Melissa Dalton

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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
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By Melissa Dalton
This pack includes brain teasers ranging from easy to hard. Students have to read the clues and draw conclusions to fill out the chart and match people with different items. Great for critical thinking!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
77
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
73
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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 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
68
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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
66
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By Melissa Dalton
Need some end-of-the year awards? Check out my version of the candy awards. I now have 35 options, so there are "mounds" of awards to choose from! ***JUST ADDED*** Now these are in a PowerPoint document so you can add a simple text box and type in
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other
$2.50
63
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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
77
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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
61
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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
63
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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
50
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By Melissa Dalton
This packet corresponds with one of Roald Dahl's well-loved books, "Fantastic Mr. Fox". For the first chapter, students complete an informational sheet on one of the three farmers. The next chapters are split into 5 sections for students to answer
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.00
36
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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
51
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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
41
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By Melissa Dalton
Students learn about Sarah Hale and how she saved Thanksgiving. Then they write a persuasive letter of their own to try and make a difference in the world. This packet includes: - Character word splash - Sequencing activity (could research dates to
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
35
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By Melissa Dalton
Students struggle with conversions and choosing the best measurement tool, so I created this packet! Included are: - measurement sort (length in metric and customary, capacity, weight, and time) - conversion review sheet and answer key - "I Have,
Subjects:
Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Games, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
30
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By Melissa Dalton
"Please don't carve me!" In this crafitivity, students pretend they are pumpkins and try to persuade the farmer they would not make a good Jack-O-Lantern. Comes with eyes and mouths for students to choose from to create the most fitting pumpkin
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
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 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, Specialty, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
36
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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, Specialty, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
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By Melissa Dalton
This packet breaks the story into 4 sections with sheets to complete as students read. Questions vary. Some are reflective, others require pictures, and many others come more from the text. I hope you enjoy this unit!
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.00
27
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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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