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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
1,043
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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
205
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By Laura Torres
Thesis statements: Writing a thesis statement can seem like an overwhelming task for many students. This packet includes informational handouts with ideas, explanations and worksheets to make the process easy. A complementary power point is included
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1
$3.50
371
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By Laura Torres
MLA Format - In Text Citations, Flow Chart, Rules, and Power Point Presentation. This MLA guide explains the rules for in-text citations for articles as sources. It contains this 15-slide Power Point:MLA Format in-text Citations Power PointIt also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
W.7.6, W.7.8, W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8
$2.00
132
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By Laura Torres
Plagiarism is a big issue in the classroom. This packet has everything you need to help students understand when to credit sources. The handout explains clearly what plagiarism is and gives examples of how and when to use quotations and paraphrase.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8
$3.00
167
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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
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By Laura Torres
Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit. Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for each grade level 7 - 12 that reflect the standards. This unit has everything you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d, W.7.1e, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.7, W.7.8, W.7.9...
$9.50
112
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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
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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
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By Laura Torres
Writing prompts for research papers and argumentative essays. This product contains forty topics for research or argumentative essays. Each half-sheet prompt contains a topic, questions to consider, and research ideas. They do not tell the student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.7, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.7, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.7
$4.95
104
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By Laura Torres
Writing a research paper - complete unit in APA style. Follows updated 7th edition guidelines that were published in January 2020. This is the APA version of my best-selling MLA research paper unit found here:Writing a Research Paper - Complete
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Handouts
$9.50
35
Digital Download PDF (10.43 MB)
By Laura Torres
Passive voice and active voice are tricky for students. This hands-on sorting game is the best way I've used in my classroom to engage the students and help them understand passive voice. This is something different than the typical lecture and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Games
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.3
$3.00
112
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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
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By Laura Torres
This packet contains 109 commonly confused and misspelled words for vocabulary work in your classroom. There are 6 pages of word charts with definitions and example sentences, 6 pages of blank word charts, and the same word charts with definitions,
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.8.4, L.9-10.4, L.11-12.4
$3.95
73
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By Laura Torres
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls book and movie resources. I teach The Glass Castle in my classroom every quarter, because I've never had a student who did not like it and connect with it in some way. I've had great success with it, and am now
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.50
95
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By Laura Torres
This comprehensive teaching unit for The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore has everything you need from detailed quizzes to check for careful reading to graphic organizers for theme development. Included in the packet: - Vocabulary words from each
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$8.95
26
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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
This is a proven method for writing body paragraphs in research-based papers. Your student has a working thesis and research for a research paper. Now what? I find that incorporating the research into body paragraphs is the most difficult part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, W.8.4, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.4, W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.2c, W.11-12.4
$3.00
78
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By Laura Torres
Grammar and Punctuation Assessments / Tests. This packet includes two grammar and punctuation tests. I use one for an assessment to see what my class needs to work on, and then one at the end of the quarter as a final test. You can use them any way
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2
$4.00
36
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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
64
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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