Laura Torres

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By Laura Torres
Limericks are a great introduction to writing poetry. This is a complete limerick unit with a duplicate PowerPoint to support your lesson. There are lots of examples to analyze with your class, worksheets and handouts. Study form, rhyme and what
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.5, W.4.4
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By Laura Torres
Compound word activity for more advanced learners. Use compound words to write four kinds of riddles! Reinforce many language arts skills with a little humor. You can start the lesson by reading Rick Walton's "Once There was a Bull...frog" if you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RF.3.3, RF.4.3, L.3.1, L.4.1
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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:
Poetry, Valentine's Day, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.5, W.4.4
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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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