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By Secondary Sara
Looking for Common Core “short research projects” that won’t feel like work? Do you want research to spark student curiosity? Need to involve inquiry without students realizing it?This bundle includes TEN different projects that can be completed in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Google Apps
$14.99
$12.50
717
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By Secondary Sara
I'm going to go out on a limb with a big statement: this project was the most fun my class had all year. (This isn't always true with public speaking!)Almost everyone has to give a speech in his or her lifetime. In this fun project, students prepare
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$6.00
771
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By Secondary Sara
NOW WITH GOOGLE DOCS: Take the fear and intimidation out of public speaking with a FULL SEMESTER bundle of classroom-tested speech activities that will safely get students out of their chairs (and their comfort zones!) Download this bundle of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Google Apps
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.7.1c, SL.7.2, SL.7.3, SL.7.4, SL.7.5, SL.7.6, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1c...
$86.45
$64.99
363
Bundle
By Secondary Sara
Grab a full year of EDITABLE grammar curriculum, and then exhale, because your prep is now done! This download is a no-prep, classroom-tested, easy-to-grade set of lessons, videos, quizzes, tests, and more, perfect for middle and high school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
L.6.1c, L.6.1d, L.7.1a, L.7.1b, L.7.1c, L.7.2a, L.8.1a, L.8.1b, L.8.1c, L.8.1d, L.8.2a...
$117.98
$89.99
358
Bundle
By Secondary Sara
Do your students struggle with taking notes in class, especially from a lecture? Are they unsure what to write down, or how to organize their ideas?Use this lesson to empower students with a critical skill that can change their academic lives! And
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Lectures
$9.99
270
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By Secondary Sara
Instead of lecturing about public speaking fundamentals, let students hear it from neutral experts and become persuaded about the topic’s importance! These videos are a great way to kick off a speech unit OR just prep students for a specific
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$5.00
488
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By Secondary Sara
Does your class syllabus need a makeover, or not sure how to start yours? This modern newsletter-style template is a great starting point for new or veteran teachers, especially for ELA teachers who might want the literary newspaper feel!This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts
$2.99
533
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By Secondary Sara
Bucket Lists don’t have to be morbid; they can inspire us, give us hope, and force us to change or try new things. Setting goals is a valuable skill made even more priceless when we learn HOW to achieve them!Hook students into doing research in
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.7, W.7.7, W.8.7, W.9-10.7
$2.50
515
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By Secondary Sara
Need a grammar diagnostic test that will give you a clear picture of what students know? Use this assessment as a pre (and/or post) test to get a benchmark and track growth!This test is TEACHER-friendly because it is easy to grade, fully editable,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
L.6.1c, L.6.1d, L.6.2a, L.7.1a, L.7.1b, L.7.1c, L.7.2a, L.8.1a, L.8.1b, L.8.1c, L.8.1d...
$4.99
422
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By Secondary Sara
Now with Google Slides versions of lessons for distance learning! Students need to learn the rules in order to break them. Teach students about five paragraph essay structure with this bundle of lessons, ready to use before or during ANY essay
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Handouts
$27.49
$24.99
650
Bundle
By Secondary Sara
Need narrative writing assignments that are fun without being too juvenile? Want to help them improve drafts, increase peer feedback, and offer a TON of choice? Use this bundle of assignments, prompts, and feedback/revision tools to help your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Rubrics, Activities, Assessment
$33.43
$27.99
200
Bundle
By Secondary Sara
Want a new, authentic, 21st-century spin on a formal speech unit? Help students analyze, write, and present their own mock TED-style talks in your own classroom conference!* This print-and-go unit fully scaffolds students through a process of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
SL.8.4, SL.9-10.4, SL.11-12.4
$19.99
$14.99
170
Digital Download ZIP (35.47 MB)
By Secondary Sara
I love Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, especially as a Halloween activity, but it’s a TOUGH poem… so this stations activity breaks down the difficult parts to scaffold understanding for teen and tween readers! Use up to 9 stations: Rhyme &
Subjects:
Poetry, Halloween, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
$6.50
382
Digital Download ZIP (1.22 MB)
By Secondary Sara
GOOGLE NOW INCLUDED: Need an alternative to chapter quizzes? Want individual student accountability and comprehension that is mutually beneficial to students AND the teacher?Have STUDENTS divvy up the task of making a study guide for each chapter,
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.2
$2.99
1,413
Digital Download ZIP (2.85 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Do you need to accomplish RL.7, or just WANT to incorporate more films into English class? This bundle of 15 graphic organizers and projects brings rigor to movie viewing to justify it in your ELA curriculum! Use these in ANY literature unit to
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.7, RL.7.7, RL.8.7, RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.7
$7.99
257
Digital Download ZIP (5.54 MB)
By Secondary Sara
NOW WITH GOOGLE: Up-to-date for 2022-23 Common App & Coalition App. The Common App prompts did not change this year.The Coalition App prompts DID change, and the lesson has been updated.College application essays are very different from other
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$24.99
$14.99
151
Digital Download ZIP (4.68 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Get ready to give your next unit or learning cycle a makeover! Use this FULLY editable set of 5+ templates to convert your teaching and assessment into a path of action steps that will engage your learners from start to finish. Take your current
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
$7.99
388
Digital Download ZIP (12.64 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Do you want to assess speaking skills in a low-stress manner? Need to assess argumentative writing without another essay? This debate unit is a “no stage fright” method to build student confidence, stretch critical and logical thinking skills, and
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
$14.99
235
Digital Download ZIP (40.37 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Want to scaffold readers into more difficult literature in a safe way? Ready to celebrate the holidays in English class while still rigorously accomplishing standards in all domains?This unit is a perfect way for advanced middle school or early high
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$28.44
$19.99
170
Bundle
By Secondary Sara
Need a seasonal literature activity with a text that’s complex enough? Do you want to teach a short story, collaboration, essay writing, and/or literary terms?This collaborative unit teaches the short story “The Gift of the Magi” in a way that
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Rubrics, Activities
$8.50
223
Digital Download ZIP (19.54 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6 years of teaching 7th & 8th grade ELA, and 8 years of high school tutoring experience. I'm also a National Writing Project consultant and writing team coach. I'm constantly involved with both the middle and high school "worlds", and I love all of these grade levels and their quirks!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with a lot of technology and student-centered projects! I flip my ELA curriculum when I can, and create units in which students drive their own learning. Student motivation is very important to me, and we spend time in class talking about why the lesson matters to their futures.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Writing Project Teacher Consultant; Conference presenter; Kappa Phi Kappa Award 2010

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's degree with honors in English Pre-Education, with minors in Professional Writing and Music. Master's degree in Integrated English Language Arts 7-12. Both degrees are from THE Ohio State University!

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