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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This editable daily agenda is the perfect way to get your students focused and on task each day. All of the design work has been done, so all you need to do is add text boxes and images to personalize it for your class. The product can be used with
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Graphic Organizers, Activboard Activities
$6.00
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4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Questivities are bite-sized, technology-integrated assignments that give students the opportunity to investigate and create. This Questivity - Endangered Species - is perfect for introducing the topic or extending a lesson. Skills include research,
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$2.25
4 ratings
4.0
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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
This mentor sentences writing style handout is developed and designed for a specific novel and focuses on five examples of the author's style. The novels featured in the writing style sheet series are popular elementary and young adult literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Students will love this interactive novel companion for The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. They will investigate historical events and ideas associated with the novel in a fun and engaging way using a hyperdoc which is a document that contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Webquests
$7.50
4 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
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
If you're teaching kids to write, then you need The Ultimate Word List for Writers! It's the perfect resource to set up student writer notebooks with many of the references they need to be successful. Just copy and handout, and students are ready to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Printables
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
If your students use my freebie English Cheat Sheet, then you've got to have the companion resource, Scavenger Hunts! This product includes two scavenger hunts to go with the English Cheat Sheet freebie. Students use the reference chart to answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Setting goals teaches students to own their learning and behavior, promotes positive self esteem, and forms lifelong habits of success. You can help your students understand the importance of goal setting and teach them the skills they need to
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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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
This back to school teacher starter bundle of resources includes everything you need to begin the new school year! Be prepared for success when you use these activities and resources in your classroom. The bundle includes the popular editable daily
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Classroom Forms
$32.00
1 rating
4.0
Bundle
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
This mentor sentences writing style handout is developed and designed for a specific novel and focuses on five examples of the author's style. The novels featured in the writing style sheet series are popular elementary and young adult literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Vocabulary Choice Boards are a big hit with kids! They love it when you give them choices about the work they do! This product offers 12 different word work or vocabulary skills practice activities that can be used with ANY subject and any word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
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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
Save your sanity this year with a simple, proven classroom discipline management plan for middle school students. The back to school plan is easy to implement and will reduce inappropriate and unwanted student behavior. Everything has been prepared
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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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. The novels featured in the writing style sheet series are popular elementary and young adult literature
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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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
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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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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