Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class

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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
Dystopian Literature Digital Breakout is the breakout escape room that will keep your kids engaged while learning about this genre! Students attempt to unlock four codes to save humanity from the droids in a dystopian society. This digital breakout
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
7 ratings
4.0
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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 MONTH 1 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
4 ratings
4.0
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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
Students will love this interactive novel companion for The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. They will investigate historical events and ideas associated with the novel in a fun and engaging way using a hyperdoc which is a document that contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Webquests
$7.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Castillo - Straight Outta Class
UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL RESOURCES! Do you want your students to interact in a meaningful way with their reading? Whether it's their individual reading, class novel, or other selection, this resource gives you everything you need to set up student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$6.50
3 ratings
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$12.00
$10.00
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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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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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