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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
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. 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
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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
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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
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
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, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.50
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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
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
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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
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
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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
not yet rated
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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
1 rating
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:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Printables
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Build a classroom community of succesful learners with this back to school social emotional learning resource. It's a great way to start off the school year during that first week back. Students work together to understand the character traits of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Are you tired of spending a lot of money and time on student rewards? These no-prep passes are an inexpensive and effective way to reward students. Just print, cut out, and go! You'll get eight different types of rewards including a rewards list
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$2.00
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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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