Making Meaning with Melissa
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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 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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One of my top sellers, thishighly-rated powerpoint presentation provides an overview of how to read informational materials including consumer do...
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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 powerpoint gives unfamiliar students an overview of the Holocaust, using graphic pictures and informative captions. A great intro activity ...
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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 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 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 bundle includes my highly-rated "Flowers for Algernon Pre-Reading Guide" plus a vocabulary unit and set of study guide questions with answer...
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This powerpoint presentation provides valuable tips and strategies to help students succeed on standardized tests. Generally, because this power...
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This jeopardy game is a companion to my Test Taking Tips and Strategies powerpoint, also for sale on this site. I allow the students to use the ...
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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 resource engages students in close reading strategies to examine five excerpts from the play Romeo and Juliet. Focusing on the theme of "Wh...
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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. 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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I hope you enjoy browsing my store and finding resources your students will love. It is so much fun to create fun yet challenging activities, and it thrills me that students around the world are using my work. Thank you for making that happen!

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