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It’s the New Year! Begin 2018 with poetry that hits Common Core standards and engages students at the same time. The poem “Burning the Old Year” hooks students by first asking them to think of their own lives—and what they would burn from the past
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1
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Of Mice and Men Interactive Notebook : CharacterizationThis interactive notebook project focuses on close analysis of the cast of characters in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Your students will analyze character development; the relationships between
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5
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Students need to cite textual evidence to support the claims that they make; using an evidence indicator helps students to clearly show their readers where that evidence is located in their writing. The evidence indicators included on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
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These 10 Constructed Response writing assignments ask your students to engage in Higher Order Thinking and respond in writing to a standards-based prompt. Included are 10 printable handouts that you can use TODAY! What's Included: Chapters 1 and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6
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As students identify themes in works of fiction, they record them, along with excerpts from the text, in this Interactive Notebook "Mini-Binder." Using analytical thinking, students explain why the excerpt demonstrates the themes they have noted.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.2
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Are you looking for an Of Mice and Men Study Guide that asks students to analyze the text, think at higher levels, and write out their responses in detail? With questions that require students to read the text closely so that they can write logical,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6
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Making inferences is probably the most important reading skill teachers can teach and reteach. Teaching students to take what is stated in the text – either explicitly or implicitly – and marry that to their schema – ALL of their prior knowledge –
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, RL.11-12.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
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Speaking and Listening – some of the most challenging standards to meet are found in this category, but meeting those standards is easy with this fun, low – prep, and rigorous small group collaborative activity. This activity encourages students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm happy to say that I'm in my 25th year of teaching--all at the same high school in central Pennsylvania. I've taught 9th - 12th graders, spending most of my days with sophomores and juniors. I've also done a great deal of homebound instruction for students who are temporarily out of school for one reason or another. The successes these students saw while enduring their own struggles is inspiring!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in the power of my students to learn and learn and learn, so it is my philosophy to present them with the foundations for their learning and a multitude of opportunities to express that learning--and then to step back and let them have at it. There is always a specific, standards-based, rigorous end in mind, but they are ultimately in charge of their learning--with the best coach on the sidelines I can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

A recent shining moment: On a recent Friday afternoon just before the bell rang at the end of the day, after sharing several poems by Billy Collins with my students, one self-professed poetry hater said: "Well, I kind of like poetry now!" Talk about a WONDERFUL way to end the week!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

San Diego State--I began my education there--as an El. Ed. major. Penn State Harrisburg--Where I earned my undergraduate degree--in Sec. Ed. Humanities. Many, many workshops and courses that have provided new insights and current educational information.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I chuckled during the interview for my current teaching position when I was described as "bicoastal", but I am, indeed, a product of both coasts of the United States. After growing up in California, I moved to Pennsylvania (long story....) and now love this beautiful state. I am--and always will be--a California girl, but Pennsylvania is my home. Do any of you have your heart in more than one place? Contact me: msaylor.secondarystrategies@gmail.com

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