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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
A Christmas Carol Digital Breakout is the breakout escape room you've been waiting for! Can your students save Tiny Tim by finding the codes to break the lock? This digital breakout is based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, A Christmas Carol. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Instructional Technology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$7.50
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4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Dystopian Literature Digital Breakout is the breakout escape room that will keep your kids engaged while learning about this genre! Students attempt to unlock four codes to save humanity from the droids in a dystopian society. This digital breakout
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is MONTH 1 of the standards-based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure how you'll get to all the standards your need kids to master in the time you have with them? You can with this bell ringer resource for middle school Language Arts. It's a standards-based skills resource that provides the daily practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$36.00
4 ratings
3.5
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL RESOURCES! Do you want your students to interact in a meaningful way with their reading? Whether it's their individual reading, class novel, or other selection, this resource gives you everything you need to set up student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$6.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is one month of the standards based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
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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
Reading Response Task Cards are the perfect way to get your students interacting in a meaningful way with both fiction and nonfiction text. The resources comes with both sets of task cards and individual response answer sheets. Whether it's their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Vocabulary Word Connect is an interactive class activity used before, during, or after class reading. Word Connect is basically a mystery word game or activity. This word work vocabulary and reading activity can be used with any reading selection.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is one month of the standards-based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This mentor sentences writing style handout is developed and designed for a specific novel and focuses on five examples of the author's style. Students model grammar and sentence structure. The novels featured in the writing style sheet series are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is one month of the standards-based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Four-in-one bundle of mentor sentences activities for popular middle grades novels including:HatchetThe True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleThe Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963WonderThis mentor sentences bundle is developed and designed for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This science, reading, and writing questivity on urban forest animals is perfect for your upper elementary - 6th grade classes and Earth Day! Students will learn about urban forests and the animals who live there, choose and research an urban
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Earth Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Printables
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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
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is one month of the standards-based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
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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
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is one month of the standards-based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Not sure if Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers is the right fit for you? Try the resource on a month-by-month basis and find out. This is one month of the standards-based skills Take Ten Bell Ringers growing bundle. Each month includes three weeks of bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Use this resource when teaching character analysis using text evidence. Students complete the analysis by identifying the trait and providing text evidence and page number to support their choice. To conclude the activity, students will create a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
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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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