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By Laura Torres
Research paper complete unit. Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish. Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines. For the APA version of this unit,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.6, W.8.8, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1...
$9.50
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By Laura Torres
Persuasive Essay Complete Unit. This complete unit for teaching persuasive essays has everything you need from pre-writing techniques to group work, ethos, pathos, and logos lesson and activities, to worksheets and grading rubrics. Whether you are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Unit Plans
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.6, W.8.8, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1...
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By Laura Torres
Writing a Narrative Essay: This unit has everything you need to teach a narrative essay from start to finish. It is meant to align with all the objectives of common core standard Text Types and Purposes for 8th - 10th grade (8.W.3; 9.W.3; 10.W.3),
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
W.8.3, W.9-10.3
$7.50
146 ratings
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By Laura Torres
Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit. Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for each grade level 7 - 12 that reflect the standards. This unit has everything you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d, W.7.1e, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.7, W.7.8, W.7.9...
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By Laura Torres
Compare / contrast essay - complete unit. The common core aligned packet is full of resources with everything you need for writing a compare/contrast essay. Primarily geared toward grades 6 - 8, it involves higher-level thinking compare/contrast
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.6.9, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.7, W.7.9, W.8.1...
$5.95
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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 Video Please click on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
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By Laura Torres
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is a classic novel that was made into Ender's Game the movie in the Fall of 2013. There has been a lot of excitement and renewed interest in this award-winning novel. This is one of my all-time favorites, and I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.3, W.8.1, W.8.7, W.8.8, W.8.9, W.9-10.1...
$6.95
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Bottled Water be Banned? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Students be
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6...
$13.50
$9.00
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.6, RI.6.10...
$13.50
$9.00
42 ratings
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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:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$8.95
12 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Writing a research paper - complete unit in APA style. This is the APA version of my best-selling MLA research paper unit found here: Writing a Research Paper - Complete Unit The content is the same, but adjusted for APA style, with additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Handouts
$9.50
12 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Torres
Summary and Response Essays - Complete Unit. This packet is a step-by-step, in-depth process for writing a summary and response essay. This packet contains a full sample article and a full sample essay that are used throughout to demonstrate the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.6, W.8.8, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1...
$6.50
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3.9
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By Laura Torres
Extreme Sports Informational Reading Bundle High interest reading for your students! Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets on extreme sports: Parkour and Freerunning BASE jumping The World's Toughest Foot Race Slacklining Please click
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
22 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
20 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Do Cell Phones Belong in Schools? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$13.50
$9.00
19 ratings
4.0
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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:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Posters
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, L.3.5, L.4.5, L.5.5
$14.00
$9.95
15 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
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By Laura Torres
This comprehensive teaching unit for Zeitoun by Dave Eggers 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 section of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$8.50
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By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit for Google Drive and MS OneDrive. Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for each grade level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
$9.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should America Switch to the Metric System? Opinion Reading and Writing -
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.6.9...
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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

Yet to be added

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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