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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...
$7.50
198
Digital Download PDF (17.96 MB)
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
153
Digital Download PDF (2.33 MB)
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
109
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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
80
Bundle
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
22
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
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
35
Digital Download PDF (0.59 MB)
By Laura Torres
Writing a research paper - complete unit in APA style. Follows updated 7th edition guidelines that were published in January 2020. This is the APA version of my best-selling MLA research paper unit found here:Writing a Research Paper - Complete
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Handouts
$9.50
25
Digital Download PDF (10.43 MB)
By Laura Torres
Essay Writing for Home School - Complete Curriculum This 182-page guide is for college-bound secondary home school students. I have adapted my popular essay writing units into one coherent, self-directed home school curriculum. The curriculum
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$15.95
7
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By Laura Torres
Teaching verbals can be a challenge. Teach participles, gerunds, and infinitives with confidence with this complete teaching unit. With a presentation, handout, worksheets, quizzes, task cards, and a group sorting game, there is flexibility for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.8.1a
$7.00
Digital Download ZIP (7.11 MB)
By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Digital For Google Drive and Google Classroom.Great for distance learningWriting 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
$7.50
Digital Download ZIP (4.17 MB)
By Laura Torres
Verb Moods: Indicative, Imperative, Interrogative, Conditional, and Subjunctive. Teach verb moods with confidence with this complete teaching unit. With a presentation, handout, worksheets, quizzes, task cards, and a group sorting game, there is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.8.1c
$6.00
Digital Download ZIP (9.63 MB)
By Laura Torres
Go Paperless! Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit for Google Drive and MS OneDrive.Great for distance learning!Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
$9.50
2
Digital Download ZIP (4.17 MB)
By Laura Torres
Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.Cursive Writing - Should Cursive be Taught in School?This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Printables
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
Digital Download PDF (4.29 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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