High school English teacher in Illinois. www.traceeorman.com and http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman
I teach: English, journalism, creative writing, reading
To ages: 12 to 18
I am a high school English teacher and I also sell my lessons on TeachersPayTeachers.
It is an excellent site for teachers to find exactly what they need and download it instantly. Every teacher who sells on the site must list at least one free resource (but most teachers have numerous free downloads), so there are thousands of great freebies. I offer many of mine in a Word or Powerpoint format so the lessons can be customized by the teacher to suit their needs. Most of the resources have been tested in an actual classroom and many are already aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The site is now accepting purchase orders and site licenses, as well.
I would recommend (and have recommended) this site to anyone in education. School districts can save so much money on resources because teachers charge only a fraction of what big publishers charge.
This is a great site to use in a 1:1 classroom. My students like playing and competing against one another. We formed class groups and each class competed to see who could donate the most rice per week. I love that they have added new categories.
Ellen – You can create a group and have students join the group to track their progress.