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introducing the

The Presto Planners program is
a membership for middle and early high school English
language arts teachers. 

My mission with this membership is to help you get your life back and feel organized, inspired, and fully supported in the classroom! 

I'M READY TO JOIN! 

ENGLISH TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

BECOMING A PRESTO PLANNER WILL HELP YOU...

Lesson plan with easy access to all the teaching materials you could ever need right at your fingertips.  

Get instant access to thousands of dollars worth of resources for less than a dollar a day.

Reignite your love of teaching and feel organized, stress-free, and supported in the classroom.

SAVE TIME

SAVE MONEY

SAVE YOUR SANITY

AS A PRESTO PLANNER, YOU GET ACCESS TO...

A license to use thousands of pages and slides of ELA resources for nearly any topic you are teaching that are 100% ready to use. As long as you are an active member, you can simply log in, print or project what you need, and you are ready to go! 

Access to a closed community of other Presto Planners who are teaching using the same resources.  This is a place you can turn to for advice and support. I will be an active member of the group and will be there to support you in the classroom every step of the way.

Creating resources to make your life easier is my mission and passion.  When you sign up, your library will always be growing with new items I create.  Members will get first access to new resources before anyone else at no extra charge.  Emails will be sent to let you know what new resources have been added.

24/7 TEACHING COMMUNITY SUPPORT 

The HUGE ELA Teacher LIBRARY VAULT

In the growing Plan and Learn section of your membership, I will share videos and resources with practical teaching strategies, ready-to-use lessons, mini-units, and resource tutorials. It is my mission to help members plan meaningful lessons, choose the right resources to meet their students' needs, and learn new teaching strategies!  

PLANNING AND LEARNING SUPPORT

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REAL TEACHERS, REAL CLASSROOMS, REAL SUCCESS

"I cannot even begin to tell you how Presto Planners has improved the quality of my life and of my students' lives... I probably could not have made it through the remote learning chapter we've been through recently without Presto Planners." 

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"Once I joined, I haven't looked back.  I have my whole school year pretty much planned around the resources that Bonnie has...   The amount of resources that you have access to in your membership is just phenomenal.... It has been a huge blessing for me in my life." 

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"Never for a second did I consider renewing my membership because it has been so helpful to me...if you are on the fence, you should just do it. It's the best money you will spend on yourself and gain back your time as a teacher. " 

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Presto Planners is by far the best investment I've ever made as a teacher. Coming from a background of upper high school ELA, I was nervous about moving to middle school, and the changes that that would bring to my assignments (more engagement, less lecturing!). I searched the internet high and low, trying to find some great resources, when I stumbled upon Presto Planners. The site is constantly updated with new materials, the creator is responsive to feedback, and it feels like a community. If you're looking for a particular resource for your class, there's a high possibility that it's on Presto Planners. With education shifting towards virtual learning, you'll be pleased to know that Presto Planners is constantly adding digital resources as well as helping teachers convert old print materials to digital. The price of admission to this wonderful community is well worth it, and I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

"Presto Planners is by far the best investment I've ever made as a teacher."

Alex

What our current members are saying...

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The resources are top-notch, engaging, and creative.  I work with accelerated learners and the lessons, slideshows, bell-ringers, writing prompts, and project ideas all reflect the higher order thinking that I would create myself if I had the time and technical expertise.  When we switched to online learning in March, I finally had a use and appreciation for all the digital lessons Bonnie has created.  To be honest, when in traditional school, I didn’t fully appreciate the digitized lessons.  By mid-March, I fully understood not only that they were vital to distance learning but also a realization of how they could be effectively used in a face-to-face classroom.  The resource library is incredibly dynamic-Bonnie creates new resources each month and responds to the specific needs of her membership educators.  She offers video support and seeks feedback.  There are so many outstanding resources and so little time to use them all! 

"Being a founding member of the presto Planners Membership was one of the best investments in my teaching and professional development that I have made."

