Melissa Richardson

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Melissa Richardson
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"If you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will forever live its life believing it was stupid."
 
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By Melissa Richardson
The objective of this lesson is for students to be introduced (if necessary) or be reminded of the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and/or gain more information about different important historical and modern leading figures for black history
Subjects:
Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
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This unit focuses on the inhumane treatment of animals in captivity. The unit uses three sources; a Newsela nonfiction article, the 'Blackfish" documentary and a CNN article in response to the video. After collecting appropriate information about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans
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By Melissa Richardson
Here is a "Lord of the Flies" final exam that captures the character development, comprehension questions, symbolism and short answer thematic questions throughout the novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
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By Melissa Richardson
This unit covers the Content Standards for Mesoamerican civilizations. It goes through vocabulary, notes, activities, quizzes and final exams throughout 4-5 weeks.
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans
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By Melissa Richardson
A graphic organizer for use with the short story by Gary Soto called "Seventh Grade". Students can use to connect with the text, pull out evidence and analyze theme in the story. A perfect activity for the first week of school, first impressions and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.2
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By Melissa Richardson
This document is a graphic organizer in the form of a top hat that helps students compare the movie to the novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
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By Melissa Richardson
These lesson plans are supplemental activities to get the students engaged and interested in the novel. The activities are meant to be combined with the journal entries and symbolism lessons.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
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By Melissa Richardson
This is a pre-reading activity that students can use to answer questions that relate to their own lives in the world today.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for the last 4 years in San Francisco Unified School District. I have taught Middle School students from 6th grade to 8th and all types of students, levels, demographics and subjects including english, english language arts, medieval history, ancient history and humanities.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a hands on teacher that loves to incorporate projects, groupwork, and a lot of scaffolding and differentiation. I am an expert with a graphic organizer and have an eye for writing and reading scaffolds.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a bachelors degree in English and a credential as a single subject english teacher, a credential in Social Studies and a masters in the art of teaching from the University of San Francisco.

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