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By Secondary Strategies
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
$4.00
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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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By Secondary Strategies
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
$3.95
84 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
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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By Secondary Strategies
Teaching students how to infer and make inferences can be challenging, but it's an important reading comprehension skill that students need practice with. These graphic organizers assist you by providing three-step instructions and clearly defined
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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
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
$3.95
22 ratings
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Teaching students to identify the main idea of a text becomes an enjoyable experience when you teach them to identify different types of details. Details support main ideas but never are the main ideas themselves. When students can identify the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2
$3.00
17 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
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
$3.95
24 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
Recognize students’ positive actions, behaviors, and accomplishments with High Fives—a versatile resource that rewards students for expending effort, taking risks, thinking deeply, caring about others, having an AH-HA! moment, reaching goals, and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters
$3.95
27 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
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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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
$3.00
8 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
Using these Accommodations and SDI’s Tracking Forms will help you to stay on top of the many and varied accommodations and SDI’s you’ll find on your students’ IEP or 504 documents. The forms will save you time, help you stay organized, and will make
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$3.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Secondary Strategies
It's reassuring to have a ready-to-use behavior modification plan on hand, especially when problematic behaviors occur. When students display inappropriate behaviors, giving them an opportunity to think about their actions and change them is a
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$2.50
11 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
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
$3.00
7 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
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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By Secondary Strategies
The Crucible's main character, John Proctor, is an exemplary modern tragic hero, and teaching about him and the qualities of a tragic hero is an ideal lesson to supplement your teaching of the play. Use this beautifully designed presentation with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Printables
$3.95
5 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
The Story of an Hour Constructed Response, Close Reading, & Inference Statements This 3-part lesson engages students and meets Common Core standards with the close reading of the classic tale “The Story of an Hour.” While reading the story,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
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, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.4...
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By Secondary Strategies
Teach the themes that John Steinbeck showcased in Of Mice and Men with this Interactive Theme Mini-Binder. This resource includes a hands-on Theme Mini-Binder that students assemble, along with a six-slide PowerPoint presentation that explains each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.2
$3.50
7 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
Would you like your students to FINALLY understand Theme? Teach your students about the themes they encounter in literature with this complete NO PREP lesson designed for easy, effective teaching of this difficult topic. This complete lesson,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.2
$3.99
8 ratings
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By Secondary Strategies
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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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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