Melissa Paradis

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Melissa Paradis
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“It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning.” ― Claude Bernard
 
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By Melissa Paradis
In my World Geography class, we begin the year by creating our own Passports. To be dramatic, I bring in my suitcase,give the students background on travel tips and etiquette, show them my passport, and then explain that we will "travel" to many
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
Our district adopted the EngageNY curriculum for both math and ELA starting this past year. The materials are free through the EngageNY website, but the materials only consist of Teacher Instructions. My 7th graders needed something much more
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
My seventh graders have a difficult time understanding a new country just from reading the textbook material, so I created these accompanying Power Point presentations for alternate days. The kids found that by seeing photos from the actual places
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPT (8.50 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
In 8th grade, our students read the play of Anne Frank's diary. Many of the students have heard of the Holocaust, but they have limited and sometimes incorrect information about the event. This part of my unit plan is a Power Point presentation
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
This independent, small group exercise is usually done as a reteach for more advanced learners. (It may be difficult for struggling learners.) This activity is a follow-up to our Point-of-View lesson. For this exercise, I cut up the role-play
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
During our Poetry Unit, students are assigned a common unit called the Song Project. In this project, students choose a (school-appropriate) song to analyze. In their analysis, they must create a two-fold presentation: 1. They must analyze
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Rubrics
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
My seventh graders have a difficult time understanding a new country just from reading the textbook material, so I created these accompanying Power Point presentations for alternate days. The kids found that by seeing photos from the actual places
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPT (5.50 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
My 7th graders are far more successful when they can see and do, rather than just read about. In that spirit, I created these country Power Point presentations. Typically, the students read and research one day, view a Power Point the next, and
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$7.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPT (28.94 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
In my 7th grade class, I introduce a lot more writing to the kids than they have typically seen before. One thing I noticed this year during Writers Workshop is that the kids can be given an Editing Checklist but they don't really know how to
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
W.7.5
$3.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Melissa Paradis
On alternating Fridays, my students debate a topic of their own choosing. (The opposite Friday we complete a Current Events activity). Some topics are local, i.e. Should kids be allowed ipods in our school's lunchroom?, while others are more
Subjects:
Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
4 ratings
3.7
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By Melissa Paradis
Our school is highly diverse, so teaching world geography can be a treat since the kids often bring so much of other cultures with them. This is one of the first assignments I complete with the kids in September. It is a basic questionnaire that
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Projects
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (0.02 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
Here by popular demand….my EngageNY lessons and student work packets as a Bundle!~ The various individual packet details are listed on my site, so I won’t go through listing them again. Included in this bundle are all Lyddie Unit 1 materials,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$30.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
In my 7th grade class, I introduce a lot more writing to the kids than they have typically seen before. One thing I noticed this year during Writers Workshop is that the kids can be given a Revising Checklist, but they don't really know how to
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
W.7.5
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
My seventh graders have a difficult time understanding a new country just from reading the textbook material, so I created these accompanying Power Point presentations for alternate days. The kids found that by seeing photos from the actual places
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PPT (7.60 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
Teaching middle-schoolers how to take responsibility for their work ethic has been one of the more challenging pieces of working with adolescents. They seem to have amnesia at the end of every semester that they ever forgot their homework or
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
With a packed classroom and diverse range of needs, differentiated lessons are the only way to keep up with my middle-schoolers. This lesson is a self-directed lesson on Human-Environment Interaction. In one class, it was used as a review of a
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Melissa Paradis
One of the things that trips up my 8th graders while learning about the Holocaust and reading Anne Frank's story is the vocabulary, much of which is new to them, such as Axis Powers, and Gypsies. This activity has two parts. The first two pages
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Paradis
In 8th grade, our students read the play of Anne Frank's diary. Many of the students have heard of the Holocaust, but they have limited and sometimes incorrect information about the event. This presentation help clarify Anne and the role she plays
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPT (0.30 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
Our district adopted the EngageNY curriculum for both math and ELA starting this year. The materials are free through the EngageNY website, but the materials only consist of Teacher Instructions. My 7th graders needed something much more concrete.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOCX (0.11 MB)
By Melissa Paradis
This resource is designed for reteach or for struggling learners. (It is too easy for 7th grade average learners.) When I teach story elements and Socratic Circle discussions, I often begin with fairy tales since they are often more accessible to
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.01 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fifteen years in teaching, three in elementary and the rest at the middle level. Once I set foot in the middle school classroom, I never looked back.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Laughter - who can learn without having some fun?!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification in ELA

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Public Speaking M.A. in Education

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