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By Laura Torres
Opinion Reading Comprehension and Opinion Writing. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether animals should be kept in zoos. Multiple skills are covered, including reading,
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, 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...
$4.50
206
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By Laura Torres
Plagiarism is a big issue in the classroom. This packet has everything you need to help students understand when to credit sources. The handout explains clearly what plagiarism is and gives examples of how and when to use quotations and paraphrase.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8
$3.00
168
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By Laura Torres
Thesis statements: Writing a thesis statement can seem like an overwhelming task for many students. This packet includes informational handouts with ideas, explanations and worksheets to make the process easy. A complementary power point is included
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1
$3.50
371
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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), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.5, W.4.4
$3.50
98
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By Laura Torres
MLA Format - In Text Citations, Flow Chart, Rules, and Power Point Presentation. This MLA guide explains the rules for in-text citations for articles as sources. It contains this 15-slide Power Point:MLA Format in-text Citations Power PointIt also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
W.7.6, W.7.8, W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8
$2.00
134
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By Laura Torres
This pack combines my popular run-on sentence and sentence fragment products, which are also sold separately. Included are instructional worksheets, quizzes and answer keys. Everything you need to teach proper sentence structure is here.This pack
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$3.50
178
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By Laura Torres
Writing prompts for research papers and argumentative essays. This product contains forty topics for research or argumentative essays. Each half-sheet prompt contains a topic, questions to consider, and research ideas. They do not tell the student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.7, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.7, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.7
$4.95
105
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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
130
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report - Kindergarten. Here are the common core standards for Kindergarten in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
142
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By Laura Torres
Here are the common core standards for Second Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates, progress or grades, and comments. These
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
129
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report - First Grade. Here are the common core standards for First Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates,
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
184
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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
74
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By Laura Torres
Passive voice and active voice are tricky for students. This hands-on sorting game is the best way I've used in my classroom to engage the students and help them understand passive voice. This is something different than the typical lecture and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Games
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.3
$3.00
112
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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, Reading, Writing
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
81
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By Laura Torres
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls book and movie resources. I teach The Glass Castle in my classroom every quarter, because I've never had a student who did not like it and connect with it in some way. I've had great success with it, and am now
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.50
97
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By Laura Torres
Worksheets, Quiz, and Answer Keys for run-on sentences. This packet includes a simple-to-understand explanation of run-on sentences, a worksheet, quiz and answer keys. The sentences are entertaining and cover the all the basics to ensure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.3, L.8.3
$2.00
71
Digital Download PDF (3.40 MB)
By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report - Third Grade. Here are the common core standards for Third Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
104
Digital Download ZIP (7.59 MB)
By Laura Torres
Topic Sentences Power Point Presentation - Instruction, Examples, and Exercises This Power Point presentation will help you teach your students everything they need to know about topic sentences. It is complete with instructions, examples for each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
48
Digital Download PPTX (0.82 MB)
By Laura Torres
This is a proven method for writing body paragraphs in research-based papers. Your student has a working thesis and research for a research paper. Now what? I find that incorporating the research into body paragraphs is the most difficult part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, W.8.4, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.4, W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.2c, W.11-12.4
$3.00
79
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. School Uniforms - Should Students Wear Uniforms? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should wear
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$4.50
40
Digital Download PDF (0.86 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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