Making Meaning with Melissa

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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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Interactive Notebooks, Lesson
CCSS:
L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a, L.11-12.1
$90.00
$72.00
390
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
335
Digital Download ZIP (9.20 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
39
Digital Download ZIP (1.60 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Testing season coming up? Use this Test Taking Tips and Strategies resource to help prepare your students!This Google Slides presentation provides valuable tips and strategies to help students succeed on standardized tests. Because this Slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson
$3.50
47
Digital Download ZIP (0.72 MB)
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! Students will learn
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$7.50
202
Digital Download ZIP (9.63 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
While the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird may not be your student's chosen book, it is a nationwide tradition to read this text in high school. Up your engagement by allowing your students to reenact the infamous trial of Tom Robinson and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$8.50
$7.00
47
Digital Download ZIP (1.40 MB)
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.And now, BY POPULAR DEMAND, I've posted a Completely Paperless digital reader's notebook for
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$8.00
$7.00
121
Bundle
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Newly updated, this Literary Analysis Complete Unit provides EVERYTHING you need to successfully teach students the art of responding to literature via the Literary Analysis Essay. Starting at the very beginning, you'll find lessons explaining what
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9
$16.00
101
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Testing season coming up? First, use my Test Taking resource to help prepare your students! And then, this Test Taking Tips and Strategies Jeopardy to make it fun!This Jeopardy companion offers 32 questions, plus Final Jeopardy all based on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.50
49
Digital Download ZIP (0.92 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Focusing on the idea of “courage,” this is a Common-Core based lesson asks students to summarize and annotate, concentrating on literary devices, and the reading strategies of making inferences and questioning.This resource engages students in close
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$8.00
127
Digital Download ZIP (5.10 MB)
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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$104.00
$83.20
77
Bundle
By Making Meaning with Melissa
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
$4.00
56
Digital Download PPTX (4.42 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Rhetorical Devices, Ethos, Logos, and Pathos, are the bones of any persuasive argument. These task cards, which are perfect for stations or gallery walks, will help your students identify and analyze Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in context.This resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1
$7.00
39
Digital Download PDF (1.85 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This unit provides a great introduction to American Dark Romanticism. It includes an introductory powerpoint with a Cloze notes handout, a powerpoint showing how gothic elements are still present in pop culture, two close reading assignments (The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson, Handouts
$7.00
42
Digital Download ZIP (197.83 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell resource works as a complete unit that gets students analyzing conflict, characterization, foreshadowing, theme, and more while practicing close reading strategies.  Eye-catching visuals and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$8.00
41
Digital Download ZIP (0.73 MB)
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, Handouts
$6.00
63
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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans
$8.00
70
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, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$5.00
170
Digital Download ZIP (2.12 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Engage your students with literature activities that appeal to them, and do it in a DIGITAL FORMAT! This resource is technology-driven for the 21st-century classroom and can be easily shared with your students using Google Classroom, Apps, or other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.7
$5.00
27
Digital Download ZIP (1.48 MB)
By Making Meaning with Melissa
Back to School is one of the busiest times of a teacher's year. Make yours simpler than ever by using this bundle designed to save you time and money! I use all of these resources in my own class. You can look closer in my Back to School Section
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Lesson, Handouts
$28.50
$20.00
40
Bundle
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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. 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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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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