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By Laura Torres
6th Grade Common Core Standards ELA Posters. The 8 1/2" x 11" posters are color coded with a vibrant chevron background and use the exact wording from the common core standards. A great way to display the standards in your classroom! Common Core
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.95
27
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By Laura Torres
For Google Drive and Google Classroom. Go Paperless! Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive CompatibleGreat for distance learning!Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should animals be kept in zoos? This digital file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Handouts
$4.50
27
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By Laura Torres
Figurative Language can be fun! This cooperative game helps you review 10 types of figurative language. This packet has 50 sentence strips for students to match with a figurative language category. Working together as a group, this is a fun,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4
$3.50
81
Digital Download PDF (29.49 MB)
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, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
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
29
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By Laura Torres
These fall-themed packets each contain an interesting fall reading passage on apples, acorns, owls, pumpkins, and leaves. Students will read the passage, then practice parts of speech with a color-coded coloring page. Students love to color, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$15.00
$10.00
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.6.1
$3.00
132
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
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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216
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By Laura Torres
Winter Informational Reading Passage – Snowflakes This packet includes an informational article about the science behind the flakes. The passage covers how snowflakes are formed and how they are shaped by the conditions on their path to the ground.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
18
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
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, Cooperative Learning, Activities
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
68
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By Laura Torres
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic scary short story that will thrill your students. This speed round game will promote meaningful discussion about the story to get your classwork rolling. Use as an independent activity or as a starter or
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
21
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By Laura Torres
Apostrophes Power Point. This Power Point reviews all the apostrophe rules with examples and ends with an exercise to check for understanding. This product is part of a money-saving pack bundled with 20 other great grammar and punctuation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.5.2, L.6.2, L.7.2, L.8.2, L.9-10.2
$3.00
20
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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
53
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By Laura Torres
This Figurative Language Matching Card Game can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. You can use it as a Concentration style game, or use the cards face up if your students are new to the terms. Full instructions and variations included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RL.6.4, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
$3.00
22
Digital Download PDF (9.40 MB)
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
57
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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
19
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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, 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
30
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report - Fourth Grade. Here are the common core standards for Fourth 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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
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, 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
40
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By Laura Torres
Essay Writing for Home School - Complete Curriculum This 182-page guide is for college-bound secondary home school students. I have adapted my popular essay writing units into one coherent, self-directed home school curriculum. The curriculum
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$15.95
8
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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
16
Digital Download PDF (0.97 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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