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Making inferences while reading is one of the most important skills we can teach our students. When students read, they should be inferring using both explicit evidence and implicit information gleaned from the texts in front of them - but many
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.11-12.1, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
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Bell Ringers, Warm Ups, or a Do Now: No matter what you call this activity, students LOVE starting class with these engaging writing prompts. Their unique and colorful images focus and engage students from the time the bell rings. Use these 28
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
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UPDATED FOR THE 2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR! Have your students do this fun Back to School All About Me Ice Breaker Activity on the first day of school, and you’ll hook them for the whole year! Using terms that teens can relate to, this visually
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cultural Activities
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Poetry and writing bellringers with stunning images--is there a better way to start class each day? This poetry bell ringer collection contains some terrific poems and prompts to use at the beginning of class or as the basis for longer writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4
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I created this second set of 26 Bell Ringers with stunning photos and engaging prompts after getting such good feedback about the first set - both from teachers like you but also from my own students. I'm so happy that they have been so well
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.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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Would you like to help your students start their sentences with varied and interesting beginnings? Would you like to be able to help them easily improve their writing? If so, then this lesson that teaches six different sentence starters is the way
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.9-10.1b
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Have your Creative Writing students do this fun Back to School Ice Breaker activity on the first day of school, and you’ll hook them for the whole year! Using terms that teens can relate to, this visually appealing “selfie” allows students to share
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cultural Activities
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Anne Bradstreet : Jonathan Edwards : Essays with Quick Grading Students will read Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards and write follow-up essays. After reading Anne Bradstreet’s poetry and after studying the searing “Sinners” sermon of Jonathan
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5
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These No Prep Prompts are Ready to Print and Use! Use one, two or all three of these American Literature writing prompts as you teach William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, and Jonathan Edwards. Students are asked to “Put yourself in the shoes” of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
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Too many students give writing prompts a quick glance and just start writing without a plan. Teaching students how to dissect and analyze writing prompts gives them a specific plan to follow before they begin to write. Teach them CUBS, a Writing
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Test Preparation
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Mnemonics
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By Secondary Strategies
There are enough Bell Ringers in this bundle to take care of an entire semester's worth of classes with a few to spare! The four resources include 54 Bell Ringers that encourage creativity and spark students' writing, 28 Bell Ringers that hit the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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By Secondary Strategies
These 28 Spanish Bell Ringers, translated by a Spanish teacher, are an excellent way to start class with a positive focus! The slides contain stunning photos and creative prompts written specifically to engage teens. After writing, you can have
Subjects:
Spanish, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
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Welcome your students studying Spanish or your Spanish-speaking students back to school with this fun ice breaker activity that you can print and use in minutes. NO PREP! Using interesting prompts and cool images, this visually appealing “autofoto”
Subjects:
Spanish, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
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A Valentine's Poem that's not mushy! "This Year's Valentin"e is a poem with vivid description, ample images, and effective use of alliteration. Teen students appreciate the lack of over-the-top romance that they sometimes find in other Valentine's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b...
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Are you looking for a resource to help your students meet standards for narrative writing? These Narration Bell Ringers and Writing Prompts are exactly what you need. Use these gorgeous slides to begin class or anytime during class when you'd like
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.3, W.8.3a, W.8.3d, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3d, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3d
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Bell Ringers focus students at the beginning of class, and these stylish Bell Ringer Writing Prompt Journal Pages are ideal for organizing your students' written responses. With five different formats and ten eye-catching designs, you will be able
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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Free Poetry No Prep Sonnet 97 Close Reading and Constructed Response This Print-and-Use poetry lesson on Sonnet 97 is ready to go! This complete lesson includes everything you’ll need: A Bell Ringer / Exit Ticket, Close Reading of the poem (with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1d
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Teach your students how to infer and make inference statements. Students will identify Explicit and Implicit details in texts and how to use them to make an inference with this Two-Sentence Story. This single story is a small SAMPLE of my How to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.11-12.1, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
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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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