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This CCSS-Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver contains 140 pages of student coursework, coursework, activities, quizzes, t...
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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Novel Teaching Guide This newly REVISED Literature Guide for Freak the Mighty has been wri...
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Do your students struggle to get past one or two paragraphs for an essay? Are your students confused about the different types of essays and how...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Bud, Not Buddy contains 88 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligne...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for To Kill a Mockingbird contains 159 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and muc...
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Three templates to help your struggling writers understand the layout and format of essay writing. Includes three fill-in-the-blank five-paragra...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Lord of the Flies contains 88 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much mor...
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The Literature Guide for Of Mice and Men contains 119 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher guides aligned with ninth and tent...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Outsiders includes 118 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources align...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry includes 152 pages of Common Core State ELA Standa...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Night was designed to accompany both Night, the 2006 Marion Wiesel translation and Night, the 1982 ...
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Everything you've ever wanted in a unit plan is in this Guide! This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Hatchet contains 147 pages of studen...
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NEWLY REVISED 7th Edition MLA Format and Style. A succinct overview of the types of sources and how to cite each. Also includes a complete samp...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Tuck Everlasting contains 98 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Crucible by Arthur Miller contains 72 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, ...
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Complete unit for teaching "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. Aligned with the Common Core Text Exemplars in Poetry for Grades 6-8, but can be...
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This Second Edition Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Romeo and Juliet contains 145 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, test...
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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Fahrenheit 451 includes 84 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more, fully...
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This Literature Guide for Julius Caesar contains 88 pages of coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher guides aligned with 9th-11th grade Common Co...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Secondary Solutions is the endeavor of a high school English teacher who could never seem to find appropriate materials to help her students master the necessary concepts at the secondary level. She grew tired of spending countless hours researching, creating, writing, and revising lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes, tests and extension activities to motivate and inspire her students, and at the same time, address those ominous content standards! Before the inception of Secondary Solutions, materials that were available were either juvenile in nature, skimpy in content, or were moderately engaging activities that did not come close to meeting the content standards on which her students were being tested. Frustrated and tired of trying to get by with inappropriate, inane lessons, she finally decided that if the right materials were going to be available to her and other teachers, she was going to have to make them herself! Mrs. Bowers set to work to create one of the most comprehensive and innovative Literature Guide sets on the market. Joined by a middle school teacher with 21 years of secondary school experience, Secondary Solutions began, and has matured into a specialized team of intermediate and secondary teachers who have developed for you a set of materials unsurpassed by all others. Mrs. Bowers, Founder and President of Secondary Solutions, is now currently running Secondary Solutions from home while she raises her precocious four year old daughter!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am no longer in the classroom, although I work with middle and high school teachers to develop engaging, practical, and relevant materials to help the newest or the most veteran teacher make the most of his or her time in the classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

#1 Top Seller by Earnings at Teachers Pay Teachers from 2006 to 2009!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

West Covina High School Class of 1992; Citrus College Class of 1998; Cal State University, Fullerton BA in Acting, with an English Credential in 2002; Masters in Education with an emphasis on Special Education, General Education in Spring 2007.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Eight years ago, I found myself frustrated and exhausted. I was a relatively new teacher and a seasoned perfectionist who could not find the quality of materials I wanted to use in my teaching. One day, I decided to make a small packet of activities for use in teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to my Juniors. I spent a week gathering and writing, and it paid off! My students LOVED the activities and I loved having my days planned in advance. It dawned on me that I wasn't the only one spending far too much time writing and creating lesson plans, activities, worksheets, quizzes, and tests. I knew there were other teachers, new and veteran alike that were tired of feeling the pressure to teach the content standards and prepare their students for high-stakes testing. I decided that I would really work to create a great packet of activities, worksheets, and more, so that other teachers could have those materials ready in advance. I value literature tremendously, and knew that there was a particular challenge in teaching the required literature and the content standards. I was not willing to part with the great literature and cut it out of my curriculum--that was just not an option for me. I knew I had to somehow combine the literature together with the content standards and test preparation, and after many challenges and sleepless nights, Secondary Solutions was born. Since then, my mother and I (who is now a retired Middle School teacher with over 30 years experience, and a Teacher of the Year award under her belt) have written over 22 Literature Guides and Writing Guides for the Secondary classroom, and are working feverishly night and day (literally!) to complete more. It is an enormous challenge to run a small business and teach at the same time. I find both careers rewarding and challenging. My students love to see what I have been working on, and every time I use something new in the classroom, they ask "Did you write this, too?" To me, this is the most rewarding of all--not only do I have a classroom full of eager and interested students, but they are able to look up at me as a role model and inspiration. They know I hold them to a higher standard, and that they are my guinea pigs for everything--and they love it! They have learned not only the literature and content standards, but they have also learned how to critique a piece of work, give feedback and suggestions, and how to edit, often catching a typo or mistake! I couldn't ask for anything better.