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Tracy

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Last year was my first year teaching 8th grade Academically Gifted ELA students and without Presto Plans I would have been lost. Having the membership allowed me to access high-quality educational resources. I used my membership every week and saved myself a lot of stress in the process. I would recommend Presto Plans for any teacher of English-Language Arts! 

"Presto Plans has been a lifesaver for me."

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Cindy

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I can't say enough about Presto Planners English Teacher Membership! There is a resource for everything that you can imagine. Last year, I joined one of Bonnie's online training sessions. I saw all that she offered, and I was really impressed with the quality of her work. Once I was a member, I realized that I had purchased a few of her resources individually in the past, resources that my students really enjoyed. 

"There is a resource for everything that you can imagine."

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

L. Cheeks

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My favourite thing about my Presto Plans membership is that the library is so extensive. If I’m looking for a lesson or idea, I can usually find a resource that meets my needs in the Presto Plans library. It has saved me hours of online searching!

"It has saved me hours of online searching."

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Brandy Lee

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For my upcoming 17th year of teaching, I can honestly say this is the greatest investment I have ever made for my career.  If you teach Junior High Language Arts, I HIGHLY encourage you to check it out.

"This is the greatest investment I have ever made for my career."

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Lorna

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 It is wonderful to have so many quality resources available which support the standards I am working on with my students. The activities are visually pleasing and engaging. I find myself returning to the library again and again, and I usually find exactly what I need. Thanks for offering these terrific and time-saving resources.

"I am truly thankful for my Presto Plans membership!"

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Laurie

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Yesterday I was feeling overwhelmed about going back to school in a few weeks. The week I return for teacher meetings and prep, I also have to move two kids to college and was just called for jury duty! So this morning, I poured a cup of coffee and finally started previewing the resources. Now I am feeling both calm and energized by these fabulous plans. I found great ideas for my bulletin boards, bell ringers (which I want to institute this year) and unit plans for Holes and The Outsiders (two of my Sept novel studies). I got this!

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Tracy

"I am feeling both calm and energized."

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I stumbled upon your resources on Instagram. I am thrilled that I purchased the membership! I have been struggling to find some fun activities for the first week of school, within minutes I have my week planned, just need to make copies. THANK YOU!

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Cari

"Within minutes, I have my week planned."

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It has been a great experience so far. I love having access to the library especially during these most difficult weeks of education between Thanksgiving and Winter break. I know I will be using it a lot next semester during testing.

Love it! Recommend it highly. Two thumbs up! 👍🏻 👍🏻

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Patricia

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She has created a copious amount of resources that are both teacher and student friendly.  I teach seventh graders ELA and in 23 years of teaching under my belt, students have not liked poetry for a variety of reasons.  Last year, my students were more receptive and engaged during our unit and I believe this was primarily due to the creative activities and resources created by Presto Planners.  One of my students' favorite assignments included the Poetry One-Pager. I highly recommend using this activity to help your students visualize and understand the meanings with the lines of a poem.

"I have used Presto Planners for about a year and simply stated, I love Bonnie's resources and ideas!"

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Robin

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The Presto Planners Membership has been the single thing keeping me afloat during this past year.  At a very reasonable price, it provides hundreds- if not thousands (haven't counted!) of ready-made lessons that the students enjoy and learn while they do so! Need something interesting to introduce a new topic to the kids? Presto Planners! Need an emergency lesson for a substitute? Presto Planners! Need an extra assignment that follows your content but is still fun? Presto Planners! I cannot emphasize just HOW MUCH EASIER planning time was because of Presto Planners. The membership saved me HUNDREDS of hours of planning and creating work. Student engagement was high, admin observations were great, and it was super easy to find what I needed through the Presto Library! And when we turned to virtual teaching because of COVID- Presto Planners was a *lifesaver*. Bonnie was great at turning a lot of her products into virtual-compatible items, and in posting how we could do so ourselves if there was something we wanted to use but she hadn't gotten to yet. This membership more than pays for itself- it's easily worth three times as much as it goes for. Whether you prefer the monthly or the yearly options, either one is the best investment you will ever make. I'm renewing my membership because I can't imagine not having access to this amazing library of lessons. I recommend this membership to any and every secondary English teacher who'd love to save a lot of planning time, have access to new items on an almost weekly basis and likes having their students enjoy working on their assignments. 

