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An Epic 6-12 ELA Giveaway!


If you’re  a Middle School or High School ELA teacher, you won’t want to miss this Epic ELA Giveaway!

Mary Beth from Brain Waves Instruction and Jackie from Room 213 have teamed up to organize an amazing prize package featuring top-notch resources from 17 Secondary ELA TpT sellers!

The winner will receive a collection of resources  for reading, writing, research, poetry, speech-writing, media literary, and more! The best part: all resources in the prize package are non-text-specific so you can quickly and easily integrate them with your own curriculum! See why this giveaway is EPIC?!?


Check out the Winner’s Prize Package here:

Room 213:  Close Reading Lessons 

Brain Waves Instruction:  Substitute Teacher Toolkit

Study All Knight: A Flip Book for the Research Process

The Classroom Sparrow: A Speech Writing Mini-Book

Julie Faulkner: Graphic Organizers for Focused Reading

The Daring English Teacher: Editable English Tests

Presto Plans: Grammar Resource Bundle

The Language Arts Classroom: Write a Tabloid for a Mobile Device

The OCBeach Teacher: Reading Strategies for any Text

Stacey Lloyd: Figurative Language Posters

Brynn Allison: Poetry Constructed Responses

Literary Sherri: Reading Response Journal for any Text

The ELA Buffet: Poetry Close Reading

Tracee Orman: Figurative Language Interactive Reading Notebook

Addie Williams: Media Literacy and Advertising Pack

Juggling ELA: Journal Prompts Task Cards

Secondary Sara: Movie v Text Bundle

Did I mention you get up to 50 chances to win! Just follow each seller on TpT, Facebook, and her blog. Every click gives you a chance to win the amazing bundle of prizes! The winner (AKA “Luckiest ELA Teacher on Earth!”) will be announced on Sunday, February 7th at 5pm EST. Follow a few fabulous Secondary Teacher-Authors here . . . and best of luck!

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Meet Our New Authors!

The Teaching 2 Step bloggers has grown by three new, amazing teacher authors! We are excited to announce all three of them today in this blog. To have some fun we asked them a few questions so you could learn a little bit about them.  Read below to see their answers. Then enter our TpT Giveaway and snag a copy of our ebook.

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Meet Mary Beth from Brain Waves Instruction.

What do you love about teaching

Mary Beth:  These days I’m actually not in the classroom.  A devastating budget cut meant that I had to leave my beloved middle school classroom.  However, I’ve found Teachers Pay Teachers to be the perfect outlet for staying connected to the profession I dreamed of doing since I was a child.  While in the classroom I loved two things – 1.  Laughing with my students and 2.  Helping them to feel smart and important.

What are your hobbies?

Mary Beth:  I turned some of my interests – real estate, interior design, and decorating into a new career (you know, after that job cut).  I started a Home Staging and Design business.  For over two years now I’ve had a ton of fun helping homeowners prepare their homes for the real estate market and others turn the spaces in their homes into  spaces they love.

What makes a good blogger

Mary Beth:  I love bloggers that have voice in their writing.  I’m also a sucker for pictures.  So, I’d say a good blogger has personality and a camera.

What's on your reading list?

Mary Beth:  I’ve just started Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  By “just started” I mean I read the same three paragraphs every night before falling asleep.  Maybe I should switch up my reading routine and read in the daylight…

How long have you been in education

Mary Beth:  I taught middle school for over ten years.  I also spent time teaching in Africa, Belize and England.  While teaching I pursued an advanced degree in Educational Leadership.  I had my heart set on writing curriculum.  That’s why TpT has been so wonderful.  I absolutely love creating fun and engaging resources for students (and teachers).

Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Mary Beth:  I always wanted to be a teacher.  Always.  I set up classrooms in my basement.   I begged my elementary teachers for extra worksheets that I could use in my “classroom”.  I insisted that my neighbors be my students.  I never wanted to do anything else.  When I’m teaching, I feel so happy.  I have a feeling that more classrooms are in my future.

