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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, Grammar, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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
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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
Fall Informational Reading – The Mystery of the Salem Witches Solved?Halloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This packet contains an informational article on how a fungus in the rye crop may have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, 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
23
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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, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
17
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Games, Posters
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
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Bundle
By Laura Torres
Point of View in Academic Writing: Power Point, Note-taking Template, and Worksheets.First person, second person, and third person. This packet helps students learn which point of view is appropriate in academic essays. The power point goes through
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1d, W.8.2, W.8.2e, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2e, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1d, W.11-12.2...
$3.50
10
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By Laura Torres
Clauses Power Point. This editable 15-slide power point presentation explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses, nonrestrictive, and restrictive clauses. Each has a clear explanation, followed
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.7.1c, W.8.1c, W.9-10.1c, W.11-12.1c, L.7.1a, L.9-10.1b
$3.00
29
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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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
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
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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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
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should Schools Discipline Cyberbullies? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether schools should be
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$4.50
14
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
$3.00
25
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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
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By Laura Torres
Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned. The handouts, worksheets, and graphic organizers contained in this packet are appropriate for many kinds of informational reading. The examples used in explanations are from famous speeches, and I
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3...
$4.95
39
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By Laura Torres
Informational Reading Passage – Avalanches This packet includes an informational article about avalanches. After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions on main ideas, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. A coordinating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
12
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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:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
19
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By Laura Torres
Figurative Language Trading Cards for multiple uses in your classroom. Figurative language is much easier to learn when you use visuals. These cards, which can be used as rewards, flash cards, or for matching games, feature original art and examples
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
$2.00
47
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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, 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
18
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By Laura Torres
ABC Writing Practice Book. This cute book is a great addition to your centers or as a daily warm-up activity. Each letter has a half-page with an illustration, upper case letters and lower case letters in solid type and dashed type for tracing, then
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Workbooks, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
L.K.1a, L.1.1a
$3.50
17
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By Laura Torres
Shakespeare's Hamlet Quote Posters. Nine full-color posters with quotes from Shakespeare's Hamlet and original artwork. Also included are the same posters with white backgrounds to save ink. Decorate your room with thoughts from one of Shakespeare's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
16
Digital Download PDF (36.09 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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