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By Melissa Arellano
This is a quiz I designed using state testing question stems. It covers a variety of skills, but focuses on a specific skill for each chapter. For instance chapter 1 focuses on figurative language, while another focuses on characterization. Those
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Novel Study
$10.00
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Digital Download ZIP (0.85 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, centers or whole group. It is made for I Can Read Series. It covers:  Writing  Cause and Effect  Sequence  Reading for Details  Summary
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
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Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a quiz I designed using state testing question stems. It covers a variety of skills, but focuses on a specific skill for each chapter. There are fill in the blank, graphic organizer and multiple choice style questions. These quizzes are the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Novel Study
$10.00
10
Digital Download PDF (0.56 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, homework, centers or whole group. It is made for the Journeys reading series, but could also be used with the paperback version of Max's Words. It covers: 
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
42
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a table showing HMH's basal each week with the accompanying story, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. A very handy list so you don't have to carry each TE home with you.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.00
13
Digital Download PDF (0.36 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a one stop shop for all the lessons. You won't have to lug heavy TE home because every thing is located in one easy chart.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Professional Documents
$2.00
23
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a table showing Journeys basal each week with the accompanying story, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. A very handy list so you don't have to carry each TE home with you.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.00
19
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a quiz I designed using state testing question stems. It covers a variety of skills, but focuses on figurative language. The figurative language questions are denoted with an *. There are fill in the blank and multiple choice style
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$1.00
18
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This comprehension test uses the STAAR testing stems to assess the main story for lesson 17 and the sub-story Finding Fossils is Fun.
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Guided Reading Books
$1.25
26
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a table showing Journeys basal each week with the accompanying story, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. A very handy list so you don't have to carry each TE home with you.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.00
20
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
These are state stemmed questions that I made to go with Thanksgiving poems by Jack Prelutsky to help my students master poetry.The Poems are:The First ThanksgivingI Went Hungry on ThanksgivingThe Thanksgiving Day ParadeThe Turkey Shot Out of the
Subjects:
Reading, Thanksgiving, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$2.50
7
Digital Download PDF (0.41 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, centers or whole group. It is made for the Journeys reading series, but could also be used with the paperback version. It covers:  Possessive Nouns  Vocabulary  Phonics /ou/ /ow/  Text
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.00
24
Digital Download PDF (0.17 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, homework, centers or whole group. It is made for the Journeys reading series, but could also be used with the paperback version of book. It covers:  Commas in a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.00
24
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, centers or whole group. It is made for the Journeys reading series, but could also be used with the paperback version. It covers:  Irregular Action Verbs  Vocabulary  Phonics au, aw, al,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
16
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, centers or whole group. It is made for I Can Read Series. It covers:  Writing  Cause and Effect  Sequence  Reading for Details  Summary
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
25
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, centers or whole group. It is made for the Journeys reading series, but could also be used with the paperback version. It covers:   Past Tense Verbs  Vocabulary  Thesaurus
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
21
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, homework, centers or whole group. It is made for the Journeys reading series, but could also be used with the paperback version of Max's Words. It covers:  Subjects and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
29
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is an activity that could be used for Guided Reading, centers or whole group. It covers:  Writing  Cause and Effect  Sequence  Reading for Details  Summary
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.00
15
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a table showing HMH's basal each week with the accompanying story, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. A very handy list so you don't have to carry each TE home with you.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.00
6
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Melissa Arellano
This is a table showing Journeys basal each week with the accompanying story, decoding, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. A very handy list so you don't have to carry each TE home with you.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Outlines, Minilessons
$2.00
12
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught for 13 years. 11 of those were as a 5th grade reading teacher. Now I'm a reading coach for struggling 2nd and 3rd graders.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm very laid back, and enjoy being creative with my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the month at our little elementary.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Clemson University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm married with my own children, ranging in age from 5 - 11.

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