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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Mentor Sentences are perfect for teaching grammar and writing, providing visually appealing activities, and offering the consistency that students crave. Who doesn't want an easy way to improve student writing? One that will last all year? **This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a, L.11-12.1
$84.00
$67.20
388
Bundle
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Close Reading This awesome resource teaches middle and high school students how to close read. Scaffolding the process by starting with cartoons and photos, students are provided with thorough and engaging models to copy, and then interesting
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.00
326
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This bundle includes my highly-rated "Flowers for Algernon Pre-Reading Guide" plus a vocabulary unit and set of study guide questions with answer key. A great deal for three great products! Check out each of the separate resources here: Flowers for
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
$8.00
$7.00
112
Bundle
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Are your students stuck writing the same boring sentences? Want them to improve their writing using technology? Try these digital mentor sentences! Using engaging examples of fantastic writing, these Mentor Sentences are the best way to teach
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$91.00
$72.80
76
Bundle
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Mentor Sentences are a game-changer! Students often know the basics of sentence and paragraph writing, but they struggle with sentence variety and sophistication in their writing. Not anymore with this Mentor Sentence resource! This resource uses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$7.00
197
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Mentor Sentences - Commas Time for Punctuation Power! Students often know the basics of sentence and paragraph writing, but they struggle with common punctuation rules which add sophistication to their writing. Not anymore! This resource uses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Handouts, Minilessons
$7.00
71
Digital Download ZIP (9.01 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This guide provides 10 pre-reading activites, offering an engaging and thoughtful entry into the story "Flowers for Algernon." Contents include: Multiple Intelligences Survey Multiple Intelligences Graph Multiple Intelligence Name-Tag
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$4.00
88
Digital Download PDF (1.52 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This Close Reading Unit, focusing on the short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, is perfect to use for a Halloween lesson. Included you will find: -Close reading directions -Full text of “The Tell-Tale Heart” -After reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Minilessons
$4.00
91
Digital Download PDF (1.13 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "Most Dangerous Game" digital notebook gets students analyzing conflict, characterization, and figurative language while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Google Slides resource is perfect for distance or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$8.00
36
Digital Download ZIP (0.73 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Thorough and challenging, this essay unit provides everything you need to teach the Literary Analysis Essay. Filled with great ideas and strong examples, this unit will be a lifesaver, providing your students with all they need and saving you e
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Minilessons
$15.00
$12.00
98
Digital Download ZIP (36.89 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Writing prompts guaranteed to engage your middle and high school students! In my own English classes, I like to begin class with students responding to journal prompts twice a week, “Music Monday” and “Thoughtful Thursday” This resource provides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, PowerPoint Presentations
$9.00
$8.00
32
Bundle
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Take advantage of your independent reading time, or give students a chance to be creative with your current novel, with an engaging literary multi-genre project. Able to be used with any novel, this project puts learning in the students’ hands,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$6.00
58
Digital Download ZIP (1.69 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This resource engages students in close reading strategies to examine five excerpts from the play Romeo and Juliet. Focusing on the theme of "When passion overrules reason, tragedy often follows," this Common-Core based lesson asks students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study
$8.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (1.28 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Tired of assigning stale study-guide questions? Mix it up with NOVEL NOTES, engaging and visually appealing student-directed graphic organizers that work for any fiction text. A paperless download is also included!When I’m reading a novel with my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$5.00
165
Digital Download PDF (1.92 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Teaching The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne? And, trying to do it with Distance Learning? Or how about using the hybrid model? This unit has exactly what you need to present the material digitally to students in a visually appealing format
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Novel Study
$9.00
28
Digital Download ZIP (1.78 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This powerpoint teaches students to make inferences while reading, by allowing them to "play detective." Using the clues, students can determine character traits, thus, making inferences. Information about the importance of making inferences is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
78
Digital Download PPTX (2.96 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Are you teaching Catcher in the Rye, but struggling to make it relevant? Teach it through a Mental Health Lens and help the students to connect to Holden. In my own class, I was finding that my students were having a hard time connecting to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$7.00
32
Digital Download ZIP (1.60 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
I created this mini-unit when my principal asked me to attend a 4-day training on only the third week of school. Because we had not yet gotten far into the curriculum, I didn’t want to rely on a substitute to teach a new skill. I wanted something
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Movie Guides, Handouts
$7.00
46
Digital Download PDF (4.66 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
The Tiger Rising is an AMAZING book that delves into complicated characters. With this engaging PAPERLESS novel study, your students will focus on Rob and Sistine through character study, comprehension questions, vocabulary, and writing. This unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Internet Activities
$12.00
34
Digital Download ZIP (1.78 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Students look deeper into a text than ever before with these standards-based Romeo and Juliet annotations, critically thinking about what the text means. This packet contains 6 Return-to the-Text annotations that force students back into excerpts
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Novel Study
$7.00
74
Digital Download ZIP (0.36 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught English Language Arts for twenty 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. I am a proud mom to three amazing boys, who I often wish could have some of the TPT sellers as teachers! safe_image.php?d=AQBpCuCg0DjG0dJY&w=484&

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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