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Nancy

This membership more than pays for itself- it's easily worth three times as much as it goes for.

The Presto Planners Membership has been the single thing keeping me afloat during this past year. At a very reasonable price, it provides hundreds- if not thousands (haven't counted!) of ready-made lessons that the students enjoy and learn while they do so! Need something interesting to introduce a new topic to the kids? Presto Planners! I cannot emphasize just HOW MUCH EASIER planning time was because of Presto Planners. The membership saved me HUNDREDS of hours of planning and creating work. Student engagement was high, admin observations were great, and it was super easy to find what I needed through the Presto Library! And when we turned to virtual teaching because of COVID- Presto Planners was a *lifesaver*. Bonnie was great at turning a lot of her products into virtual-compatible items, and in posting how we could do so ourselves if there was something we wanted to use but she hadn't gotten to yet. This membership more than pays for itself- it's easily worth three times as much as it goes for. Whether you prefer the monthly or the yearly options, either one is the best investment you will ever make. I'm renewing my membership because I can't imagine not having access to this amazing library of lessons. I recommend this membership to any and every secondary English teacher who'd love to save a lot of planning time, have access to new items on an almost weekly basis and likes having their students enjoy working on their assignments. 

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Bonnie has made my life more organized and exciting with the membership. Her units are so well thought out, sequenced, educationally sound and exciting. I cannot wait for school to start up again to start using them. I will be able to be a better teacher, long range plans done! Thank you very much. Worth every penny a hundred times over. I feel invigorated instead of overwhelmed because of Presto Plans, and I know kids will love the tasks too. Highly recommend! 

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Sarah

"Worth every penny a hundred times over.."

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I know I am paying for a service; however, I feel I am getting so much for the small amount I have spent. I have saved so much time and stress with having assignments already completed that appeal to students and are rigorous in nature. Thank you for your organization and thoroughness! 

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Melissa

"I have saved so much time and stress."

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I had already bought some of these resources, but to have an entire library and a team of support is too good to pass up! Some the of resources and materials have been instrumental in my classroom. The resources are student relevant and will be such a time saver! I already see so much that I will be using!

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Sonia

"to have an entire library and a team of support is too good to pass up!"

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I stayed up until 3 in the morning the first day just exploring, planning, and getting excited! I feel such a weight off my shoulders knowing that at any time I will be able to easily find resources and prepare for literally anything. I’m very happy to have joined. 

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Angelika

"I feel such a weight off my shoulders."

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The Presto Planners Membership has been wonderful. So many resources that are very detailed and comprehensive. I loved the lessons and my students loved them too. I teach a freshmen OCS English I class and the short stories, poetry unit, and other resources have made my year so much better and easier because everything was there in one place. I would highly recommend the membership to any English teacher.

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Angela

"I would highly recommend the membership to any English Teacher."

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I first joined Presto Planners after having purchased a few of Bonnie’s resources on TPT. I found her resources were exactly what I was looking for for my ESL/ELD high school credit courses.  I won’t lie, when I first considered joining, I thought it was a bit expensive but decided to give it a try and see.  I found the resources to be user friendly. Even in a multi-level/grade class such as mine, there was very little I needed to change. It has saved me so much time and the lessons are engaging. My students have loved all of the activities we used. We start each day with one of her bell ringers and it really helps the students come in, get settled and become ready to learn.  We also use the Classroom Challenge once a week as the students loved picking the “envelope” to open it. When I forgot, they quickly reminded me that it was challenge day. The activities have saved me so much time and stress and the students really respond to them.  During the school lock down for Covid, I still had the majority of my students completing work regularly.  

