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Making Meaning with Melissa
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Check out my Close Reading Novel Units, the perfect addition to your novel studies.
 
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This "Most Dangerous Game" short story unit offers the following standards-based activities: *"Why do Hunters Kill?" pre-reading article (source...
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This powerpoint teaches students to make inferences while reading, by allowing them to "play detective." Using the clues, students can determine...
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**Updated to fix download error - 10/15/14** Response to Literature Essay Unit - Table of Contents This is the order that I teach the Response ...
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This handout helps to explain the difference between connotation and denotation, offering definitions, examples, guided practice, and critical th...
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This guide provides 10 pre-reading activites, offering an engaging and thoughtful entry into the story "Flowers for Algernon." Contents include:...
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This resource engages students in close reading strategies to examine six excerpts from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Focusing on the idea of...
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This 18-slide powerpoint helps to teach the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game." There are slides containing cultural connections, slides ask...
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Not your standard reading guide, this 2-page document helps students to work through "The Most Dangerous Game" in a higher-level manner. The sta...
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This 10-slide powerpoint teaches students how to integrate quotes and text evidence into their writing, using proper parenthetical citation. Thi...
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This is a 30-slide powerpoint presentation that provides information on the social and historical context of To Kill a Mockingbird. Information ...
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This is a "get up and move" activity that illustrates the need for students to pick a side when it comes to persuasion - no fence sitters allowed...
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This awesome resource teaches middle and high school students how to close read. Scaffolding the process by starting with cartoons and photos, s...
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This PowerPoint explains the difference between the rhetorical devices logos, pathos, and ethos for use in an persuasive unit. Examples of each ...
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This 2-page handout explains how to integrate quotes and citations into a Response-to-Literature essay, using "Flowers for Algernon" for example ...
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This is a 6-page document that helps students to create their own Memoir Project. The project requirements are included, as well as handouts inc...
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This is a 20-question multiple-choice quiz on the novel "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. An answer key is also included. Please leave feedb...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught English Language Arts for fifteen years at both the junior high and high school levels. I love to create engaging lessons for my students. I also have a master's degree in Education Administration.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to create engaging lessons that help my students immerse themselves in the reading and writing process. I think it's important to incorporate choice and fun into my lessons, while still encouraging students to think, question, and learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My biggest honor is being called Mommy; my children are the greatest award I've ever received.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MS - Educational Administration; National University, CA BA - English Literature/Secondary Education; University of Miami, FL

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a proud mom to three amazing boys, who I often wish could have some of the TPT sellers as teachers!