Thanks for the fun questions ladies.  It’s amazing to be blogging with you all!

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Meet Sherri from Literary Sherri.

What do you love about teaching

Sherri: I especially love helping students prepare to succeed in life! You know — saying hello when someone greets you, including everyone at the table in the conversation, smiling when you pass others in the hall, drying the bathroom counter with a paper towel, helping others pick up their dropped books. I love teaching academics, but when I watch my students become thoughtful, caring, and inclusive — absolutely nothing beats that!

What are your hobbies?

Sherri: I love to travel (especially any place historical), I enjoy live theatre, I craft wreaths, I’m always  reading a few good books, and I make the best spaghetti sauce ever! I don’t quilt, but I adore quilts and have a small collection of them!

What makes a good blogger

Sherri: I especially love reading posts that weave an engaging story with practical information, so I think good bloggers are those  who find the right balance between offering wonderful tips and ideas and personalizing their writing so you feel as if you’ve just had a  cup of coffee and a great conversation with a good friend!

What's on your reading list?

Sherri: Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini, An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff, Cherry Ames’ nursing mysteries (first published in the 40s), and Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix (because I always have a YA novel in the works)!

How long have you been in education

Sherri: I taught school for 23 years and I  have been a Teacher-Author for 2 years (with a bit of subbing on the side) .

Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Sherri: I started saying I was going to be a teacher when I was in 4th grade. I was the kid who cried on the last day of school prior to summer breaks and holiday vacations because I wanted to be in school, not at home. (Trust me — no more crying on those days now!) I loved school, I adored my teachers, I enjoyed learning, and I couldn’t imagine spending my life anywhere other than in a classroom!

I’m really excited about 2-stepping with you all! Thank you for inviting me to this dance!

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Meet Margaux Langenhoven.

What do you love about teaching

Margaux: I absolutely love it when a student who is struggling with a concept, suddenly has a light bulb moment.  The expression on their face when they experience success is priceless.  I also thoroughly enjoy the interaction with children; the chats, the laughs and the special relationships that are formed.

What are your hobbies?

Margaux:  I have a four year old daughter and my son is one.  I resigned from teaching when my son was born.  At this stage in my life my hobbies are my children.  I spend as much time interacting, playing, and laughing with them.  When I have a free moment, I really enjoy reading, knitting and of course, working on my TpT store.  Creating teaching resources has now become a hobby rather than a job.

What makes a good blogger

Margaux:  It is important for a blogger to be able to connect with their audience.  Communicating freely and easily makes the reader feel like it’s a conversation and that a relationship is being formed.  Eye-catching pictures are also a must!

What's on your reading list?

Margaux: Wow, I have read some amazing books, namely The Book Thief, Room and The Girl you Left Behind.  Unfortunately, since my son was born, I have not been able to really get into a book ( mainly due to a bit of sleep deprivation).  I am looking for a good book to catch my attention (especially seeing that December is summer vacation for me – I am in South Africa), so any suggestions are welcome.

How long have you been in education

Margaux:  I have taught Middle School for 7 years, mainly Math and English.  I am also Special Needs trained so would like to get into that field once my children go to school.

Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Margaux:  Both my parents were teachers (although my dad stopped teaching before I was born).  I used to ‘help’ my mom mark (oops, that’s a South African term that slipped in) grade papers as a child and when she moved from Upper Elementary to Preschool, I would spend my vacations ‘teaching’ her students.  Teaching is all I know, it is something I have always wanted to do.


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The Teaching 2 Step Meet the teacher ebook

All  of our bloggers have Teachers Pay Teachers stores. It is a place where we share resources for students.  You can download this e-book we created to  meet our teacher authors. You can find our best sellers, see what’s on sale, and find our favorite free product. Click on the image below to download the ebook from dropbox!

Meet The Teaching 2 Step Teachers Pay Teachers Authors eBook

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