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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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Brandy W.
Do you have a lesson plan packet for "Homecoming" by Cynthia Voight?
April 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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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Buyer re: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Literature Guide: CCS-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
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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

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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
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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
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Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Sure! Thanks for the invitation! I will check it out now :)
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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
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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

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Buyer re: To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Guide: CCS Aligned Teaching Guide
Where can I see what common core standards this meets? Thank you!
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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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

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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
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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!
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Buyer
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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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Buyer
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.
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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
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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.
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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

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Buyer re: Frankenstein Vocabulary and Grammar Activity Pack
What types of activities do you do with etymology? I have a teacher looking for resources regarding vocab from this novel and having students research etymology. She's looking specifically for a list of words that she could use for her assignment. Does this pack contain something like that?
January 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
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

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Yvonne P. re: Brave New World Part One (Chapters 1-9) Test
is there a key
January 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Yes, it is included.
January 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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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

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Buyer
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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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!
January 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Literary Roses
Literary Roses  (TpT Seller)
Oops...I provided the wrong email address. I'm sorry! It is servinggod_lovingbrooke@yahoo.com
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
I sent it to this address as well!
January 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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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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!
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Buyer re: Essay Apprentice Writing System: 179 Pages 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!
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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
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Elizabeth P.
Do you currently have a "Literature Guide: Common Core-Aligned Teaching Guide" for Red Badge of Courage, or do you have one in the works?
January 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
No, sorry. We do not. I will add your request to our list, though. Happy teaching, and good luck!
January 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I just purchased the unit over "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. Is there anyway to change the security settings on the pdf? We are a 1:1 school. Printing copies is discouraged. Our lesson content is delivered via Moodle. I want to post the vocabulary words and definitions but I am unable to extract those 2 pages. Other products I have purchased through Secondary Solutions did not have these security settings. Is it possible to change them?
Thanks,
Kristina Walleser
January 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Please email me at kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com and I can help you!
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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller)
Cool site Kristen - I love your materials. Am following Pinterest boards but would love to be added to list of secondary boards -- such as TOP SECONDARY TEACHERS. Pinterest is http://www.pinterest.com/ellenfweber/ Thanks.
December 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Invitation is on its way...
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Karen Y.
Are you going to be doing a common core study for Walk Two Moons?
December 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! We don't have anything planned for Walk Two Moons within the next year. So sorry! I will add your "vote" to our list though. Have a great day!
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Buyer re: Romeo and Juliet Multiple Choice Final Test
I need an assessment with a standard listed/connected to each question/group of questions. Is this done on your test? Or could I purchase a different one from you with this done? Thank you,

Ms. Hilton
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hello Ms. Hilton,
Unfortunately, I do not have any tests with that level of connection to standards. So sorry!
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Bridge to Terabithia Standards Focus Literary Analysis Activity Pack
Is this aligned with the CCSS? Thanks!
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Yes it is! Here is the link to the alignment for the entire Guide: https://www.4secondarysolutions.com/v/vspfiles/downloadables/Bridge%20Common%20Core%20Alignment.pdf
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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller)
Would love to invite you to join a secondary pinning party over at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31288 Let’s grow the upper class community together – one pin at a time.

Hope to see you there – and I for one am excited to pin your products!
Best of the season! Ellen Weber
December 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Sounds great, Ellen! Thanks for the invitation!
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Buyer
I am not disappointed with the product; in fact it is quite the opposite. I was just hoping there was something to be done as I was hoping to modify to meet the needs of my class. I understand the copyright issue; I was just hoping there was a possible option that would allow for a more personalized use.
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Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Please feel free to email me at kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com and I may be able to help :)
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Amie Trahan  (TpT Seller) re: *REVISED* Essay Architect Writing System: Teaching the Five-Paragraph Essay
I have noticed some typos. Would you like to be notified of these?
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Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely!!! Please!! You can email me at kbowers@4secondarysolutions.com Thanks, Amie!
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Buyer
I purchased your literature guide for "The Things They Carried," but I was disappointed to find that your password protect your file. I wanted to modify the file in order to adapt it to the needs of my classroom. Is there something that can be done?
December 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Hi there...I am sorry you are disappointed. There is a disclaimer, however, at the end of the product description that states it is in a locked PDF format due to copyright restrictions.
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Dennis B. re: Bud, Not Buddy Literature Guide: Common Core-Aligned Teaching Guide
Is there an answer key available for all of the activities/worksheets?
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Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
Yes, all answer keys are provided.
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Amie Trahan  (TpT Seller) re: *REVISED* Essay Architect Writing System: Teaching the Five-Paragraph Essay
I purchased this during the summer. Is this the same or is this a revised version?
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Secondary Solutions
Secondary Solutions  (TpT Seller)
This is the same as the one offered in the summer. The old version was printed in 2008.
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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.