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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
106
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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
123
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By Laura Torres
Review parts of speech with this fun game. This activity involves the whole class and is a nice break from workbooks or lectures on identifying parts of speech. My students love this activity because it is interactive and sparks some lively
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.6.1
$3.00
130
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By Laura Torres
Apostrophe Review, Game, Quiz, and Keys. Make apostrophes fun! After an apostrophe review, students will play an active, trashcan-ball game that will test their skills. The game engages all types of learners and serves as a review for the quiz. 24
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Games
CCSS:
L.6.2, L.7.2, L.8.2, L.9-10.2
$3.00
61
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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
77
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By Laura Torres
Bingo Game for a back to school ice breaker activity.Back to school activity for older students! Use these eight original Bingo cards as a group ice-breaker for middle or high school students. This is a fun, interactive game that will help your
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
51
Digital Download PDF (1.54 MB)
By Laura Torres
Figurative Language can be fun! This cooperative game helps you review 10 types of figurative language. This packet has 50 sentence strips for students to match with a figurative language category. Working together as a group, this is a fun,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4
$3.50
80
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By Laura Torres
Figurative Language Group Activity. Teach your students about five types of figurative language - metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole and allusion with this group activity. Using artwork as a platform, groups come up with a thesis statement
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
$3.75
67
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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
70
Digital Download PDF (0.59 MB)
By Laura Torres
Commas Power Point. This 42-slide Power Point has the 13 basic comma rules with clear examples and practice exercises for older students' review. The ice cream theme is fun and engaging for students. Corresponding handout / worksheet to this Comma
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
L.5.2, L.6.2, L.6.2a, L.7.2, L.7.2a, L.8.2, L.8.2a, L.9-10.2
$4.00
45
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By Laura Torres
Candy Award Certificates for the end of the year or end of the quarter for middle and high school students. 25 different awards that each go with a popular candy. Full list of candy is included. You can use Fun Size or regular size candy. The file
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
15
Digital Download ZIP (5.30 MB)
By Laura Torres
Back to School Class Rules Activity. Instead of giving a dry presentation on class rules and policies, engage students with this collaborative activity. This is how it works: Start with your non-negotiable general rules. Included is a poster that
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
19
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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
28
Bundle
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:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
18
Digital Download PDF (0.75 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
22
Digital Download PDF (9.40 MB)
By Laura Torres
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is a classic short story that will engage 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
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
9
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
By Laura Torres
Back-to-School Backpack Flip Books. This fun back-to-school activity helps you learn about your students and makes a great bulletin board display. There are nine different backpacks, so every student will find one that he or she likes. Each is a
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
20
Digital Download PDF (9.41 MB)
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, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
4
Digital Download PDF (13.69 MB)
By Laura Torres
Subject verb agreement review and practice can be fun! These cootie catchers are an effective, engaging way to learn, even for older students. This product contains three different cootie catchers, instructions for folding and using, and ideas for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
4
Digital Download PDF (1.10 MB)
By Laura Torres
Verbal moods require practice! This verb mood sorting activity helps students identify verbs in indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive moods. This product is part of a money-saving Verb Moods bundle Verb Moods This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
L.8.1c
$2.00
8
Digital Download PDF (2.56 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

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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