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Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo

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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This digital poetry unit for middle school is an easy way to introduce students to the basics of poetry in a distance learning online format. Students learn the elements of poetry and discover six different types of poems. This resource will turn
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$7.50
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This editable daily agenda slides template 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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.50
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Are you and your students simply "over it" at the end of the year? You need a low-prep activity that will keep your kids engaged and having fun while reviewing ELA skills like revising and editing, parts of speech, figurative language, and Greek and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
12
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
ELA Skills Digital Escape Room is the breakout escape room that will keep your middle school kids grades 6-9 asking for more! Students are engaged while practicing their skills in revising and editing, figurative language, and Greek and Latin roots
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
6
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Trying to figure out how to cover ALL the standards in a short class period? ELA Bell Ringers for middle school is a daily skills print and digital distance learning resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
$39.99
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
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:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
11
Digital Download PDF (5.93 MB)
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Interest surveys are a great way to get to gather information about your students and gain valuable insight you can use to foster and develop relationships. Perfect for back-to-school first week activities! This is SET 1 of the back-to-school
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$6.00
$5.40
6
Bundle
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Internet Activities, Printables
$7.50
7
Digital Download ZIP (3.98 MB)
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Bell Ringers for Language Arts is a daily ELA skills resource that covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of the Common Core ELA and Texas TEKS standards. Students use mentor texts to strengthen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
$6.50
7
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Middle School students grades 5-8 will love this winter and snowman themed digital breakout escape room! It's perfect for those winter months when you need high-engagement ELA activities.Students are engaged in a fun and challenging set of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Winter, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$7.50
4
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This is a Halloween themed digital breakout escape room that will keep your middle school kids grades 5-8 asking for more! Students are engaged in a fun and challenging set of activities as they collect codes to break the lock! Activities include
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$7.50
3
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Are your kids tired of the same STAAR reading test prep? Try a different approach with these STAAR Reading Test Prep Task Cards for 6th and 7th. This resource will put students in charge of developing responses to question stems found on current
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Test Prep, Printables
$3.50
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Digital Blackout Poetry is a set of poem writing activities for middle school in which students remove words and phrases from existing text to create a poem. There are ten sets of slides with editable text placed on a background. The background
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.50
3
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Are you ready to go paperless? This digital writing and journal resource is a collection of 20 photographs with accompanying writing prompts including questions on inference and figurative language that can be used for journaling, morning work, bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Internet Activities
$3.50
11
Digital Download PDF (3.08 MB)
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This digital poetry unit and activities bundle for grades 5-8 will engage your students in learning about the elements of poetry and creating and writing poems of their own. It's an easy way to introduce students to the basics of poetry in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$18.00
$16.20
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Bundle
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Use this daily agenda slides template to get organized and ready for back to school. This resource is perfect for both distance learning and in-person teaching and works in PowerPoint and Google Slides. When used as part of your morning work
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Interactive Whiteboard, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.50
3
Digital Download ZIP (138.72 MB)
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
The English Cheat Sheet is a grammar, usage, and mechanics quick reference chart for writing that students use during the writing process all year. Upper elementary, middle, and high school students will find this easy-to-use cheat sheet a valuable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Study Guides
FREE
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Grab these eight back-to-school activities for middle school in one bundle! Print and digital versions for most all of the included products. No need to search the internet and spend time looking for social-emotional learning activities for the
Subjects:
Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$29.00
$26.10
3
Bundle
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This ELA skills mega resource bundle is for teachers who are looking to save time and take advantage of ready-to-use activities for distance learning and in-person instruction for their middle school language arts classroom. All materials are easily
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Activities
$93.24
$74.59
1
Bundle
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This back-to-school teacher starter bundle of resources for middle school includes everything you need to begin the new school year! Be prepared with these first week of school activities in your classroom. The bundle includes the popular editable
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, PowerPoint Presentations
$46.00
$40.50
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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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