Secondary Strategies

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I L❤️VE using this Ice Breaker Activity with my high school students, and I hope you do too! It's perfect for all types of classes and students in grades 9 - 12. It's a fun, full-class activity that allows you to get to know your students while they
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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FREEBIE: How To Use Vocabulary.com Vocabulary ListsVocabulary.com is one terrific website for all-things word related. One of its best uses is for the creation of vocabulary lists that can be individualized for each lesson and for each student.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4b, L.9-10.4c, L.9-10.4d, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.4a, L.11-12.4b, L.11-12.4c, L.11-12.4d
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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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Imply and infer--two literary terms that are often confused by students. Posted in your classroom or copied and distributed, this informative handout/poster will help your students understand the differences between implying and inferring and give
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.11-12.1, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
FREE
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Of Mice and Men : Audio CD Guide When Gary Sinise reads Of Mice and Men, students hear the voice of George coming through the speakers. George, Lennie, Curley, and even Curley's wife--Gary Sinise reads them all believably. This guide will help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables
FREE
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By Secondary Strategies
If you are a lover of word games, you already know how much fun they can be. Now you can share that fun with your students when they play Bubble Words. Bubble Words is like nothing else around because it has been designed by a teacher specifically
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games
FREE
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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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By Secondary Strategies
#kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths Showing students that we accept them just the way they are is essential to a productive and happy student - teacher relationship. This poster and its wording makes abundantly clear that no matter where students
Subjects:
School Counseling, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters, Cultural Activities
FREE
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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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