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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:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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...
$9.50
112
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By Laura Torres
Essay Writing Bundle - Research Papers, Persuasive Essays, Narrative Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays. My four popular essay writing units are here in money-saving bundle. Each unit is complete and breaks down the process into manageable parts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, 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
$30.45
$21.50
82
Bundle
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
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
104
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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
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
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
110
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By Laura Torres
Idioms learning tool: Idiom Posters - 34 different idioms are illustrated and defined in this poster set. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, full color. Use them to decorate your room or use them for writing prompts or discussions. These idioms are a mix of basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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, L.6.5
$4.50
48
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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 VideoPlease click on the following
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
96
Bundle
By Laura Torres
Extreme Sports Informational Reading BundleHigh interest reading for your students! Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets on extreme sports:Parkour and FreerunningBASE jumpingThe World's Toughest Foot RaceSlackliningPlease click on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
31
Bundle
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
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By Laura Torres
Figurative language posters for your classroom! These 8 1/2 x 11 figurative language posters will help students learn metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, allusion, metonymy, onomatopoeia, alliteration, oxymoron and euphemism with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5...
$3.50
179
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By Laura Torres
Help students revise paragraphs in research, argumentative, and persuasive essays. Most students know that paragraphs in their essays should start with a topic sentence, but then what? This color-coding system helps them identify five types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.5, W.9-10.5, W.11-12.5
$3.00
78
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By Laura Torres
Common Core Progress Report - Fourth Grade. Here are the common core standards for Fourth 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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
65
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By Laura Torres
Updated 7th edition APA guidelines. The APA updated their guidelines in October 2019 and published them in January 2020. There are many changes. The most significant is the difference in formatting between student papers and professional papers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.00
12
Digital Download PDF (8.62 MB)
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 the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$8.00
$6.00
28
Bundle
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
72
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By Laura Torres
Fall Informational Reading – Day of the DeadHalloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This Day of the Dead packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and traditions of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, 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...
$2.00
40
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By Laura Torres
MLA 8th Edition GuidelinesThe MLA guidelines 8th edition came out in April 2016. Although most of the guidelines for MLA format have remained the same, there are significant changes to the Works Cited entries.The new guidelines for Works Cited
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
50
Digital Download ZIP (3.24 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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