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Jennifer

"The activities have saveD me so much time and stress, and the students really respond to them."

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I cannot express in words my gratitude for your work and resources that made my teaching life easier and helped my students to practice key English skills. I have used a variety of resources (both printable and digital) to great success. My students especially enjoyed the escape rooms, and I was very thankful for the Hatchet novel study bundle that prepared my students for the Escape Room, which I used as a formative assessment. Your displays were also used in my classroom, and students particularly liked the funny posters about the English Language. 

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Adriana

"I cannot express in words my gratitude for your work and resources that made my teaching life easier."

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Let's start by stating the obvious-- I love my subscription!  I have used many of the activities for my classroom including the unit on Freak the Mighty I even used the Escape Room activity from the unit for my observation with my administrator.  He loved that I let the students do the work to review the skills we had worked on during the novel.  I have also used many of the activities for my RtI classes to add extra attention to skills where those students needed more practice/explanation.  The writing prompts are great to pull out for those "filler" days such as holiday breaks or end of quarter when you don't want to dive into a new concept or just for fun!  You were a life saver for me during remote learning; your video explanation for turning a PDF into a Google slide was terrific.  I think my biggest testimonial for it is this: we were given a requisition budget of $200 this year (a bit of a reduction).  I put down this subscription and told the office I would pay for the rest myself. That's how effective, time-saving, and wide-ranging the activities included are. Thank you so much for all the work you put into your products! 

WHAT OUR CURRENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING...

Cindy

"You were a life saver for me during remote learning"

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✔️ Give you back your free time so that you can spend time outside the classroom enjoying your life instead of thinking about work. 

✔️ Provide you with ready-to-use English language arts resources that are inspiring, rigorous, and fun.  

✔️ Reignite your passion for teaching by supporting you with effective and practical strategies to implement in the classroom.

I’m Bonnie, a curriculum
writer, former ELA
educator, and founder of
The Presto Planners Membership. I'm here to...  


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I’m Bonnie, a curriculum writer, former ELA educator, and founder of The Presto Planners Membership. I'm here to...  


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Purchase orders from schools may be used to pay for a Presto Planners ELA Membership. Request a quote here.

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Discounts available for multiple teachers.

District-wide memberships available.

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WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE RESOURCES

Rebecca F

Beyond amazing resource. This was by far one of the best purchases I have made! Students love it and so do I! Thank you! 

ENGLISH BELL-RINGERS VOLUME 3

Beth H

This may be the best purchase I have made in 20 years of teaching!

BACK TO SCHOOL BUNDLE

Skyler M

My students loved being able to respond to literature in a creative way! These ready-made printables require no prep, but do require higher order thinking skills!

50 ASSIGNMENTS FOR ANY READING

Brandi M

My kids LOVED this! I used it on Halloween. Many students said this was their favorite activity of the semester in their semester reflection. Thank you!

TEAM BUILDING ZOMBIE ESCAPE

Sherri G

I absolutely loved using these with my students. This speaks to them, in their social media language, and helps them learn to infer, predict, and draw conclusions. One of the best things I have ever purchased.

INFERENCE RESOURCE BUNDLE

Nicole A

I love love love these bell ringers! My students get all the skill practice and reminders they need throughout each week. These help me to scaffold lessons and skills daily!

ENGLISH 5-4-3-2-1 

Emily D

This is one of the best products I have ever purchased! It was easy to use, provided a great review, and the students loved it. It was both challenging and fun. I will continue to use this escape room for years to come!

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE ESCAPE ROOM

Cecilia C

This really helps students get another perspective on how to annotate a poem. Often times, students find poetry difficult to understand, but with this resource, they now have structure. 

