MissMel

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By MissMel
When teaching students how to write summaries I use a "Name It, Verb It, Big Picture" chart. This chart assists the students in writing strong topic sentences, identifying a main idea, and choosing details or events from stories to help them create
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
10 questions to test student's understandings of a picture book version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." I used Brett Helquist's 2009 version and my students loved it! Questions are multiple choice as well as short answer and cover
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By MissMel
This math and social studies integrated lesson teaches students about Native Americans and their currency. Students compare their currency to ours today, examine pictures of things that were important to the Native Americans, and calculate what
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Native Americans
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
A blank chart listing the animal, plant, protist, fungi, and bacteria kingdoms with places to fill in information about their food source, movements, and cell traits. I also included a chart with suggested information. Below this chart are
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
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4.0
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A PowerPoint presentation for a class of students in grades 3-4. Discusses the basics of HIV and AIDS. Promotes discussion about how the body fights disease and about HIV and AIDS. Makes terms simple: antibody=superhero pathogen=villain/bad
Subjects:
Health
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$1.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
Letter Sounds Sight Words A the N to M can P from T in C get S on Fluency triangles to read
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Early Intervention
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, For Parents
$1.50
4 ratings
3.5
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An Excel calculator that allows you to input a few pieces of information about recent progress monitoring CBM probes and then automatically calculates the gap, rate of improvement, necessary weekly improvement to catch up, the number of weeks it
Subjects:
Special Education, Early Intervention
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Assessment, Excel Spreadsheets
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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A lesson on when to estimate and when to find an exact answer. Includes a PowerPoint and a differentiated worksheet. The PowerPoint walks through multiple problems, allowing the teacher to do an I do, we do, you do with the students. Includes a
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Minilessons
$1.75
9 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
A fun review game to play as students are getting antsy due to the impending break! Covers characters, events, setting, spirits, and quotes. Made for 3rd-5th grade, but can be edited to fit other grades as well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
An animated PowerPoint that reviews the book Nate the Great by Marjorie W. Sharmat. The categories include Nate, Characters, Setting, Plot, and Colors. It also includes a Final Jeopardy question.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
The four seasons is an age appropriate concept that will allow students who have already begun their dance training and have begun to be introduced to the LMA (Laban Movement Analysis) vocabulary to continue their exploration in the dance world. It
Subjects:
Short Stories, Poetry, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
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A PowerPoint presentation for a class of students in grades 1-3. Promotes discussion about how people act when they are sick, how germs spread, and how to protect yourself from viruses. Includes an activity that demonstrates how viruses may
Subjects:
Health
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By MissMel
A review game on drugs, alcohol, and addiction for 9th grade health.
Subjects:
Health
Grades:
9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$1.99
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By MissMel
This is a unit plan complete with lesson plans and resources for an author study on Maya Angelou through movement. It aligns with the NYC Dance Blueprint, but can be modified. I created this when I was working with students with emotional
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Dance
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$2.99
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By MissMel
This science newsletter to parents explains an upcoming science fair, including the scientific method and possible experiments students may conduct and present. Can be adapted for your needs!
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, For Parents
$1.00
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By MissMel
This file contains 3 activities students can do if they complete their work early. When I used these activities I laminated these signs and posted them in my room as a reminder of what students could do when they finished their work. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Posters, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By MissMel
A few quick activities with fall words! Includes ABC order, fill in the blanks (MAZE style), circling pictures of fall items, and identifying the first letter in fall words.
Subjects:
Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$1.00
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By MissMel
A matching activity and KWL chart to use to assess what students already know about the age of exploration and what they want to learn!
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By MissMel
A reading log separated into Dickens's 5 staves. I recommend Brett Helquist's 2009 picture book of "A Christmas Carol." Reading log is differentiated to allow some students to draw and write, and some students to just write.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables
$1.75
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By MissMel
A trifold brochure template to create a brochure for a class museum project. This uses the age of exploration, but you can adapt to it suit your needs!
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I got my start in education through the New York City Teaching Fellows. I taught 5 years in the Bronx at a school for students with emotional disturbance. My students were in grades 3, 4, and 5 with varying ability levels. I am now teaching K-8 inclusion students in Colorado. I have experience teaching literacy (from pre-primer to about a 5th grade level), math (pre-primer - 5th), science, and social studies--particularly NY geography and history. I also have taken many classes towards dance education in public schools that utilized NYC's Dance Blueprint.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is whatever my students need!!! As a special education teacher I must adjust what I'm doing to what works. One hour I may be using graphic organizers and sentence frames to support ELL students. The next hour I may be hopping around on the floor, counting with kindergarten students. The next I may be engaged in a deep discussion about a controversial article with sixth graders!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have my bachelor's in Psychobiology, my masters in Urban Education, and a lot of credits in dance education. I am currently taking classes towards being ELL certified.

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