Tamara Salisbury

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Tamara Salisbury
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"Teach a child how to think, not what to think." - Sidney Sugarman
 
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. These lessons have students color-code their notes and review.These color notes are the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
$9.75
$8.75
136
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. This lesson has students color-code their notes and mad-lib style review at the
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
L.9-10.4b
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By Tamara Salisbury
This 2-day activity helps students learn more about the context of the setting and culture in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. On the first day, students are split into 4 different groups to research different aspects of the 1930s: the Great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Internet Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.3
$3.00
132
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. These lessons have students color-code their notes and review.This bundle contains 21
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$27.75
$27.50
101
Bundle
By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. This lesson has students color-code their notes and mad-lib style review at the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
$1.50
88
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By Tamara Salisbury
I teach this lesson as part of a larger unit based on stories with surprise endings. Students take notes on the basics of plot, characterization, and tone and mood, and then they watch three Pixar shorts (NOT INCLUDED - SEE PREVIEW FOR INFO.) to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
72
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. This lesson has students color-code their notes and review.Included in this .zip file: •
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
L.7.1c
$2.75
63
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By Tamara Salisbury
This is a unit plan for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. It is about 32 days long. This unit is centered around literature circles and ends with an essay about theme using quotations from the book with accompanying diorama. Read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, W.7.2, W.7.9a, W.7.10, SL.7.1, L.7.4a, L.7.4c
$8.00
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By Tamara Salisbury
This is a unit plan for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is about 28 days long. The reading of the book is structured around literature circles; however, unlike traditional literature circles, the whole class is reading the same book, so on
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4...
$8.00
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. Included in this .zip file:• Blank color notes for students• Teacher copy with a key
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Graphic Organizers, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5
$3.00
49
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By Tamara Salisbury
These self-edit checklists help students know what to look for when editing their essays. Although sometimes students will simply go through and check the spots, when I come around to see their progress, it gives me several things to recommend that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.5
$1.00
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By Tamara Salisbury
This interactive PowerPoint lets students do something besides take notes: eat cookies! As they learn about different text structures, it is recommended that they get a cookie or two to eat as they practice writing in the different text structures.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$3.00
45
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By Tamara Salisbury
These figurative language boards can be used in different ways. There are eight different layouts of the in-class board, and they all have the same number of each type of figurative language. There are three different layouts of the homework board,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homework, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4
$3.00
44
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By Tamara Salisbury
This is a graphic organizer for students to use when thinking through the basic parts of a short story or even a longer novel, either one they've read or one they're brainstorming to write. I've used it for students preparing to write folk tales,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5
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By Tamara Salisbury
This 30-question EDITABLE test covers the entire play through questions about characters' actions and their motivations, basic plot points, and the four main themes (blind ambition, deception, corruption by power, and superstition and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.00
36
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. This lesson has students color-code their notes and review.Included in this .zip file: •
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.3
$2.75
35
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By Tamara Salisbury
These are the assignment sheet and rubrics I hand out to my students at the beginning of each quarter for the Quarterly Outside Reading Project. They are to read a book individually (the first two quarters are fiction, the third is nonfiction, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10
$2.50
31
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By Tamara Salisbury
This poster provides the Core Elements in order (with punctation and tips) following the newest MLA Style guide. This would be a great addition to my Writer's Resources board for students to refer to any time. Find all the products in that package
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Tamara Salisbury
This 26-day unit introduces the historical concept of the American Dream. Five days of the unit are devoted to "A Raisin in the Sun." We also read some articles about the American Dream today, and students write an essay on literature's depiction of
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5...
$8.00
30
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By Tamara Salisbury
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. This lesson has students color-code their notes and review.Included in this .zip file: •
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
L.5.1
$2.75
29
Digital Download ZIP (12.78 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My first year after my bachelor's, I substitute taught while I got my master's degree. I then taught my first three years in a small Kansas town, where I was the only teacher for 7th and 8th grade language arts and the adviser for the high school yearbook. Now, I'm teaching sophomore English, a dual-credit college composition 1 and 2 course, senior English, and I am the adviser for the Student Publications.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very casual and student-led. You could call it organized chaos. Step into my room, and you might see students discussing and working together, researching and discovering, while I walk around and help those who need help. We do a lot of discussion and small group work, as well as individual projects with student choice. Even reading out loud involves stopping frequently to answer questions together or discuss. I rarely lecture, and whenever I do, it is highly interactive. The students are always participating more than simply taking notes.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was my district's nominee for the Horizon Award, an award specifically for first-year teachers. My students in 2016 gave me the "Smiley Award".

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with my B.S. in secondary education (emphasis in English and journalism) from Kansas State University in May 2009. I then got my M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in reading/language arts) in May 2010, also from Kansas State University. EMAW! Go Cats!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I got married in 2008, and my oldest was born in 2012 followed by twins in 2014. I love teaching, and while I always dread the end of the summer because I know I will soon be away from my kids and busy with work, once we get into the semester, I always remember how much I really do love my job. I can't imagine doing anything else.

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