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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
$10.63
716
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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
$55.24
362
Bundle
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
$5.10
769
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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
$8.49
269
Digital Download ZIP (86.74 MB)
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
$21.24
649
Bundle
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
$4.25
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
$2.54
531
Digital Download ZIP (1.33 MB)
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
$12.74
170
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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
$2.13
514
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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
$2.54
1,413
Digital Download ZIP (2.85 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
$6.79
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
$12.74
234
Digital Download ZIP (40.37 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
$5.53
382
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By Secondary Sara
Need an engaging, student-driven way to teach short stories and/or literary terms? Use this unit as a high-accountability way to scaffold students into tougher literature!In this unit, small groups of students are assigned to one short story (so you
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.7.10, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.10
$17.99
$15.29
389
Digital Download ZIP (6.23 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
$12.74
151
Digital Download ZIP (4.68 MB)
By Secondary Sara
Non-fiction writing doesn’t need to be boring or predictable! Use this pack of 10 informative writing assignments to challenge students with a variety of genres, topics, purposes, audiences, and objectives!This set of assignments brings real-world
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$9.99
$8.49
234
Digital Download ZIP (2.40 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:
Google Apps, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$2.99
$2.54
1,116
Digital Download ZIP (31.33 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:
Literature, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.7.7, RL.7.10, RL.8.7, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$7.99
$6.79
597
Digital Download ZIP (4.63 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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, 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...
$125.97 $89.99
$76.49
58
Bundle
By Secondary Sara
Argumentation in the real world is far more nuanced than standard essays supporting a thesis. Students need practice with a variety of audience types, objectives, structures, and topics. Use this pack of 10 argumentative writing assignments to
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1
$9.99
$8.49
285
Digital Download ZIP (3.57 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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