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By Secondary Strategies
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
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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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
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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
$3.95
12 ratings
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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
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
Too many of us are nervous about teaching poetry--but fear no more! This poetry lesson on Thomas Lux's poem "Tarantulas on a Lifebuoy" is on a topic that grabs students' attention right from the start--Tarantulas! The lesson itself is relevant,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas
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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
$19.34
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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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By Secondary Strategies
Why Teach A Format for Research Paper Conclusions? Writing conclusions for research papers is challenging for most high school students, and teaching students how to write conclusions is challenging for their teachers. Enter The Ultimate Conclusion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2f, W.9-10.5, W.11-12.1e, W.11-12.2f, W.11-12.5
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By Secondary Strategies
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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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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