Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class

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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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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, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Vocabulary categorizing activities that your students complete with any word list. Students categorize terms in four different ways. A great supplement to your vocabulary work.Product includes:5 different categorizing activitiesTOUInformation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Two digital breakout escape activities in one bundle! You'll get both the Back to School and End of Year digital breakouts and be ready for the beginning and end of year in one deal.Back to School Digital Breakout is a digital escape room perfect as
Subjects:
Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
Parent teacher conferences made easy! Everything you need including how to set up student folders, parent conference forms, communication log. This print-and-go resource includes all the forms needed to create a parent communication binder to save
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
Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers for Language Arts MONTHS 1 - 3 is a standards based skills resource that will keep your students engaged, challenged, and thinking critically and creatively during the first ten to 15 minutes of class.Students use mentor
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
Take Ten Daily Bell Ringers for Language Arts MONTHS 4 - 6 is a standards based skills resource that will keep your students engaged, challenged, and thinking critically and creatively during the first ten to 15 minutes of class.Students use mentor
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
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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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
This types of sentences hands-on sorting activity encourages students to identify complete simple, compound, and complex sentences. Students will work through 12 different sentence example cards and sort the cards into the correct column - Simple,
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
This types of sentences hands-on sorting activity encourages students to identify compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences. Students will work through 12 different sentence example cards and sort the cards into the correct column -
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
This grammar bundle focuses on simple, compound, complex, and complex/compound sentences and includes a sorting activity on fragments and run-ons. Two of the sorting resources come with writing prompts for an extension activity with a grading rubric
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
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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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