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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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This Literature Guide for Freak the Mighty contains 88 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more aligned with the Co...
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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 Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry includes 152 pages of Common Core State ELA Standa...
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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 The Outsiders includes 118 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources align...
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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 Second Edition Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Romeo and Juliet contains 145 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, test...
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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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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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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Crucible by Arthur Miller contains 72 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, ...
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Cate Koehne
Cate K. re: Night: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
Hi, I love your products, but I am confused. On the secondary solutions website there is a 2013 version of this product that aligns with newer versions. I didn't read the fine print and assumed this would be the same version as the sample product. Is there anyway I can get that newer version to match my books?
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Patricia Amick
Patricia A.
I had a copy of the 5th grade annotated ELA standards, but I have misplaced it. I can find the cover of the document, but I cannot seem to get the entire set of standards. Can you help me?
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Michele Pizzorno Schlegel
Michele Pizzorno Schlegel  (TpT Seller) re: {FREE} TPT Pricing Guide for Middle and High School Sellers
Also, how do you get such nice looking borders? Do you purchase them, if so, from where? I have been making my own simple borders, and frustrated with trying to find free and usable clipart, I purchased a cheap drawing app for my iPad and been drawing my own clipart. I am so afraid of infringing on the rights of others. Any advice would be much appreciated. Again thanks!
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
I use a paid product for commercial design app called "Swift Publisher 3" for my Mac. I paid extra for more clipart and borders :)
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Michele Pizzorno Schlegel
Michele Pizzorno Schlegel  (TpT Seller) re: {FREE} TPT Pricing Guide for Middle and High School Sellers
Since I have no real experience with TPT, still working on my first lesson, I do have one question - you mentioned not charging for the answer key, but I feel the answer key is what makes the product. I make lots of worksheets at school that I pass around, and everyone says, "where's the answer key," because they don't have time to make one up or might be unsure of the answers. Besides, sometimes the answer key takes more time to explain than the worksheet itself. If I wanted to put a price to my extensive answer keys, would they be considered "low" or "high" content? Also, I am a science teacher and making PPTs with video/slides/photos and voice of the lab set ups and results, how do you think I should sell the PPTs, 0.25 per slide? Thanks for all your experience and advice. Have a good summer!
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Michele,
Remember, these are just suggestions :) If your answer keys are what make the product, then by all means, charge for them! Yes, I do agree that answer keys take time. Even for my ELA products, but I feel that if they pay enough for the product, they should not have to pay extra for the correct answers. PowerPoints are difficult. It depends upon how extensive the slides are. If you merely have clipart and a few words on each slide, then they would be low content and probably .25/slide would be good. However, if you have diagrams and explanations and high content material teaching difficult or specialized content, then I would charge at least .50/slide. Hope this helps!
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Monkiesmomma
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I am a home-school mom and am looking at your amazing units on literature. I asked on Frankenstein how many weeks it should take. I am planning her school for this next year, she will be a Jr. I am wanting her to read Frankenstein, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, The Crucible, The scarlet letter, the Adventures of Huck Finn, and Pride and Prejudice. I will be using your resources. Can you help me with how many weeks each of these should take. She will get to pick and choose but need to know timing so she can choose accordingly. Thank you for your time!!!!!
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Thanks for the interest :) These were designed for whole-class instruction, so homeschool is a whole other tomato. It will depend on her reading speed and dedication level. It looks to me as if she will need to buckle down! I would say a unit could be appropriately and adequately completed in a week or two. Remember, you don't have to use everything! That is the beauty of the product. Thanks again! Good luck!
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Monkiesmomma
Buyer re: Frankenstein Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
How many weeks do you suggest this take?
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Tangstar Science
Tangstar Science  (TpT Seller)
Would it be possible to be added to your collaborative boards called The Lesson Cloud and Top Secondary Teachers?

