Monday, February 6, 2023

How to Find What You Want When Searching TPT

Have you been having a hard time lately finding the products you need when searching on TPT?  If the answer is yes, I want to give you a couple tips that will hopefully make your search results easier and faster.

Tip #1: Use Quotation Marks

When you type a phrase in the TPT search bar, you may now get a small popup that suggests using quotes.  TPT says this will help fine-tune your search request and generate more accurate results.  Using quotation marks like this was very common back in the 1990s, when search engines were much less refined.  But, like education and fashion, what’s old is new again so go ahead and give it a try!

Tip #1: Use TPT’s Sort By Button

After typing in your keyword phrase in the search bar, use the oblong button underneath, towards the right of your screen, to select the kind of results you want to see.  You can choose to see products based on: relevance, rating, price, or most recently uploaded.  That is, the results will be how TPT categorizes them and they may still not be exactly what you’re looking for.  But using the Sort By button should help.

Tip#3: Use These 2 Tips During the TPT Sale

Besides wanting you to be able to find materials without wasting time, another reason for telling you this now is because TPT is having a sitewide sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7th and 8th, and hopefully these tips will help you during the sale.

Pictures of pink, red & white little candy hearts at top and bottom of image with announcement of TPT's February 2023 sale details in the middle on a white background
Find great deals at The ESL Nexus during TPT's Sale on 2/7-8/23!

As usual, all my resources will be 20% off, even my bundles, which makes them even more cost-effective since they’re already discounted.  Plus, using the promo code FEBSALE23 when checking out will get you an additional 5% off, for a total savings of 25% on all the resources in my store, The ESL Nexus.
Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day are both coming up real soon.  If you’re looking for something fun yet still educational, my word search and crossword puzzle resources about those holidays may be of interest.  Each resource uses 20 vocabulary words specific to that particular holiday.  The word searches have 3 levels and the crossword puzzle has a word bank for students who need more support.  You can find the Valentine's Day puzzles HERE and the Presidents Day puzzles HERE.
You can find all my holiday puzzle resources, as well as some other resources that include word searches and crossword puzzles, by going to my custom category named Puzz-ELL Resources.  Just click HERE to see all the products available.

Happy shopping!