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Writing a research paper - complete unit in APA style. This is the APA version of my best-selling MLA research paper unit found here: Writing a Research Paper - Complete Unit The content is the same, but adjusted for APA style, with additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Handouts
$9.50
12 ratings
3.9
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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
16 ratings
4.0
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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
17 ratings
3.9
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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
21 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Extreme Sports Informational Reading Bundle High interest reading for your students! Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets on extreme sports: Parkour and Freerunning BASE jumping The World's Toughest Foot Race Slacklining Please click
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
22 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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:
8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Printables
$3.95
20 ratings
4.0
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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
15 ratings
3.9
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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
21 ratings
4.0
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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
27 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
14 ratings
3.9
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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
9 ratings
4.0
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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
17 ratings
4.0
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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
21 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Do Cell Phones Belong in Schools? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether students should have cell
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
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.6.6, RI.6.10...
$4.50
20 ratings
4.0
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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
11 ratings
4.0
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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:
7th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Printables
$3.95
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.26 MB)
By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report and Chart - Seventh Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Seventh Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports, report cards, or checklists. Each ELA common core standard is listed and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report and Chart. Eighth Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Eighth 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:
8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
12 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (3.93 MB)
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
19 ratings
3.9
Bundle
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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.1b, L.8.3, L.8.3a
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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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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