My pinterest name is Tangstar Science

http://www.pinterest.com/tangstarscience/
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Sure. I am on vacation until Sunday, but I can do it Monday. Unless I think of it sooner on my brief laptop stints :)
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Mad Eye Moody Productions
Mad Eye Moody Productions  (TpT Seller)
It was great to meet you today at the TpT conference! I'm so glad fate sat me at your table. Hope to hear from you soon...and often! :)
July 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
So great to meet you, too!! I just got back last night, and am trying to get back into the swing of things :)
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

southbound
Buyer re: A Separate Peace Common Core-Aligned Literature Guide
I was wondering if you supplied answers to the chapter questions. Thanks!
June 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Yes, answers are provided.
June 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Fabulousin5thgraderm24
Fabulousin5thgraderm24  (TpT Seller) re: Bridge to Terabithia Literature Guide - Common Core Standards-Based
Will this ever go on sale???
June 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there, and thanks for your interest! Yes, we always participate in site-wide sales so that you can get the best deal possible. Look for the next site wide (probably Back to School) sale for our entire store to be 30% off.
June 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lori Severeid
Lori Severeid  (TpT Seller)
I was trying to find your third grade common core standard freebee. Where can I find it?
May 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lori,
Unfortunately, they are no longer available, as I have replaced them with a new product that integrates the Annotated Standards together with Question Stems. These are a hard copy item, available on our Elementary store site at www.4elementarysolutions.com.
May 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jessica Canning
Jessica Canning  (TpT Seller)
My students and I loved your Watson's Go to Birmingham guide. The non-fiction articles were wonderful!

I would LOVE one for "Esperanza Rising" or "Alice in Wonderland" since it is on the CCSS list. Any plans?
May 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! We have one for Esperanza Rising, but no luck on Alice yet. Here is the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Esperanza-Rising-Common-Core-Aligned-Literature-Guide-942404
Thanks so much! I am so happy you and your students are happy :)
May 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kathy Reynar
Kathy R.
Hi Secondary Solutions
I've used your study guides with great results all year. I'm hoping you have or will have a study guide for The Chosen soon. Is that likely to happen?
April 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kathy,
Thanks so much! We don't have any plans yet for The Chosen, unfortunately. I will add it to our "request" list, which gets updated often. Thanks so much for being a loyal customer!
May 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kate Pece
Kate P.
I'd like to suggest an edit in the Essay Architect on p. 43, item #2, which reads:

"College should be free to anyone who has the drive, is willing to keep their grades up, and agrees to complete their course of study within a given amount of time."

How about, "College should be free to students who have...are willing...agree to...." That way the pronouns agree without having to use the clunky "his or her" and without having to explain to students that using "their" as a singular pronoun may be coming into usage, but many grammarians cry foul over it.

I purchased Essay Architect in a three-ring binder years ago, and I have used it with great success. Glancing at the revised pages, I like what you did with expanding the section on thesis statements. Do you have a summary of the revisions from the prior version (maybe 2004ish)? I'm just wondering how much was changed. The sample pages with the heavy, black watermark are a challenge to read.

Thanks!
April 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kate,
So sorry....just saw this post! I will post another sample so that you can see more. Sorry about that. As far as the changes, I made a TON! I kept everything that worked, and added everything and more that customers requested. Check in a few days, and I will update the sample download. Sorry for the delay!
May 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Brandy Waller
Brandy W.
Do you have a lesson plan packet for "Homecoming" by Cynthia Voight?
April 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
No, I am sorry, Brandy...we do not. You may try Tracee Orman, she's got a ton of stuff!
April 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

April Davenport
April Davenport  (TpT Seller)
I tried to download the Annotated Common Core for 8th grade ELA, but instead it downloads The Hunger Games Pre-Reading. What happened to the Annotated Common Core? I had it, but accidentally deleted it from my computer.

