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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions for Halloween or just after. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy's Halloween candy has been stolen. Students read about 4 suspects and use the facts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use for Christmas break, although it could be appropriate before any long holiday. Students are provided with a scenario where a class is missing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
73
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use during Valentine's Day, although it would be appropriate for any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy receives a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
126
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where an animal has stolen the carrot nose from a snowman. Students read about 4 possible animal suspects and use the facts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
58
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use during Easter. Students are provided with a scenario where the Easter Bunny realizes all of his eggs have been stolen. Students read about 4
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Easter, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
73
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use at the beginning of the year, although it would be appropriate for any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy finds
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use for Earth Day, but it would be appropriate any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where someone has left the playground a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
66
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By Melissa Dalton
This bundle includes fourteen different "cases" for students to solve a problem while practicing critical thinking and drawing conclusions in a fun way! In each mystery, students are provided with a scenario and the clues they will need. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$60.00
$50.00
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By Melissa Dalton
This bundle includes four different "cases" for students to solve a problem while practicing critical thinking and drawing conclusions in a fun way! In each mystery, students are provided with a scenario and the clues they will need. Students then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$16.00
$14.00
29
Bundle
By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy's beach ball is left deflated on his towel. Students read about 4 suspects and use the facts provided to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Specialty
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
40
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use during St. Patrick's Day. Students are provided with a scenario where a leprechaun's pot of gold is stolen. They are given 4 suspects and a map
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
46
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By Melissa Dalton
These turkeys are tired of being your main dish, and they aren't going to take it anymore! Students pretend to be turkeys and write a short persuasive essay on why they shouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. Then they create a cute little craft to go
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff
$3.00
64
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By Melissa Dalton
This activity includes 20 cards for making inferences. Teachers lay the cards on desks around the room and have students "scoot" from one card to another as they answer each question. A work mat is included for students to write their answers as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
76
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By Melissa Dalton
Students match three supporting details to the correct main idea pumpkin. If you like this product, you may also like: Main Idea Centers All Year Long Halloween Literacy Centers Pack
Subjects:
Autumn, Halloween, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where someone has stolen the captain's treasure map AND the treasure. Students read about 4 possible suspects and use the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Specialty
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
50
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By Melissa Dalton
These centers are geared toward upper grades for individual or small group practice. Centers included are: Comprehension centers - fact and opinion - cause and effect - main idea - author's purpose - sequencing (using "The Polar Express") Word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
51
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where a school's mascot is stolen right before the big game. Students read about 4 suspects and use the facts provided to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Specialty
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where an animal has gotten into some of the pumpkins at the farm. Students read about 4 possible animal suspects and use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
29
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By Melissa Dalton
This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where children are competing to see who can break the wishbone. Students read about 4 siblings and use the facts provided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
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By Melissa Dalton
This fun pack can be used for a little extra fun at your Christmas party (at school or with staff)! It includes a ballot to complete and 10 fun awards. There is also an extra slide to create your own award. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Staff, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Since 2006, I have worked in four different positions and two schools. Most of my experience has been with upper elementary, although I have run the gamut on abilities from Reading Specialist pulling out struggling students to my current position as a 5th grade Gifted Language Arts teacher. Since I have only worked with Language Arts for the last few years, that is the majority of my store.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would describe myself as a go-with-the-flow kind of teacher. I like to change things up and keep the kids on their toes!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Title 1 Reading Specialist, Presenter at VSRA Conference

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Mercer University, 2006 Master's degree in Literacy and Culture from Longwood University, 2012 Gifted Endorsement from VCU 2018

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Richmond, VA with my husband and our two crazy little boys!

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