SRSD Resources

SRSD Writing Resources

I hope all of these resources are helpful. Please let me know if there is something specific you are looking for. Click on the title to download or go to the link.

Updated on 9/22/21 Be sure to check back often for updates

POW TIDE Resources (informative/explanatory writing) 
POW TREE Resources (argumentative/opinion writing) 

Other SRSD Resources

Building Enthusiasm 

SRSD Training Pictures


Scoring: Informative Writing 

Scoring: Persuasive Writing 
Article Resources: (Where to find articles) 
Summary Writing Resources:

Peer Feedback Resources: 
SRSD Websites

More Pre-Factoring Practice (2 more pages)

Build your students factoring skills by having students practice finding two numbers that would produce a certain product and a certain sum.  

pre-factoring worksheet math practice
Click here for a free download! 

Teachers who have used the worksheets say they have made a difference in students’ confidence and competence with factoring. You can find the first set I created here

Let me know in the comments what you are working on with your students! I’d love to create something for you to use in your classroom. 


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Top 3 Instructional Coach Tips

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Build a relationship first. You have to build a relationship before you can help someone grow. Please get to know their teaching style, learn about them as a person outside of school, and let them get to know you. I use a teaching questionnaire to get started and then build from there. You can download the one I use here.

Work in their room along side them. To help teachers improve their instructional practices, you need to work alongside them with their students. I like to help out during centers and group work. I follow the teacher’s lead; if she/he is going from table to table asking questions, I do the same. If the teacher is asking students to read to them, I do the same. This builds a relationship with the students and the teachers at the same time.

Offer to teach their class. Do you want them to spend some extra time planning for questioning or give them time to observe another teacher? Give them extra planning by teaching a class. This helps you stay relevant, enables you to connect with the students, and shows the teacher you are willing to put the work in to help them.

If you have an instructional coach in your building, how do they help you? What do you prefer when getting some extra support? Please share below in the comments.


Curriculum Resources

This page is a work-in-progress and more is to come! 

Wit and Wisdom: 


    Pre-Factoring Practice (Free Download)

         This worksheet builds factoring skills by having students practice finding two numbers that would produce a certain product and a certain sum.  Teachers who have used the worksheets say they have made a difference in students’ confidence and competence with factoring. I will make more of these if you let me know you’d like more in the comments below. (Update: I’ve created more and you can find them here.)

    Free pre-factoring practice sheet
    Click here to download! 


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    Students of History Resource!

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    I have made a new friend in the teacher blogger world and I would love for you to meet him. Luke is the author and creator of Students of History. The site is called Students of History, and it has full lesson plans for every day of the year plus tons of engaging activities for World History, US History, and Civics.

    And yes, literally every lesson throughout the whole year is done for you. They’re based on state standards, but (best of all) simple and easy to follow. They have links to educational videos that students will enjoy plus they’re not all the same, traditional kind of lesson. There’s interactive notebook pages, digital Google activities, PBL projects, and more.

    You can have your entire year planned out all at your fingertips ready to go from day one of the school year. Hundreds of teachers have used these resources successfully in their classrooms, and all give the site fantastic reviews. You will not be let down with the quality of the content, and the number of engaging lessons there are for your kids.

    The materials are also easily adaptable for higher or lower level classes. No matter if you teach 7th graders or 11th-grade high school students that struggle, these materials can be right for you. Teachers have used them in ELL and special ed classrooms successfully and to rave reviews.

    For American History, there are over 150 lesson plans to cover exploration of the Americas and American Indian groups through to modern America, 9/11, Middle East conflict, and the most up-to-date state standards. There are almost 200 lessons available for World History. The World curriculum starts with prehistory and goes all the way to the modern world. 

    Finally, there’s also a Civics and American Government curriculum with almost 100 lessons on American government all based on Common Core and state standards. You won’t find a more engaging Civics and government curriculum available anywhere. The lessons are hands-on, engaging, and relevant to the modern political world.

    Go check him out and let him know I sent you!


    One Word 2019


          A New Year trend on Twitter each year is the #Oneword hashtag. You choose a word that will represent your year. My #OneWord2019 is unstoppable because I’m going to be unstoppable when reaching and accomplishing my goals this year! But, what goals? I have thought about my goals since I posted my word 24 hours ago. I decided to create a goal list with an action for each goal. In the past, I’ve made goals, but I do not think about how I am going to get it done.

    • Complete my dissertation and walk the stage in December 2019 and become Dr. Meagan England. I will do this by dedicating at least 8 hours a week to dissertation writing
    • Continue to take care of me. In 2018, I lost 66 pounds, and I’ve almost made my fitness goals. Instead of a weight loss goal, my goal is to be physically stronger. I will do this by continuing to go to the gym, eating healthy, spending time with my family, and adding a boxing class this year. 
    • Continue to grow my instructional knowledge to help support the teachers in my district. I will do this by reading at least one book a month and by visiting at least ten classrooms a week. 
    • Expand my reach and help teachers across the world. I will do this by blogging at least twice a month with posts that are helpful and not superficial. 

                 Please help me keep my goals going by checking in on me throughout the year. I would also like to support you throughout the year. If you are interested in a goal motivator, please comment below or reach out on Twitter or Instagram.


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