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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
December Winter and Christmas ELA, Vocabulary and Critical Thinking Puzzle Activities - A mini collection of Winter and Christmas themed literacy products. Includes six different printable resources for students that promote vocabulary development,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
End of Year Escape Summer School Digital Breakout is the breakout that will keep your kids engaged and having fun while reviewing ELA skills! Students attempt to unlock five codes to escape a fate of summer school. *REQUIRED FOR USE: Your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
January New Year's ELA Activities - A collection of English Language Arts and literacy resources that include seven no-prep printable resources for students that promote vocabulary development, writing skills, critical and lateral thinking,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
2 ratings
3.5
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Students will love writing a parody of "Twas the Night Before Christmas using characters and events from Dickens' A Christmas Carol! This engaging activity will get your students writing and promotes higher-level thinking. The activity begins with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$2.25
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Four great back-to-school resources in one bundle! Plus three bonus group jobs and behavior posters included.Community of Success is a must have for addressing the social emotional learning needs at the beginning of the year. Students work together
Subjects:
Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$9.50
$8.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Valentine's Day resource that includes practice identifying complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons, reviewing metaphors, and writing a fun, candy-themed descriptive paragraph. This is a perfect set of resources you can use all week as well as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Rubrics
$4.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Internet Activity - The 2019 Famous Faces Series includes Martin Luther King Jr for Black History Month and is a great way for students to learn about important and influential people in black history. An effort has been made to include contemporary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$4.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
All About Me Back to School is a social emotional learning resource that is a completely different approach to starting off the school year. This isn't your color the page and write down your favorites worksheet to keep students busy during the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
$3.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Back to School Digital Breakout is a digital escape room perfect as an introduction to your classroom at the beginning of the school year. Kids are engaged and having fun while learning about SMART goals and study skills. Students attempt to unlock
Subjects:
Study Skills, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$7.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
March Activities - A mini bundle of English Language Arts and skills and literacy activities. Includes six different no-prep printable student resources including sentence combining, parts of speech review, figurative language, Limericks, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
End the school year with this fun school memories foldable activity. The foldable measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. It is a no-prep resource and can be completed in one, 45-minute class period. Students write about their favorites, reflect on things like
Subjects:
Other (ELA), For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.25
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
February Activities for Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, and Chinese New Year - A collection of February-themed English Language Arts and literacy products. Includes seven different no-prep printable resources for students that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
May Activities - A mini bundle of English Language Arts skills and literacy activities. Includes five different no-prep printable student resources including pronouns, dictionary skills, Greek and Latin Roots vocabulary, reading comprehension,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
An end of year writing activity puts the power of persuasion into your student's hands. A great activity for the end of the year. Students will write a review for an online game of their choice from a list of commonly approved school game sites. A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Games
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Halloween and Fall ELA Activities - A mini bundle of English Language Arts skills and literacy activities. Includes poetry, vocabulary, writing, and parts of speech. These are ready to print and use! How easy is that? Comes with teacher and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
August Activities - A group of English Language Arts skills and literacy activities. Includes five different no-prep printable student resources including End punctuation, Commonly Confused Words, WritingFigurative Language, and Back to School Word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Use these February themed language arts activities throughout the month to engage your students while practicing standards-based skills. This bundle offers ready-to-use activities and printables for February that promote higher level thinking,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$12.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Get the new year off to a great start with this free, no-prep printable that will get kids thinking! Students reflect, set goals, and choose a focus word for the new year in this simple resource. Can be used as a warm-up activity, writing prompts,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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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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