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 material) and questions: -Actual text of the article is not included, although a link to the article
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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, students are provided with thorough and engaging models to copy, and then interesting pieces to practice
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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 character traits, thus, making inferences. Information about the importance of making inferences is
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Let’s get Sassy! Students often know the basics of sentence and paragraph writing, but they struggle with sentence variety and sophistication in their writing. Not anymore! This resource uses mentor sentences to teach sentence patterns (without
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Sassy Sentences and Punctuation Power! This resource included all of my mentor sentences resources to improve student writing. Each resource includes a mini-book (plus answer key), plus a powerpoint of stimulus pictures to give students
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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 “courage,” this is a Common-Core based lesson asks students to summarize and annotate, concentrating on
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This handout helps to explain the difference between connotation and denotation, offering definitions, examples, guided practice, and critical thinking.
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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: Multiple Intelligences Survey Multiple Intelligences Graph Multiple Intelligence Name-Tag
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One of my top sellers, thishighly-rated powerpoint presentation provides an overview of how to read informational materials including consumer documents, workplace documents, and functional documents. Specific examples and features of informational
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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 standards-based 12-question guide focuses on Conflict, Literary Devices, and Making Inferences, and
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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 asking students to makes inferences, and slides that deal with conflict, literary devices, and figuarative
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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 key. A great deal for three great products! Check out each of the separate resources here: Flowers for
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This powerpoint gives unfamiliar students an overview of the Holocaust, using graphic pictures and informative captions. A great intro activity to a Holocaust history lesson or novel study. I use it before teaching my Night unit, which you can see
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This 10-slide powerpoint teaches students how to integrate quotes and text evidence into their writing, using proper parenthetical citation. This presentation provides plenty of examples and non-examples to clearly illustrate the
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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 "When passion overrules reason, tragedy often follows," this Common-Core based lesson asks students to
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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 type of appeal are provided, using the controversial topic of school uniforms. You might also be
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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! Using a series of pictures, students must choose their preference and quickly move to that side of
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This powerpoint presentation provides valuable tips and strategies to help students succeed on standardized tests. Generally, because this powerpoint is text heavy, I print it as handouts (2 to a page) and make a class set to take notes on.
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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 about Harper Lee's life, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and Southern race relations, including Jim
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This is a multiple-choice, 20-question quiz on the novel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I use this quiz a reading check over the students' summer reading novel. Answer Key is included.
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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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