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By Laura Torres
Superlatives: Big, Bigger, Biggest is a collection of activities to introduce students to comparatives and superlatives. Activities include: Sorting cards, class games, drawing activity, worksheets and story time fun. Can be used with or without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1a
$3.50
75
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By Laura Torres
Apostrophe Review, Game, Quiz, and Keys. Make apostrophes fun! After an apostrophe review, students will play an active, trashcan-ball game that will test their skills. The game engages all types of learners and serves as a review for the quiz. 24
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Games
CCSS:
L.6.2, L.7.2, L.8.2, L.9-10.2
$3.00
62
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By Laura Torres
Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary. Power Point Presentation, handouts and exercises. Learning when and how to use quotes, paraphrase, and summary is essential for writing research papers. This Power Point and coordinating handouts explain the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
25
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By Laura Torres
Idiom Worksheets. These idiom worksheets complement any lesson on idioms. There is a blank template for students to write in the idiom of their choice, or you can use the three worksheets with provided idioms and illustrations. You might also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.5, L.3.5, L.4.5, L.5.5
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70
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report or Chart - Sixth Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Sixth Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports, report cards, or checklists. Each ELA common core standard is listed and has
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
26
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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:
Writing, Tools for Common Core, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.1b, L.8.3, L.8.3a
$2.00
47
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By Laura Torres
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is a classic short story that will engage 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
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
10
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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, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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...
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25
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By Laura Torres
Winter Animals and Snowman Flip Book Writing Activity. A snowman, bear, and penguin with flip books on their bellies make a fun writing activity that is perfect for decorating a bulletin board. This flexible product can be used with the pre-printed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.5, W.1.5
$3.00
32
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By Laura Torres
Verbal moods require practice! This verb mood sorting activity helps students identify verbs in indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive moods. This product is part of a money-saving Verb Moods bundle Verb Moods This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
L.8.1c
$2.00
11
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By Laura Torres
Passive voice and active voice are demystified in this Power Point presentation. Passive and active voice are clearly explained with examples and an exercise/quiz. This is a stand-alone product, or you can pair it with my worksheets and quizzes or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.1b, L.8.3, L.8.3a
$3.00
13
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By Laura Torres
Figurative Language Resources Bundle. All my popular figurative language resources are here in a money-saving bundle. Save over 30%! Here is what you will get in this bundle: 20 Figurative Language Posters Figurative language posters for your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
$20.25
$14.95
20
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By Laura Torres
Opinion Reading Comprehension and Opinion Writing. Should Contact Sports for Kids be Banned? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should be allowed to play contact
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$4.50
12
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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
21
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By Laura Torres
Sight words color-by-code winter coloring pages will help your students practice sight words and have fun coloring. Coloring promotes fine motor skills, focus, creativity, and anxiety reduction. This product contains 5 black and white winter scenes:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
2
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By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading - The Truth About Vampire BatsThis packet includes an informational article about the true nature of vampire bats. After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions on main ideas, reading comprehension,
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
19
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By Laura Torres
Idiom Worksheets. These idiom worksheets are a fun way to help students recognize and use idioms in context. There are many options for using these worksheets to suit your needs. With 34 idioms and 3 types of worksheets, you can use one for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
11
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By Laura Torres
Essay Revision - Error and Progress Logs. Editable! This system makes grading easy, and students learn more than with traditional marking and corrections on essay drafts. Use codes to mark errors in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.4, W.7.5, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5
$2.00
35
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By Laura Torres
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is now a movie that is true to the story but has some significant creative differences from the book. This is the perfect opportunity for students to do a compare/contrast and analyze the choices between print and
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.7
$2.00
7
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Are Driverless Cars the Future of American Transportation? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
8
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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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