA version of this unit,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.6, W.8.8, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1...
$9.50
1,044
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By Laura Torres
Persuasive Essay Complete Unit. This complete unit for teaching persuasive essays has everything you need from pre-writing techniques to group work, ethos, pathos, and logos lesson and activities, to worksheets and grading rubrics. Whether you are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Unit Plans
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.6, W.8.8, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1...
$7.50
206
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By Laura Torres
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 Types and Purposes for 8th - 10th grade (8.W.3; 9.W.3; 10.W.3),
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
W.8.3, W.9-10.3
$7.50
156
Digital Download PDF (2.33 MB)
By Laura Torres
Grammar and Punctuation Bundle: Grammar and Punctuation Resources Over 50% Savings! This huge bundle of my grammar and punctuation products are meant for middle and high school students who need to brush up on some of the most important grammar and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.8.3, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2
$56.00
$29.95
88
Digital Download ZIP (42.84 MB)
By Laura Torres
This pack combines my popular run-on sentence and sentence fragment products, which are also sold separately. Included are instructional worksheets, quizzes and answer keys. Everything you need to teach proper sentence structure is here.This pack
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$3.50
178
Digital Download ZIP (4.74 MB)
By Laura Torres
Essay Writing Bundle - Research Papers, Persuasive Essays, Narrative Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays. My four popular essay writing units are here in money-saving bundle. Each unit is complete and breaks down the process into manageable parts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.6, W.8.8, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10
$30.45
$21.50
82
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Compare / contrast essay - complete unit. The common core aligned packet is full of resources with everything you need for writing a compare/contrast essay. Primarily geared toward grades 6 - 8, it involves higher-level thinking compare/contrast
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.6.9, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.7, W.7.9, W.8.1...
$5.95
110
Digital Download PDF (3.87 MB)
By Laura Torres
Worksheets, Quiz, and Answer Keys for run-on sentences. This packet includes a simple-to-understand explanation of run-on sentences, a worksheet, quiz and answer keys. The sentences are entertaining and cover the all the basics to ensure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$2.00
71
Digital Download PDF (3.40 MB)
By Laura Torres
Topic Sentences Power Point Presentation - Instruction, Examples, and Exercises This Power Point presentation will help you teach your students everything they need to know about topic sentences. It is complete with instructions, examples for each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
48
Digital Download PPTX (0.82 MB)
By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Bottled Water be Banned? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Students be
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
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...
$13.50
$9.00
79
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Halloween and Fall are excellent times to bring seasonal reading into the classroom. Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets. Watch this short video to get a preview:Fall Informational Reading Bundle VideoPlease click on the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.10, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.4...
$8.00
$6.00
96
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Extreme Sports Informational Reading BundleHigh interest reading for your students! Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets on extreme sports:Parkour and FreerunningBASE jumpingThe World's Toughest Foot RaceSlackliningPlease click on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
31
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Review parts of speech with this fun game. This activity involves the whole class and is a nice break from workbooks or lectures on identifying parts of speech. My students love this activity because it is interactive and sparks some lively
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.6.1
$3.00
131
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Do Cell Phones Belong in Schools?This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether students should have cell phones
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
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.6.6, RI.6.10...
$4.50
30
Digital Download PDF (1.62 MB)
By Laura Torres
Worksheets, quizzes, and answer keys for Sentence Fragments. This packet includes an easy-to-understand explanatory worksheet for sentence fragments with examples, a worksheet with an answer key, and two quizzes with answer keys. You can use one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$2.00
56
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
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.6.6, RI.6.10...
$13.50
$9.00
48
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Twelve opinion reading and opinion writing units together in one money-saving mega bundle. Save 30% Watch this short video for a more thorough preview of the units: Video: How to use Opinion Reading and Writing Units in Your Classroom Each
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
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.6.6, RI.6.10...
$54.00
$36.00
15
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Figurative language posters for your classroom! These 8 1/2 x 11 figurative language posters will help students learn metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, allusion, metonymy, onomatopoeia, alliteration, oxymoron and euphemism with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5...
$3.50
179
Digital Download PDF (2.47 MB)
By Laura Torres
Subject Verb Agreement Rules, Examples, Quiz, and Key. This handout and quiz addresses all the rules of subject verb agreement including compound subjects, collective nouns, and hidden subjects. Great review for older students. This product stands
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$2.00
44
Digital Download PDF (3.84 MB)
By Laura Torres
This is a huge bundle containing all of my essay writing products at a big savings. It's a deal even if you've purchased a few of my essay products before - get the rest at a savings! As I add more products, I will add to the bundle. There are six
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$71.40
$50.00
65
Bundle
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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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