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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
$3.00
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Are you looking for a rigorous and engaging Halloween (or anytime) activity that teaches close reading skills, meets many ELA standards, and is ideal for secondary students? Based on the poem “A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman, this lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.7, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5...
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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
$1.00
2 ratings
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Black History Month : Poetry: Praise Song For The Day Inaugural Poem: No Prep! ***A Complete Print-and-Teach Lesson created by Maryann Saylor - Secondary Strategies*** Celebrate Black History Month by Analyzing the Inaugural Poem for President
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5
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This vocabulary practice activity is quick, effective, and easy to use. Print out all 10 pages, pick the one with the border that best fits your class or vocabulary lesson, make copies, and GO! Instant review! Ideal for substitutes and sub plans.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.8.5, L.8.5b, L.8.5c, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4c, L.9-10.4d, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.4c, L.11-12.5...
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By Secondary Strategies
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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By Secondary Strategies
Poetry : Poem : Mark Doty : A Display of Mackerel Poem Analysis Close Reading Teaching poetry is an enjoyable experience when you are teaching a poem that students want to dig into and you have all of the support material you need at your disposal.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
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
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Teaching students to write the Villanelle can be a daunting task, but this complete lesson makes the job much easier for you and much more manageable for your students. The beauty of the Villanelle comes from its repeating lines, often written in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
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Are you looking for a Poem in your Pocket Day activity that’s fun and allows your middle or high school students to share poems with your entire school? Would you like your students to work with poetry during National Poetry Month (or anytime) but
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.10
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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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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
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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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