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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
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
A Christmas Carol Digital Breakout is the breakout escape room you've been waiting for! Can your students save Tiny Tim by finding the codes to break the lock? This digital breakout is based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, A Christmas Carol. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Instructional Technology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$7.50
7 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
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
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
Bundle
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 rating
4.0
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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
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
$6.50
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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
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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
$3.50
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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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