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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
1 rating
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This great poetry resource includes ready-to-use no-prep printables for poetry square poems. Poetry Squares is a poetry writing and critical thinking resource in which students create poems using pre-determined words that may not seem related at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Picture Prompts for Writing is a year-long writing prompt program presented in a fun and engaging way using interesting photographs. Each week students practice several critical reading and writing skills including inference, conclusion, observation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$14.00
1 rating
4.0
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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
$3.50
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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
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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
$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
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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
Vocabulary "Create It" activities that your students complete with any word list. Students create text messages, cartoons, poems, and memes for vocabulary terms in a fun, creative way! A great supplement to your vocabulary work.Product includes:5
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Parent communication made easy! Everything you need including how to set up student folders, parent conference forms, communication log, positive postcards templates, class newsletter editable templates, and more. This print-and-go resource includes
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
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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
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 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
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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 grammar/writing hands-on sorting activity encourages students to identify complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons. Students will work through 12 different sentence example cards and sort the cards into the correct column - Sentence,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
The English Cheat Sheet is a grammar, usage, and mechanics quick reference chart for writing that students use during the writing process all year. Upper elementary, middle and high school students will find this easy-to-use cheat sheet a valuable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Printables
FREE
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Letters of the alphabet in both upper and lower case in template form. Some punctuation marks also included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
1 rating
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This freebie is a preposition practice worksheet in a format different than traditional grammar practice exercises. Students write sentences using images to match prepositions. Included:1 - student activity page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This Getting to Know Me back to school activity is a different approach to personal student information card. Students share information on the cards that will help you establish relationships with your students by getting to know them personally at
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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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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