Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class

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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
End of Year Escape Summer School Digital Breakout is the breakout that will keep your kids engaged and having fun while reviewing ELA skills! Students attempt to unlock five codes to escape a fate of summer school. *REQUIRED FOR USE: Your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
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
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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
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
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
4.0
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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
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
$3.50
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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
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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 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
$3.50
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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
$3.50
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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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