Making Meaning with Melissa

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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
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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
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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
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a classic American Drama, and this resource provides an introductory activity to familiarize students with the setting, history, and allegory; a task card activity to teach characterization; and a drama unit with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1
$23.00
$18.40
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "Scarlet Ibis" digital notebook gets students analyzing conflict, symbolism, and theme, while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Google Slides resource is perfect for distance or hybrid-learning situations and is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.6
$7.00
10
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Use this beautifully illustrated digital notebook to engage students with The Great Gatsby! Interesting questions, prompts, and characterization work will keep your students busy as they're digging into the text. If in class you use Chromebooks,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1
$12.00
13
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "Thank You, M'am" digital notebook gets students analyzing characterization and theme while practicing close reading and summarizing strategies. Completely paperless, this Google Slides resource is perfect for distance or hybrid-learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$7.00
13
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Mouse and the Motorcycle Novel Unit 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Internet Activities
$10.00
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Chocolate Touch Novel Unit 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
10th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Internet Activities
$10.00
34
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Do you teach short stories? With the likelihood of distance or blended learning continuing into the new school year, this Paperless bundle of popular short stories is a perfect way to help your students continue their rigorous lessons, either at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$49.00
$40.00
4
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "The Cask of Amontillado" digital notebook gets students analyzing irony, character, and foreshadowing while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Google Slides resource is perfect for distance or hybrid-learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.6
$7.00
7
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
The Crucible by Arthur Miller provides a meaningful study of this classic play with questions, themes, writing prompts, and more. This digital drama unit allows students to engage in technology, provides built-in differentiation, and motivates
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Novel Study
$10.00
9
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Who doesn't love Opal? Your students will love this paperless novel study of Because of Winn Dixie, as they engage in character study, comprehension, writing, and more, all while using technology! This is ready for you to start tomorrow; just add
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
10th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Internet Activities
$12.00
15
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "Broken Chain" digital notebook gets students analyzing conflict, characterization, and figurative language while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Google Slides resource works great in the classroom and is perfect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$6.00
6
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This "The Necklace" digital notebook gets students analyzing irony, character, and motive, while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Google Slides resource is perfect for distance or hybrid-learning situations and is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.6
$7.00
4
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This Romeo and Juliet digital notebook BUNDLE gets students analyzing character, literary devices, imagery, theme, and more while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Romeo and Juliet Google Slides resource is perfect for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$24.50
$20.00
2
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This student-centered To Kill a Mockingbird digital notebook focuses on the ideas of morality, behavior, justice, and courage. Filled with critical thinking opportunities, students analyze character, point of view, theme, and setting, while
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.6
$12.00
2
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
Teaching The Odyssey? Here's a great way to connect it to the modern world and bring it to life. Paperless Paired Passages designed for Distance Learning or a blended
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.9
$5.00
2
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This Romeo and Juliet digital notebook gets students analyzing character, literary devices, imagery, theme, and more while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Google Slides resource is perfect for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.7
$5.00
1
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By Making Meaning with Melissa
This Romeo and Juliet digital notebook gets students analyzing character, literary devices, imagery, theme, and more while practicing close reading strategies. Completely paperless, this Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Google Slides resource is perfect for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.7
$5.00
1
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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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