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By Laura Torres
This comprehensive teaching unit for The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore has everything you need from detailed quizzes to check for careful reading to graphic organizers for theme development. Included in the packet: - Vocabulary words from each
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Novel Study
$8.95
31
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By Laura Torres
Original illustrations set these sight word noun picture and word cards apart from the rest. Your students will love the colorful pictures. There are many ways to use this product: on a word wall, as a matching game, or flash cards. You can cut out
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.2.3
$3.25
136
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By Laura Torres
Idiom Matching Cards. Make Idioms fun by playing games with this set of 34 sets of cards. Each set has an illustrated idiom card and a definition card. Play Memory/Concentration, Speed Match, Mixer Match, or use for writing prompts. These cards are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
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
85
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By Laura Torres
Extreme Sports Informational Reading BundleHigh interest reading for your students! Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets on extreme sports:Parkour and FreerunningBASE jumpingThe World's Toughest Foot RaceSlackliningPlease click on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
36
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Halloween and Fall are excellent times to bring seasonal reading into the classroom. Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets. Watch this short video to get a preview:Fall Informational Reading Bundle VideoPlease click on the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), 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...
$8.00
$6.00
98
Bundle
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 the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
30
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Idioms learning tool: Idiom Posters - 34 different idioms are illustrated and defined in this poster set. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, full color. Use them to decorate your room or use them for writing prompts or discussions. These idioms are a mix of basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
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, L.6.5
$4.50
48
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By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading – Day of the DeadHalloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This Day of the Dead packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and traditions of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
42
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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, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
32
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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:
Posters, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, L.3.5, L.4.5, L.5.5
$14.00
$9.95
20
Bundle
By Laura Torres
These fall-themed packets each contain an interesting fall reading passage on apples, acorns, owls, pumpkins, and leaves. Students will read the passage, then practice parts of speech with a color-coded coloring page. Students love to color, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$15.00
$10.00
3
Bundle
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, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
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
29
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By Laura Torres
Winter Informational Reading Passage – Snowflakes This packet includes an informational article about the science behind the flakes. The passage covers how snowflakes are formed and how they are shaped by the conditions on their path to the ground.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
18
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By Laura Torres
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic scary short story that will thrill your students. This speed round game will promote meaningful discussion about the story to get your classwork rolling. Use as an independent activity or as a starter or
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
21
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By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading – All About Candy CornHalloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This All About Candy Corn packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
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By Laura Torres
Informational Reading Passage – The Pet Rock This packet includes an informational article about the Pet Rock phenomenon in the 1970s and how its inventor became an instant millionaire. After a close reading of the article, students will answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
40
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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, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
25
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By Laura Torres
Sight words color-by-code winter coloring pages will help your students practice sight words and have fun coloring. Coloring promotes fine motor skills, focus, creativity, and anxiety reduction. This product contains 5 black and white winter scenes:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
2
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By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading - The Truth About Vampire BatsThis packet includes an informational article about the true nature of vampire bats. After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions on main ideas, reading comprehension,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
19
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By Laura Torres
Idiom Worksheets. These idiom worksheets are a fun way to help students recognize and use idioms in context. There are many options for using these worksheets to suit your needs. With 34 idioms and 3 types of worksheets, you can use one for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
11
Digital Download PDF (13.69 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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