Thank you!
April 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi April,
So sorry about that. Unfortunately, the Annotated Common Core standards are no longer available. I have combined them with our question stems for a new product. Here is the link for that: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SmartFlip-Common-Core-Resource-Guide-ELA-Grade-8-1138149
April 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kristy  Heline
Kristy H.
Hi, I tried to view the packet you have for Holes but the preview is blank. I want to be able to preview it before I decide what material I want to purchase. Let me know how I can do this. Thanks!
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for letting me know! I will be sure to re-upload...in the meantime, here is another link: https://www.4secondarysolutions.com/v/vspfiles/downloadables/Holes_SAMPLE_PAGES.pdf
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MrsEduc8r
Buyer re: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Literature Guide: CCCS-Based Teaching Guide
Hi Kristen,
Are all of the items listed separately for Roll of Thunder available in the complete Literature Guide? or are they different from what is included in the book? Thanks.
April 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Sorry! I just saw this! Everything you see, and more is included in the complete guide.
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Vicki Swinger
Vicki S.
Kristen,
Your units are, by far, some of the best CC units for my 6th graders. Because my kids are higher end, I've been able to use your 7th+ grade guides. I love EVERYTHING about them. So, I have a request. Would you consider doing a CC 7th grade(ish) unit on The Cay or The House on Mango Street?

Keep up the great work, and I'll keep sharing your TpT products with my colleagues.
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Vicki,
Good news! We do have The House on Mango Street! Here is the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-House-on-Mango-Street-Common-Core-Aligned-Literature-Guide-651805. While it is written to 9-12, it CAN be used for lower levels, depending upon the students :) Have a great day!
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

PerfettoWritingRoom
PerfettoWritingRoom  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kristen, Gina from PerfettoWritingRoom, your newest follower from the forum.
stop by my store (love yours)
Gina
April 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Faulkner
Julie Faulkner  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Kristen! Lauralee Moss from The Language Arts Room and I are hosting a Test-Prep giveaway to go live for followers April 1st! It closes for submissions tomorrow. I have included the link to her forum post below. We would love for you to be involved and help us promote it!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=36727
- Julie Faulkner
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Julie-Faulkner
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Sure! Thanks for the invitation! I will check it out now :)
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karen Glasscock
Karen G. re: Night: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
I like your products, but I would prefer Microsoft Word format - easier for printing separate pages.
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Karen, Settings in Adobe allow for printing individual and separate pages. We don't allow Word format because of copyright issues, as too many times we have had people copy and paste our materials and post as their own. Thanks for understanding.
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

akeltz
Buyer re: To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Guide: CCCS Aligned Teaching Guide
Where can I see what common core standards this meets? Thank you!
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
You can download them here: https://www.4secondarysolutions.com/v/vspfiles/downloadables/To%20Kill%20a%20Mockingbird%20Common%20Core%20Alignment.pdf
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lauren  Williams
Lauren W.
Will you be writing a Lit. Guide that is Common Core Aligned for the novel "The Secret Garden"?

I love your products and was wondering if you'd be writing for that novel?

Thanks.
March 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Not at this time, Lauren. So sorry. It is one that appears on the CCSS list, so we should be tackling this one in the next two years or so, so keep checking back! Thanks for your business!
March 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

dshammond
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I was trying to post a review of my purchase "Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but it is the only COMMENT technical problem that I have had. Wanted to let you know. I'd love to thank you for the work you did on this. It's my first time to teach the book in sixth grade. I have used your products for some time, and I am excited about this!
March 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

lauraed8
Buyer
A while ago I down loaded your annotated common core standards for grade 7. Do you still have that available? Also, do you have a similar document for grades 9-12?
March 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
Our annotated standards are no longer available in that format. We have now published our annotated standards with our hundreds of question stems to our "SmartFlip" Common Core Resource Guides. These are no longer available as downloads, and they are no longer free. You can find them here for grades 9-10 and 11-12 :http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Secondary-Solutions
March 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ericascott76
Buyer re: Hatchet Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
Hello,

