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By Brain Ninjas
Teach your students about the different types of common homonyms with this quick interactive notebook lesson, practice pages, engaging scoot game and easy to use activities for your whole class lesson or in your individual reading groups.This
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Minilessons
$4.25
59
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By Brain Ninjas
Learn the history of Thanksgiving in Canada while exploring main idea, supporting details, important/interesting, and other comprehension reading strategies as well as organizational structure for expository writing. Students will also have the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
98
Digital Download PDF (5.16 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Get your students up in front of the class presenting with these speech on the spot task card style prompts that take barely any prep. This resource has a practical plan to getting your students used to talking in front of their peers and giving
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Oral Communication, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Minilessons
$4.25
36
Digital Download PDF (4.11 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for writing each day all year. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$50.00
$45.00
60
Bundle
By Brain Ninjas
Stop the "how do you spell...?" questions that stop students in their tracks with these quick print and easy to use personal dictionaries. You might choose to use it with specific students who always ask you how to spell something for you, or use it
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Word Walls, Printables
$3.50
36
Digital Download PDF (1.56 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Teach your students about listening to and investigating the viewpoints or points of view of others through this set of activities that focus on whether or not pipelines should be built in Canada. This activity will teach students how to form an
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Environment, Civics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Minilessons
$4.50
32
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
This bundle of literacy skills activities combines information for science and social studies with reading skills. Whether you're teaching in the classroom or using these activities for distance learning, they require very little prep and are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Activities
$160.00
$128.00
7
Bundle
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they only take a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
51
Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Your readers can use this product with any novel any time of year which means once you teach the roles, you can use this project again and again. This activity emphasizes group discussions by keeping the writing tasks short and sweet (like many of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literature Circles, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.8...
$5.50
26
Digital Download PDF (9.50 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
This bundle of literacy skills activities combines information for science and social studies with reading skills. Whether you're teaching in the classroom or using these activities for distance learning, they require very little prep and are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Activities
$160.00
$128.00
4
Bundle
By Brain Ninjas
Explore idioms with your students with this brief lesson plan that is ready to go in just moments. It is perfect for a minilesson during your Language Arts class or if you have English Language Learners in your room. After learning the basics of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$4.75
29
Digital Download PDF (1.87 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Stop the "how do you spell...?" questions that stop students in their tracks with these quick print and easy to use personal dictionaries. You might choose to use it with specific students who always ask you how to spell something for you, or use it
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Word Walls, Printables
$3.50
20
Digital Download PDF (1.26 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for expository writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
15
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they only take a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for persuasive, narrative or expository writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$45.00
$36.00
14
Bundle
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they only take a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$5.00
22
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
We were looking for a fun theme to use all year and it turns out world records were so much fun for our students. Our students needed practice learning the difference between facts and opinions so we created this activity around facts of world
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Back to School, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
22
Digital Download PDF (5.35 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they only take a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$5.00
16
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Help your students build writing stamina and fluency by giving them a variety of choices for writing each day. These no prep prompts come in a variety of formats so you can use them any way you want. And no matter how you use them, they only take a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
16
Digital Download PDF (1.26 MB)
By Brain Ninjas
Teach your students about exclamatory, interrogative, declarative and imperative statements with this quick lesson and engaging set of task cards that features a Hallowe'en theme. This lesson requires very little prep, but students love it.This
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Halloween, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
12
Digital Download PDF (5.42 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We are two teachers with over thirty-five years of combined teaching including teaching multiple groups and grades of students. We teach in an inclusive model, meaning students with varying needs are included in our "regular" classroom. We have spent the majority of these years teaching combined grade levels or working with multiple groups of children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We focus on providing students critical and creative thinking lessons and encourage students to express their learning in a variety of ways. Project based learning happens regularly in our classroom along with whole group, small group and individual instruction so that all the needs of our students are met-regardless of their learning needs. We regularly take on student teachers as we believe passing along what we've learned is important.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Our classroom has been a demonstration classroom where teachers from all over the US, Canada, UK and South America have visited to learn about our inclusive teaching model. We have regularly presented at universities and professional development sessions to in-service teachers regarding technology, teaching strategies and project based learning assessment models. Our students and their parents regularly contact us years after they've left our classroom to let us know how they're doing.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University Training: combined we have 12 years of university education including B.A., B.Ed and M.Ed. Other random skills include Orff Music Specialist Level 2, Google Certified Level 2 Educators and we have training in math, reading and writing intervention for upper elementary students. One of the ninjas can play seven musical instruments and one of the ninjas speaks three languages fluently.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

We spend the majority of our time teaching and preparing to teach, but when we take a break we enjoy nature, photography and spending time with family and friends. Both ninjas love to travel, but they have only been able to travel together once. There was more travelling planned but then a pandemic happened. We share all our teaching adventures on our website brainninjas.ca Our ninjas on our logo are from NinjaWoman Clip Art Studio. Be sure to visit her store for great clip art!

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