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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
97 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Superlatives: Big, Bigger, Biggest is a collection of activities to introduce students to comparatives and superlatives. Activities include: Sorting cards, class games, drawing activity, worksheets and story time fun. Can be used with or without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1a
$3.50
66 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
This complete lesson plan employs critical thinking skills about print advertising. Students identify persuasive language, images, biases, and stereotypes in ads and how they affect the consumer. This lesson plan includes vocabulary, group work and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Minilessons
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.8.1, L.7.4, L.8.4
$2.00
34 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Torres
This packet contains 109 commonly confused and misspelled words for vocabulary work in your classroom. There are 6 pages of word charts with definitions and example sentences, 6 pages of blank word charts, and the same word charts with definitions,
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.8.4, L.9-10.4, L.11-12.4
$3.95
62 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned. The handouts, worksheets, and graphic organizers contained in this packet are appropriate for many kinds of informational reading. The examples used in explanations are from famous speeches, and I
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3...
$4.95
36 ratings
4.0
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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, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
RF.3.3, RF.4.3, L.3.1, L.4.1
$4.25
34 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
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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
Digital Download PDF (3.23 MB)
By Laura Torres
This Figurative Language Matching Card Game can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. You can use it as a Concentration style game, or use the cards face up if your students are new to the terms. Full instructions and variations included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RL.6.4, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Help your students learn synonyms, or words that mean the same thing, with these large, colorful matching cards. Print on heavy paper or laminate and use at a learning center or for a group activity. 32 cards. This product is also included in a
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
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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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
13 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (10.88 MB)
By Laura Torres
Emotions and Feelings Writing Prompts. These writing prompts help students recognize and express their feelings and emotions. The original expressive cat clip art helps make these prompts simple and fun. There is one handout with a list of emotion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.8, W.2.8
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Practicing identifying sentence fragments in context with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. Each of the 14 cards contains a five-sentence paragraph. Students drag and drop the fragment in the zone. For a
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Flash Cards, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
By Laura Torres
Help your students learn antonyms, or opposites, with these large, colorful matching cards. Print on heavy paper or laminate and use at a learning center or for a group activity. 32 cards. This product is also included in a money-saving
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
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.44 MB)
By Laura Torres
Match common idioms with their definitions with these interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. Original, engaging artwork on all 34 cards. For a playable preview, click here: Idiom Match Preview Boom Cards You can always
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Flash Cards, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Practice commonly confused words with these 3 decks of interactive digital task cards. The platform is Boom Learning™. There are 34 - 36 cards in each deck. Students will choose which commonly confused word is correct in the sentence on each card.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
$5.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
By Laura Torres
Review and practice commonly confused vocabulary with these fun cootie catchers that even older students will love. This product contains three different cootie catchers, instructions for folding and using, and ideas for activities. Use for review,
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
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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
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38 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Sight words fun! This bundle contains 5 Boom Card decks. Each contains 19 sight word nouns, for a total of 95 words. Students will click on the picture that matches the word on each card. Original, engaging artwork on each card. For a playable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Flash Cards
$7.00
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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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