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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
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
Digital Download PDF (2.28 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (29.49 MB)
By Laura Torres
Figurative Language Resources Bundle. All my popular figurative language resources are here in a money-saving bundle. Save over 30%! Here is what you will get in this bundle: 20 Figurative Language Posters Figurative language posters for your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Games, Posters
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
$20.25
$14.95
20
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
Passive and active voice is tricky! Review and practice 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. Take the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$3.00
11
Digital Download PDF (0.99 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
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)
By Laura Torres
Fragment and Run-on sentence review can be fun! This money-saving bundle contains these two products, for a total of 6 Cootie Catchers: Sentence Fragment Cootie Catchers Run-on Sentences Cootie Catchers These cootie catchers are an effective,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$6.00
$4.00
3
Digital Download ZIP (6.25 MB)
By Laura Torres
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is a classic short story that some say kicked off the modern feminism movement in literature. There is plenty to discuss about this short story. This speed round game will promote meaningful discussion to get your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By Laura Torres
Edgar Allan Poe's short stories are perfect for class discussions. The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, and The Tell-Tale Heart speed round games will promote meaningful discussion about the stories to get your classwork rolling. Use as an
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$6.00
$4.00
4
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Verbals require a lot of practice, and this infinitive sort activity helps students identify infinitives functioning as adjectives, nouns, or adverbs. This product is included in my complete verbals unit: Verbals - Participles, Gerunds,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
L.8.1a
$2.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.88 MB)
By Laura Torres
Sentence fragment review with a twist! These cootie catchers are an effective, engaging way to learn and review, 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
1
Digital Download PDF (5.14 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
2
Digital Download PDF (4.78 MB)
By Laura Torres
Run-on sentence review can be fun! These cootie catchers are an effective, engaging way to learn and review, 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
Digital Download PDF (1.46 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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