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By Laura Torres
Bingo Game for a back to school ice breaker activity.Back to school activity for older students! Use these eight original Bingo cards as a group ice-breaker for middle or high school students. This is a fun, interactive game that will help your
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
51
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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
28
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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
15
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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
Digital Download ZIP (5.53 MB)
By Laura Torres
Back-to-School Backpack Flip Books. This fun back-to-school activity helps you learn about your students and makes a great bulletin board display. There are nine different backpacks, so every student will find one that he or she likes. Each is a
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
20
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By Laura Torres
Ask your students to give anonymous words of praise. Pass out a list of five or so students and these cute animal tags to each student and have them write compliments on them. Not only is this an excellent exercise in seeing the good in people and
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
14
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By Laura Torres
Use this fun mix and match sentence game when you have a few extra minutes in class. This game is a great way to let your students get talking about winter break and the holidays, while still doing something productive.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
11
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By Laura Torres
Valentine Limerick Fun. These "Mad-Lib" style Valentine poems are a fun activity for your class, and also reinforce learning parts of speech and syllables. How to Write Limericks Compound Words – Writing Riddles Idiom Task Cards and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Poetry, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.5, W.4.4
FREE
42
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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
8
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By Laura Torres
Personal Mission Statement Worksheets and Instructions. Start off the new calendar year or school year by helping students set goals and write personal mission statements. This self-guided project is a valuable exercise for students to define and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
FREE
10
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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
21
Digital Download PDF (2.10 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

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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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