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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should tablets replace textbooks? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether tablets should replace
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
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By Laura Torres
MLA 8th Edition GuidelinesThe MLA guidelines 8th edition came out in April 2016. Although most of the guidelines for MLA format have remained the same, there are significant changes to the Works Cited entries.The new guidelines for Works Cited
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
50
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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, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
40
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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:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Posters
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
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, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
29
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By Laura Torres
Idiom Task Cards and Worksheets. These idiom task cards and matching worksheets are meant to help students recognize and use idioms in context. There are two sets of idioms task cards. 24 cards ask students to choose the idiom that best fits in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Task Cards
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
$3.50
39
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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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$3.00
32
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By Laura Torres
Summary and Response Essays - Complete Unit. This packet is a step-by-step, in-depth process for writing a summary and response essay. This packet contains a full sample article and a full sample essay that are used throughout to demonstrate the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, 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, W.11-12.1...
$6.50
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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
27
Bundle
By Laura Torres
This complete lesson plan employs critical thinking skills about print advertising. Students identify persuasive language, images, biases, and stereotypes in ads and how they affect the consumer. This lesson plan includes vocabulary, group work and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Minilessons
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.8.1, L.7.4, L.8.4
$2.00
40
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By Laura Torres
Bingo Game for a back to school ice breaker activity.Back to school activity for older students! Use these eight original Bingo cards as a group ice-breaker for middle or high school students. This is a fun, interactive game that will help your
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
51
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By Laura Torres
Descriptive Writing Picture Prompts. Using writing prompts with photos to teach descriptive writing is an effective exercise. Teach your students to use concrete, or sensory, detail with three thought-provoking photos with writing prompts and notes
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.6.3d, W.7.3, W.7.3b, W.7.3d, W.8.3, W.8.3b, W.8.3d, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3b...
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182
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By Laura Torres
Here are the common core standards for Fifth 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, progress or grades, and comments. These
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
56
Digital Download ZIP (4.38 MB)
By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading – All About Candy CornHalloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This All About Candy Corn packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
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By Laura Torres
Figurative Language Group Activity. Teach your students about five types of figurative language - metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole and allusion with this group activity. Using artwork as a platform, groups come up with a thesis statement
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
$3.75
67
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By Laura Torres
Informational Reading Passage – The Pet Rock This packet includes an informational article about the Pet Rock phenomenon in the 1970s and how its inventor became an instant millionaire. After a close reading of the article, students will answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
39
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Are shorter school days a good idea? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether shortening the school day is
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 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.6.4, RI.6.6...
$4.50
15
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By Laura Torres
Informational Reading Passage – Extreme Winter Sports This packet includes an informational article about three extreme winter sports: speed riding, snow kiting, and ice yachting. After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, 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
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By Laura Torres
Idioms Power Point Presentation. Teach your students idioms with this power point presentation. It has clear explanations and examples, and practice defining idioms. Great to spark interaction and discussion. This product is part of a money-saving
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
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
$3.00
28
Digital Download PPTX (11.69 MB)
By Laura Torres
Passive voice and active voice can be challenging to recognize. This packet makes it easy with simple explanations of passive construction. Included in this packet: a 3-page easy-to-understand instructional handout about active and passive voice, a
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.1b, L.8.3, L.8.3a
$2.00
45
Digital Download PDF (1.86 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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