Melinda Bullard

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Melinda Bullard
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"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." ~Lily Tomlin
 
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This a not only a comprehensive lesson using the classic tale "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, but it is also a whole lot of fun for middle school students! What you get in the student guide: 1) Background information 2) Anticipation guide 3)
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This is an guided lesson in short story analysis for "Thank You, Ma'am"" by Langston Hughes. This unit is aligned with Common Core standards with text based questions, comparison of themes among different texts, and close reading practice focused on
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"Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen is a gorgeous example of writing using figurative language. This mini-lesson reviews simile, personification, hyperbole, metaphor, and imagery using highlighted portions of the text. It would be a great lesson to use when
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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**note...This product is a component of the full unit including the 97 slide digital presentation for $6.00 (a great value). You can find it at my TPT store. If you are looking for resources to meet the nonfiction requirements of Common Core for
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This Common Core aligned lesson uses the text The Polar Express to engage students in thinking critically about figurative language (personification, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and alliteration), symbol, and theme. Students also compare two
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This is an guided lesson in short story analysis for "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara. This unit is aligned with Common Core standards with text based questions, comparison of themes between two different texts, and argument writing practice.
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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If you are looking for resources that teach lessons in analysis and citing evidence, then this resource is for you. It is a detailed lesson in "close reading" and annotating the poem "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes. Here's what you'll get: 1) A
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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If you are working to incorporate more Common Core aligned curriculum into your instruction, you understand the importance of teaching students how to cite evidence to support their thinking. This 21 slide Powerpoint presentation guides students
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**note...This product is a component of the full unit including the 97 slide digital presentation for $6.00 (a great value). You can find it at my TPT store. If you teach middle school and are looking for a great informational text to help you meet
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Start the year out strong with this collection of mini-lessons that introduce students to the first Reading Common Core Standard focusing on citing evidence. Here's what you'll get: 1. A link to a full Prezi presentation (77 "clicks") with embedded
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Another wonderful Ray Bradbury short story comes to life with this digital companion presentation! I have found by using this presentation along with careful reading of the text, my students' level of analysis and understanding of complex themes
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This engaging, Common Core aligned presentation will guide your instruction through the process of writing a concise summary paragraph. Using video clips including Pixar's "One Man Band" and the entertaining "Harry Potter in 99 Seconds," students
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3.8
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Update your old literary elements presentations with this highly engaging Slide Rocket. Middle School students enjoy reviewing basic terminology including setting, mood, dynamic character, conflict, plot, and theme by analyzing film clips like Men
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This one day lesson uses Walt Whitman's "O Captain! M Captain" to guide your students through a "close reading" of the poem. Close reading is a skill embedded in the new Common Core standards. Here's what you will get: 1) A student guide: includes
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This digital mini-lesson using the new presentation software Slide Rocket is an engaging way to teach the six common types of context clues (definition, example, description, clarification, parenthetical, comparison, and elaboration) using Lewis
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If you teach Holes, you need this resource! This is an engaging and interactive 78 slide presentation using Slide Rocket (like Powerpoint but so much better). This presentation guides instruction through all 50 chapters of the novel Holes, by Louis
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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3.8
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This is my version of a "performance task," which is basically a culminating assessment at the conclusion of a unit of study. My state has adopted Common Core Standards and will be using Smarter Balanced for assessment. One portion of the assessment
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If you are in need of a resource to help demonstrate the basic concepts of nonfiction text structures in an engaging format, then this resource is for you! It is a collection of videos perfect for discussion starters about each structure:
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This lesson is designed for one full day, but could easily be extended into a much longer study of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech." What will you get? 1) A student guide that follows along with the interactive Slide Rocket
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3.9
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This huge 132 slide Powerpoint presentation covers all eight parts of speech and related lessons. For example, pronoun antecedent agreement, good vs. well, and subject verb agreement just to name a few. All terms are presented in a clear and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have happily taught middle school for 18 years. My experiences teaching 6th and 8th graders have taught me how important relevant, engaging, and challenging instruction and curriculum must be for his age group. Often times, 6th grade curriculum is overlooked as it sits right in the middle of elementary and high school curriculum. One of my goals is to create quality resources I believe are needed for this particular grade level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style? Well, I am always changing. I hardly ever use the same lesson plans from year to year. I usually tweak and develop them to meet the needs of my students. With the new technologies available, I am able to take solid curriculum and add a new level of relevancy and engagement for the students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a proud to be a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am always learning - mostly from my own students!

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