Laura Torres

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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
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By Laura Torres
This huge collection of 95 individual images of each of the common Sight Words is for personal and commercial use. The uses for these cute images by artist Brennyn Carmen go far beyond teaching the nouns. Use them for worksheets, borders, bulletin
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.95
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By Laura Torres
Halloween tags add a little festive flair to your classroom treats. Use for many purposes! Included are tags to tie or stick on, and also fold-over tags to top a sack. I used Brennyn Carmen's original artwork that you can also find in my clip art
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Laura Torres
Here is a blank Cornell notes template for any classroom use. Cornell notes are an effective way for students to take notes on a book chapter, lecture, or presentation. My students' grades have improved as a result of using Cornell notes, because it
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Laura Torres
This back to school team building activity is a great way to break the ice, help students learn team dynamics, and provides a writing sample from each student. I use this is in the first 30 minutes of the first day of class and students talk about
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By Laura Torres
Create your own cootie catchers! These are great tools for review and to engage students in learning. Included: Blank template in Power Point for editing on the computer, PDF template for hand writing and instructions for folding and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
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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

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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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