Do you have a Common Core aligned unit for The Witch of Blackbird Pond? We used your Hatchet one and it was great for my team teacher and I. Thanks!
March 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, no. I very happy you liked the Hatchet Guide, though. I will certainly put Blackbird Pond on our request list.
March 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Michele Luck's Social Studies
Hi Kristen! This is Michele Luck from Michele Luck's Social Studies. I sent you a very long message on Facebook. It will go to your "other folder," but I would really appreciate it if you could find it and get in touch with me! Thank you so much!
Michele
March 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
I couldn't find it! On my personal or Secondary Solutions page? Can you email it to me? kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com Thanks!
March 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

astemple15
Buyer
I purchased the annotated common core standards for 8th grade ELA from you this past fall. I was trying to find it to show to a colleague of mine but I have not been able to find it in your store. Do you not offer it anymore? She would really like to purchase the 7th grade ELA one.
Thank you,
Aly
March 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi! No, we do not have them in that particular format anymore. We now sell the annotated standards together with our CCSS-aligned question stems/prompts. I am, however, currently working on the 7th grade one, and it is not available yet. This will only be available in print format: not PDF. If you would like to see what I am talking about, here is the link to the Grades 9-10 one: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SmartFlip-Common-Core-Resource-Guide-ELA-Grades-9-10-1119037
March 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

MrsMc112
MrsMc112  (TpT Seller)
I wanted to let you know that I am currently using the packet for A Midsummer Night's Dream, and there are several mistakes in the Answer Key regarding Hermia, Demetrius, and Lysander.
March 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for letting me know. I would love it if you wouldn't mind letting me know where the mistakes are, as we are in the process of revising the Guide and want to be sure not to miss anything. You can email me at kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com or leave them in this Question thread, whatever you feel more comfortable with. Thank you so much.
March 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Juggling ELA
Juggling ELA   (TpT Seller)
I was hoping it would be on TpT so that I could get it during the sale and use some TpT credits. Thanks.
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hey there. I have now added the 11-12 to TPT per your request. These are a hard good (a spiral bound book), so it will need to be shipped. Here is the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SmartFlip-Common-Core-Resource-Guide-ELA-Grades-11-12-1138159
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Juggling ELA
Juggling ELA   (TpT Seller)
I thought you had common core question stems for 11th and 12th grade? Do you have a link?
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, they are no longer available in that format. We have now put them into our new SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides for grades 9-10 and grades 11-12. They are available on our website at http://www.4secondarysolutions.com/category_s/408.htm.
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Maritane Boone
Maritane Boone  (TpT Seller)
1. Are the lesson activities for Their Eyes Were Watching God presented in order?
2. Are the note-taking activities presented on a PowerPoint?
February 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there, Maritane -
I am not sure what you mean about them being presented in order, but they are presented in the book by chapter order.
No, the note-taking is not in PowerPoint. The entire book is a PDF.
February 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

apierce03
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Does your Unit Plan for The Things They Carried come with an answer key?
February 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Yes, it does.
February 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Melissa  Bracamonte
Melissa B.
What can be done about teachers posting the answers to the comprehension questions on their website? I purchased the Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry study guide and a few of my students have discovered the answers to the comprehension questions online.
February 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Melissa,
I am so sorry that this has happened to you. It truly infuriates me when teachers do that, not to mention posting is a copyright infringement. If you are able to give me the URL of the site or the site owner's information, I can send them a cease and desist letter. It usually works. Again, I am so sorry. Please send the info to kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com and I will take care of it immediately.
February 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Paulina Tawil
Paulina T. re: Hatchet Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
Do you have just the quizzes? I bought a few from other novels from you, but I don't see that option with Hatchet. I love your quizzes.
February 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Unfortunately, we do not sell parts of our newer Guides anymore, Hatchet included.
February 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