POETRY ANNOTATION GUIDE

Lynn Ann

These awards are amazing! I used them at the end of the year, just to encourage all my students that I noticed the wonderful qualities they all possessed. They LOVED them!!! The giggles never stopped and they were able to acknowledge the positive traits of their classmates. Thank you so much for making these available!

IDIOM STUDENT AWARDS

You have questions. We have answers!

What grades is the Presto Planners membership suitable for? 

What grades is the Presto Planners membership suitable for? 

The membership is appropriate for middle and early high school English language arts teachers, ideally for grades 6-10.

Can the resources be used for distance learning?

Can the resources be used for distance learning?

The membership has a digital category with lots of Google-compatible, digital resources!  You can browse what we currently have by clicking here.  I have close to 1000 resources, so they haven't all been made digital yet, but I will continue to update existing print resources to digital format throughout the year, and I will also always add digital versions of new resources that are added (when it makes sense to do so).  I also have a video tutorial in the Plan and Learn section of the membership that shows you how to easily convert resources to digital format that I haven't converted yet.  I am dedicated to supporting members with digital resources to if they are teaching from home or using a hybrid model.

Are all of the resources available right away or is it time-released? 

Are all of the resources available right away or is it time-released? 

You get access to everything already inside the membership right away! No waiting for resources to be released to you. Just jump in and start making use of the thousands of pages and slides of English teacher resources! The best part is that your library will continue growing  with new resources and the plan and learn section will continue to grow with teaching strategies, lesson plans, mini-units, and step-by-step instructions for using the resources in the membership!  We also regularly update and improve materials, so as a member you'll always have access to the most current and up-to-date resources.

What if I join and decide that the membership is not right for me? 

What if I join and decide that the membership is not right for me? 

Can I share my login information with other teachers? 

Can I share my login information with other teachers? 

Each teacher who wishes to use the membership will require their own licence.  My goal is to provide a one-stop place for English teachers to have everything they need to implement successful lessons in the classroom.  It is important that members abide by our legal terms of use by not sharing your login information, so we can keep the membership active and affordable for all teachers. 

Will I get access to new materials you make?

Will I get access to new materials you make?

Yes!  My passion is developing and creating new resources for you, so anything new I create will be first uploaded to the membership, often before I add it to my store.  I also love getting suggestions for new materials to make from my Presto Planners community! As long as you are a member, you'll have access to everything new I create.

I already own some of your resources. Should I still join? 

I already own some of your resources. Should I still join? 

Firstly, thank you so much for your support!  With more than 800+ resources in the membership at the moment, I am confident that you will still find incredible value as a member.   Also, the library will keep growing, so anything I make is all yours to use as you are an active member! 

Also, remember that if at some point you decide to cancel your membership, your licensing rights to the member content is revoked, but you will still retain the licensing rights to any of the items you have purchased previously and are permitted to use those in your classroom for as long as you like!  Also, remember that the membership also includes an exclusive teaching community, promotions and offers, and a plan and learn section where I will be sharing teaching ideas, mini-units,  guides for using my resources, and teaching strategies!   

Does the membership site include all of your ELA resources from TpT? 

Does the membership site include all of your ELA resources from TpT? 

Yes!  The membership includes absolutely all of the ELA resources in my store, and as new items are created, those will be added to your library as soon as they are complete.

Do the resources align to a particular curriculum? 

Do the resources align to a particular curriculum? 

The resources in the library address so many ELA concepts and skills, that I can guarantee that many of them will meet your aligned standards. Teachers who purchase items from Presto Plans are from different locations, so I do not specifically align all of my resources to one set of standards, but I am very familiar with widely-used English Language Arts curriculum standards in the United States (Common Core) and Canada and often use them as the foundation for creating my resources, so you can be confident that there are lots of resources included that will align with your ELA curriculum standards.

Do you accept school and district purchase orders? 

Do you accept school and district purchase orders? 

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