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By Laura Torres
Semicolons Power Point Presentation. Take the mystery out of this commonly misused punctuation mark. Semicolon usage is clearly explained in this Power Point with explanations, examples, and quizzes. This product is part of a money-saving pack
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.6.2, L.7.2, L.8.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
$2.00
22
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By Laura Torres
Winter Informational Reading Bundle Avalanches, Extreme Winter Sports, Snowflakes, and Hibernation. Bring some seasonal fun into the classroom during the cold winter months. Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets. Please click on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
26
Bundle
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
Back to School Class Rules Activity. Instead of giving a dry presentation on class rules and policies, engage students with this collaborative activity. This is how it works: Start with your non-negotiable general rules. Included is a poster that
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
19
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By Laura Torres
Clauses Explanations, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz, and Key. This packet explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses, nonrestrictive, and restrictive clauses. Each has a clear explanation, examples
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.7.1c, W.8.1c, W.9-10.1c, W.11-12.1c, L.7.1a, L.9-10.1b
$2.00
20
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By Laura Torres
The amount of material needed to teach the common core standards can be overwhelming at times, but you can keep it all in one place and organized with this system. The three-ring binder- ready organizers have each standard written out on a cover
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Printables
$3.95
28
Digital Download PDF (2.71 MB)
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
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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, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.50
20
Digital Download ZIP (4.19 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, 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
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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
20
Bundle
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
17
Bundle
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
8
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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
16
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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
22
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By Laura Torres
Synonyms and Antonyms. This is a bundled package containing 32 synonym matching cards and 32 antonym matching cards. These products are available separately, but if you buy them together, you save money! Help your students learn synonyms, or words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.5, L.2.5b, L.3.5
$4.00
$3.00
28
Bundle
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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$15.95
7
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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:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.95
26
Digital Download PDF (6.50 MB)
By Laura Torres
MLA Format - In-text Citations. This Power Point presentation goes through the basics of in-text citations for articles in a logical way with clear examples. This product will be updated as the Modern Language Association updates its guidelines.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.7.6, W.7.8, W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8
$1.50
10
Digital Download PPTX (0.57 MB)
By Laura Torres
Twelve opinion reading and opinion writing units together in one money-saving mega bundle. Save 30% Watch this short video for a more thorough preview of the units: Video: How to use Opinion Reading and Writing Units in Your Classroom Each
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.6.6, RI.6.10...
$54.00
$36.00
14
Bundle
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
22
Digital Download PDF (2.16 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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