r8ene8
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The annotated common core standards for ELA...where did they go? I have the 9-12 but need the 8th grade. Can you help me?
January 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I still have them on our main site at http://www.4secondarysolutions.com/category_s/409.htm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
January 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Heidi Biesterfeld
Heidi Biesterfeld  (TpT Seller)
I am looking for the annotated common core standards for ELA. I do not see it on the website anymore. Can you help?
January 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Heidi! So sorry, I have taken them down. I am writing a book with both the annotated standards and question stems, and will have them for sale soon. So sorry for any inconvenience!
January 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

sudaws
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I was wondering if I could have an unlocked version of the guide I just purchased for Of Mice and Men.
January 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Please email me at kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com
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Amelliablue
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My middle level students are struggling with meter in poetry. Do you have anything that might help? Thanks!
January 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
I have my big Poetry book that addresses lots of different skills for analysis http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Practical-Poetry-Teaching-the-Common-Core-Text-Exemplars-for-Poetry-130667, I do have a free handout here http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Glossary-of-Poetic-Terms-and-8-Types-of-Poetry-Handouts-223575. I am not sure if any of this will help, but good luck!
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Literary Roses
Literary Roses  (TpT Seller)
Oops...I provided the wrong email address. I'm sorry! It is servinggod_lovingbrooke@yahoo.com
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Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
I sent it to this address as well!
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Literary Roses
Literary Roses  (TpT Seller)
Hi secondary solutions! I would love to join the top secondary teachers board if I'm not too late. M email address is crystal.sommers@robeson.k12.nc.us

Thanks so much!
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Faulkner
Julie Faulkner  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for getting back with me! My email is jffaulkner21@students.tntech.edu. Thanks!
January 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
The invitation is on its way!
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sudaws
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Do you have anything in the works for Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"?
January 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
We do not. So sorry.
January 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Faulkner
Julie Faulkner  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I'm following your Pinterest board top secondary teachers. If you still accepting collaborators, I would love to be added! Pinterest.com/jffaulkner21
Thank you!
January 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Certainly, however, you need to follow all my boards or send me your email address.
Thanks!
January 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Madame H
Madame H  (TpT Seller)
Hi secondary solutions! I would love to join the top secondary teachers board if I'm not too late. I think you need my email address and it is deibertk@hotmail.com

Once I receive the invite, is it easy to follow the instructions to join? I'm new to Pinterest and have been pinning like crazy, but have yet to join any boards, so yours will be my first!

Thank you,

Kristina
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
I will send you an invite right away...no rules to the board, really. Feel free to pin whatever you want whenever you want, as long as it doesn't feel "spammy". Welcome!
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

billfortune1978
Buyer re: Essay Apprentice Writing System: CCSS Writing Lessons for Struggling Writers
Are there rubric to accompany?
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there,
I am not sure exactly what you mean. There are rubrics for peer editing, and there are rubrics for teacher grading. There is an answer key for the answers that can be given. If the answers vary by student, the answer keys indicate that the answers will vary by student.
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Juggling ELA
Juggling ELA   (TpT Seller)
I downloaded the PDF and I tried to print a few pages out. I'll look at the link.
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
TPT Support is also helpful! Good luck!
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Juggling ELA
Juggling ELA   (TpT Seller) re: Beowulf Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
I tried printing this out today and the words Secondary Solution and your website are in the middle of the page. I tried printing it out twice and it happened both times. Is there a way to fix this problem?
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Are you printing from the preview? That sometimes happens. Try following the advice here: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/What-if-my-file-isnt-printing-correctly-c15-a97.html. If it continues, please let me know. Thanks!
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Tammy Anderson
Tammy Anderson  (TpT Seller)
Hello-

There are 12 teachers in our District (our entire 5th grade team) that would like to use the My Brother Sam is Dead resource. I am wondering if you would negotiate the $18 per additional license fee. Could you give us any kind of discount?
Regards,
Tammy Anderson
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tammy,
I would be happy to work out something. Please email me at kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com with your contact information and I can work something out. Would you all be interested in the PDFs or Print versions?

Kristen
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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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.