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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
80
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Idioms learning tool: Idiom Posters - 34 different idioms are illustrated and defined in this poster set. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, full color. Use them to decorate your room or use them for writing prompts or discussions. These idioms are a mix of basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, L.3.5, L.4.5, L.4.5b, L.5.5, L.5.5b, L.6.5
$4.50
48
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report - Third Grade. Here are the common core standards for Third Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
105
Digital Download ZIP (7.58 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:
Worksheets, Handouts, Research
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
82
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading – Day of the DeadHalloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This Day of the Dead packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and traditions of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, 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...
$2.00
42
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should bottled water be banned? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether bottled water should be banned.
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
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.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.6.9...
$4.50
42
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By Laura Torres
Opinion Reading Comprehension and Opinion Writing. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether elementary school students should do homework. Multiple skills are covered,
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
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
43
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By Laura Torres
Informational Reading Passage – Why the QWERTY keyboard? This packet includes an informational article about how the QWERTY keyboard was developed and why we still use it today, even though there is no real reason behind it. After a close reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, 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...
$2.00
32
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Laura Torres
Subject-verb agreement Power Point. This subject verb agreement presentation will engage middle and high school students with its interesting fact-based sample sentences and photo illustrations. It has all the basics to master or review subject-verb
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$3.00
34
Digital Download PPTX (5.58 MB)
By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. School Uniforms - Should Students Wear Uniforms? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should wear
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$4.50
42
Digital Download PDF (0.86 MB)
By Laura Torres
Help students revise paragraphs in research, argumentative, and persuasive essays. Most students know that paragraphs in their essays should start with a topic sentence, but then what? This color-coding system helps them identify five types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.5, W.9-10.5, W.11-12.5
$3.00
78
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should get paid for good grades. Multiple skills are
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
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.6.4, RI.6.6...
$4.50
45
Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Laura Torres
Compound word activity for more advanced learners. Use compound words to write four kinds of riddles! Reinforce many language arts skills with a little humor. You can start the lesson by reading Rick Walton's "Once There was a Bull...frog" if you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RF.3.3, RF.4.3, L.3.1, L.4.1
$4.25
41
Digital Download ZIP (8.68 MB)
By Laura Torres
Updated 7th edition APA guidelines. The APA updated their guidelines in October 2019 and published them in January 2020. There are many changes. The most significant is the difference in formatting between student papers and professional papers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.00
14
Digital Download PDF (8.62 MB)
By Laura Torres
Candy Award Certificates for the end of the year or end of the quarter for middle and high school students. 25 different awards that each go with a popular candy. Full list of candy is included. You can use Fun Size or regular size candy. The file
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
16
Digital Download ZIP (5.29 MB)
By Laura Torres
Figurative Language Power Point. This power point is a great tool to help you teach figurative language. Metaphor, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, metonymy, onomatopoeia, euphemism, allusion, oxymoron and personification each have a definition
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations, Other
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...
$3.00
38
Digital Download PPTX (28.56 MB)
By Laura Torres
Idioms Resource Bundle. Save money with this Idioms Bundle containing five complementary products: posters, matching cards for games, task cards and worksheets, a power point presentation, and idiom worksheets. The bundle is almost a 30% savings
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, L.3.5, L.4.5, L.5.5
$14.00
$9.95
20
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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
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
180
Digital Download PDF (2.47 MB)
By Laura Torres
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is a classic novel that was made into Ender's Game the movie in the Fall of 2013. There has been a lot of excitement and renewed interest in this award-winning novel. This is one of my all-time favorites, and I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.3, W.8.1, W.8.7, W.8.8, W.8.9, W.9-10.1...
$6.95
38
Digital Download PDF (0.59 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 - Do Cell Phones Belong in Schools? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$13.50
$9.00
30
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

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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