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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Google Apps
$27.49
$24.99
630
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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, Activities, Google Apps
$9.99
$8.50
206
Digital Download ZIP (86.74 MB)
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
464
Digital Download ZIP (1.33 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Historically speaking, poems started out as stories intended to be read aloud. Share poems the way they were MEANT to be read - with audio and video readings – while still achieving rigorous reading and creative writing!This Poem of the Week
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.7.7, RL.7.10, RL.8.7, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$7.99
569
Digital Download ZIP (4.63 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:
Reading, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$6.50
340
Digital Download ZIP (1.22 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! Thesis statements are like menus: a promise of what is to come. Hook and satisfy your diners/readers with this lesson!Use this easy simile to teach your students why essays need thesis statements, how
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.1a, W.7.1a, W.8.1a, W.9-10.1a
$2.50
512
Digital Download ZIP (2.42 MB)
By Secondary Sara
New and veteran teachers alike can benefit from time-saving organizers to streamline the feedback process. Use this set of forms and checklists to help you during teaching, turn-in day, and grading!NOW INCLUDES Google Docs as well as Microsoft Word
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Classroom Forms, Google Apps
$2.99
1,078
Digital Download ZIP (31.33 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Ready to add more independent reading to your middle school classroom? Want to try reader’s workshop? Hoping to bring in more fiction that’s differentiated to student interests? Track genres and progress without expensive programs, points, or book
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.6.10, RL.7.10, RL.8.10
$9.99
373
Digital Download ZIP (6.13 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Want a no-prep vocabulary program that is student AND teacher friendly?This “Word of the Week” program is an easy-to-implement, EDITABLE routine that you can use for mini-lessons or bell-ringers all year long. The clear, modern design and
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$19.99
146
Digital Download ZIP (5.92 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Need a simple, classroom-tested attendance method? Use these editable templates to meet your needs in a practical manner that won’t take too much time each day. These are great if you want to customize your attendance form, don’t quite find the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms, Google Apps
$2.50
347
Digital Download ZIP (1.63 MB)
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:
Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Google Apps
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...
$144.98
$74.99
35
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Secondary Sara
Ready to add more independent reading to your high school English class? Want to try reader’s workshop? Hoping to bring in more fiction that’s differentiated to student interests? Track genres and progress without expensive programs, points, or book
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$9.99
189
Digital Download ZIP (4.28 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! Introduction paragraphs are like free samples of food – it’s your one chance to grab a customer (reader) and convince them to “buy in” and keep reading. This lesson teaches students that it’s
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.1a, W.6.2a, W.7.1a, W.7.2a, W.8.1a, W.8.2a, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.2a
$2.50
207
Digital Download ZIP (2.50 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! Transitional words, phrases, or sentences are like great waiters: they improve the timing and flow of the entire meal (essay) to control your satisfaction. Use this easy simile to teach your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.1c, W.6.2c, W.7.1c, W.7.2c, W.8.1c, W.8.2c, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c
$2.50
229
Digital Download ZIP (2.82 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! To continue the metaphor that Essays are like Meals… if a thesis statement promised what was to come (like a menu), then the body paragraphs are the time to deliver!Use this easy simile to teach your
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.1b, W.7.1b, W.8.1b
$2.50
101
Digital Download ZIP (4.93 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech come to life by letting students uncover layers of meaning through movement and annotation. NEW: As of January 2021, this resource now includes both MS Office and Google versions. Here’s how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$7.50
$6.00
86
Digital Download ZIP (44.01 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! Evidence in a paragraph is like a well-seasoned meal: it’s more exciting, appeals more to the consumer, and fully finishes the meal. Use this easy simile to teach your students why essays NEED
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.2b, W.7.2b, W.8.2b, W.9-10.2b
$2.50
131
Digital Download ZIP (4.27 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! Just as the pieces of a place setting go in particular spots on the table, the elements of an essay's document need to be formatted just so!Use this easy simile to teach your students why essays need
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Google Apps
$2.50
40
Digital Download ZIP (3.05 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Now includes Google, PDF, *and* Office versions! It’s embarrassing to find out you have food stuck in your teeth. It’s just as bad to get caught with a really bad, noticeable grammar error – people notice. This lesson reinforces why editing is
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.5, W.7.5, W.8.5, W.9-10.5
$2.50
91
Digital Download ZIP (2.44 MB)
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 SELF-GRADING (easy to grade),
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Google Apps
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
15
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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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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