Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class

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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
ELA Skills Digital Escape Room is the breakout escape room that will keep your middle school kids grades 6-9 asking for more! Students are engaged while practicing their skills in revising and editing, figurative language, and Greek and Latin roots
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$7.50
Digital Download PDF (7.28 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Interest surveys are a great way to get to gather information about your students in grades 5-8 middle school and gain valuable insight you can use to foster and develop relationships. This is a 6-SET of the popular student surveys back-to-school
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$12.00
$10.80
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Interest surveys are a great way to get to gather information about your students in grades 5-8 middle school and gain valuable insight you can use to foster and develop relationships. This is SET 2 of the popular student surveys back-to-school
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$6.00
$5.40
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Students love this Never Would I Ever activity set up in a simple, quick Google Form and printable survey! It's a fun way to add in social-emotional learning and begin establishing relationships and developing rapport with your students in grades
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (6.68 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Students love this It's All About Me activity set up in a simple, quick Google Form and printable survey! It's a fun way to add in social-emotional learning and begin establishing relationships and developing rapport with your students in grades 5-8
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (4.48 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Students love this If I Ruled the World activity set up in a simple, quick Google Form and printable survey! It's a fun way to add in social-emotional learning and begin establishing relationships and developing rapport with your students in grades
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (6.62 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Are you ready to go paperless? This digital writing and journal resource is a collection of 20 photographs with accompanying writing prompts including questions on inference and figurative language that can be used for journaling, morning work, bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$3.50
2
Digital Download PDF (3.08 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This ELA skills mega resource bundle is for teachers who are looking to save time and take advantage of ready-to-use activities for distance learning and in-person instruction for their middle school language arts classroom. All materials are easily
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$93.24
$74.59
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This digital poetry unit and activities bundle for grades 5-8 will engage your students in learning about the elements of poetry and creating and writing poems of their own. It's an easy way to introduce students to the basics of poetry in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$18.00
$16.20
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Grab this bundle and get everything you need to start back to school with distance learning. These resources cover many of the Common Core and TEKS ELAR standards in digital versions saving you the time and difficulty of creating activities to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$56.49
$48.50
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Use this daily agenda slides template to get organized and ready for back to school. This resource is perfect for both distance learning and in-person teaching and works in PowerPoint and Google Slides. When used as part of your morning work
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Google Apps
$6.50
1
Digital Download ZIP (138.72 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Bell Ringers for Language Arts is a daily ELA skills resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of the Common Core ELA and Texas TEKS standards. Students use mentor texts to strengthen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$19.50
$16.00
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Bell Ringers for Language Arts is a daily ELA skills resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of the Common Core ELA and Texas TEKS standards. Students use mentor texts to strengthen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$6.50
Digital Download ZIP (29.96 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Bell Ringers for Language Arts is a daily ELA skills resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of the Common Core ELA and Texas TEKS standards. Students use mentor texts to strengthen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$19.50
$16.00
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Bell Ringers for Language Arts is a daily ELA skills resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of the Common Core ELA and Texas TEKS standards. Students use mentor texts to strengthen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$19.50
$16.00
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Interest surveys are a great way to get to gather information about your students and gain valuable insight you can use to foster and develop relationships. This is SET 1 of the back-to-school resource and has everything you need in quick and simple
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$6.00
$5.40
4
Bundle
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Students love this Would You Rather activity set up in a simple, quick Google Form and printable survey! It's a fun way to add in social-emotional learning and begin establishing relationships and developing rapport with your students. Use it at the
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (4.53 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Gain insight into your students' thoughts about school and more in this simple, quick Google Form and printable survey! It's the perfect way to add in social-emotional learning and begin establishing relationships and developing rapport with your
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.61 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Learn about your students' interests in different activities and hobbies in this simple, quick Google Form and printable survey! It's the perfect way to add in social-emotional learning and begin establishing relationships and developing rapport
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (8.29 MB)
By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Tile Poetry Freebie is one poem writing Google Slides activity in which students select and move word tiles onto a background to create a poem. This is ONE Freebie activity. Grab the entire resource as a great solution for poetry activities for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
FREE
2
Digital Download PDF (7.70 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified Teacher ~ Thirty years experience in English Language Arts and Gifted education, instructional technology, and academic coaching.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Whole language, Hands-on, collaborative groups, constructivist approach, technology integration

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in French, English Certifications: Generalist 4-8; ESL Secondary 6-12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a TPT Author, Blogger, Academic Coach, Wife, Mom, and adventure seeker. I strive to create quality, ready-to-go resources and materials that will save teachers time while keeping students actively engaged. VIsit my blog for tips, ideas, and a slice of life as a teacher. www.straightouttaclass.com My teaching style has always been about students being actively engaged and taking ownership in the learning process. My class runs on collaborative learning experiences, hands-on workshop writing lessons, technology integrated units, and critical thinking activities to foster independent and higher-level learning.  All of this takes place in a community of learners style classroom established from day one.

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