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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$7.50
$6.00
25
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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, Grammar, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$7.50
$6.00
14
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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
$6.00
12
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Are you and your students simply "over it" at the end of the year? This digital escape room is 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$7.50
$6.00
17
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
$2.80
26
Digital Download PDF (5.88 MB)
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
These ELA bell ringers for middle school ELA Bell Ringers provide daily skills in print and digital format and are perfect for back to school. The resource covers standards-based skills and provides the daily practice your students need for many of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Google Apps
$39.99
$31.99
14
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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
$6.00
13
Digital Download PDF (5.93 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
79
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Get organized for back to school with this bundle of Daily Agenda Slides templates that work in both Google Slides and PowerPoint! This resource is perfect for distance learning and in-person teaching and will help your students follow the lesson
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, The New Year
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Classroom Forms, PowerPoint Presentations
$13.00 $10.40
$8.32
4
Bundle
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Get organized with these slides daily agenda templates designed to help you clearly communicate learning goals and simplify classroom procedures. This editable daily agenda slides template is the perfect way to get your students focused and on task
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.50
$5.20
24
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
This Back to School Bundle includes resources that are exactly what you need to engage students from the first day of school! Grab these eight back-to-school activities for middle school in one bundle!Print and digital versions for most all of the
Subjects:
Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$27.00 $22.50
$18.00
5
Bundle
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
$12.96
4
Bundle
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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$7.50
$6.00
10
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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:
Google Apps, Centers, Internet Activities
$3.50
$2.80
15
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto is the perfect short story for your 7th graders for back to school! This unit is packed full of ELA activities that include reading, writing, and grammar giving you tons of options for integrating and covering learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
$7.00
$5.60
2
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By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Grammar scavenger hunts are perfect as an after holiday break activity. These are online distance learning and Google Classroom ready! If your students use my freebie English Cheat Sheet, then you've got to have the companion resource, Digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$3.00
$2.40
9
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
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
$45.50 $36.40
$29.12
5
Bundle
By Straight Outta Class - - Melissa Castillo
Give students the writer's tools they need in this digital notebook reference resource for grades 6-9 middle school. The writer's digital notebook is a writing guide for students with rules, definitions, and examples of grammar, usage, mechanics,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$7.00
$5.60
5
Digital Download PDF (4.08 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
$4.32
10
Bundle
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, Printables
$3.50
$2.80
13
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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.Ā  All of this takes place in a community of learners style classroom established from day one.

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