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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this detailed, CCSS-aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience that taught them a lesson. In their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Handouts
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.6, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.6, W.6.10, W.7.3, W.7.3a, W.7.3b...
$9.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Daily Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to dozens of new vocabulary words, and a brand-new way of learning them: with doodles!When students are exposed to new words, they become strong readers and writers. This resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.3, L.3.4, L.3.4d, L.3.5b, L.3.6, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.4.4c, L.4.6, L.5.1...
$18.99
$16.99
885
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Daily Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to dozens of new vocabulary words, and a brand-new way of learning them: with doodles!When students are exposed to new words, they become strong readers and writers. This resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.4b, L.6.4c, L.6.4d, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.6.5b, L.6.5c, L.6.6...
$18.99
$16.99
686
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Get your students writing by tapping into their natural inclination to share about their lives. This extremely detailed and engaging Memoir Writing Unit first immerses students in the memoir genre. Then, using their understanding of the mentor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1...
$9.99
766
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By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re on the hunt for daily warm-ups that work, then you’re going to love this bundle of 6 sets of This or That Warm-Ups! They’re wildly popular with students and teachers because they’re the perfect mix of engagement and learning! (Includes
Subjects:
Writing, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$35.94
$31.99
396
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Studying figurative language makes students better readers and writers! In this unit students will define, interpret, write, read, and analyze six types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.4.5, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.6.4, L.6.5, L.7.4, L.7.5
$6.99
1,045
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By Brain Waves Instruction
These 20 Daily ELA Warm-Ups are a great way to start each class! Use them as bell ringers, morning work, or even put them together into a bell ringer journal! Not only are they Common Core aligned, they're also incredibly engaging and motivating
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$5.99
763
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Reading Comprehension SkillsHelp your students master 12 critical reading comprehension skills with this ULTIMATE BUNDLE of Reading Comprehension Mini-Units. Each 3-day mini-unit contains engaging, hands-on learning activities, guided notes, 6+
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.8...
$59.88
$51.99
653
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Ready to instantly engage students with fun, doodle-y, and challenging English Language Arts lessons?Then, this bundle of Doodle and Do resources is perfect for your classroom! It’s filled with 6 different units that will help your students…Write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$32.20
$27.99
202
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Ready to get your students’ brains “bursting” with new skills? Brain Bursts are fun and creative activities designed to improve learning and memory. Set 2 of this popular resource includes 9 types of Brain Bursts with over 100 different activities.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.99
44
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Great news! There's a BUNDLE with 6 SETS of the This or That Daily ELA Warm Ups! Find 120 engaging bell ringers HERE. Starting each class with a warm up has been a huge success in my classroom...and my students love these This or That Warm Up
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$17.97
$15.99
223
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle of Doodle and Do resources includes 11 units to help your students develop their skills as readers! Each resource includes highly engaging doodle notes that pair with skills-based activities to help students showcase their learning!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$62.89
$53.99
136
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle of 3 separate emergency substitute lesson plans will put your substitute planning worries to rest! That’s because in this bundle you’ll find 3 sets of sub lessons that are not only educational and fun, but require absolutely no extra
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$13.25
$10.99
288
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Back to School ActivitiesSchool StartFirst Week of SchoolGet your school year off to a fantastic start with this resource filled with engaging Back to School Activities! Filled with back to school checklists, warm-ups, about me mini-books,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.49
315
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is all about commas! Students will learn 10 different comma rules. They’ll complete guided notes for each rule, doodle in response to an example of the comma rule, and complete practice tasks to master the rule. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.2a, L.5.2b, L.5.2c, L.6.1, L.6.2a, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.7.2a, CCRA.L.1...
$4.99
199
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is filled with activities for the first day of school. This Back to School resource is designed to make the start to middle school amazing. As you know, you never get a second chance to make a first impression...especially in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10
$4.99
713
Digital Download PDF (18.03 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Do your students crave creative ways to respond to their reading? How about you? Do you long for fun activities that motivate students to read while simultaneously developing students’ reading comprehension skills? Well, then you’re going to LOVE
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
359
Digital Download PDF (6.21 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for morning work, ELA homework, or daily warm-ups that will instantly engage your students? Then, you’re going to love these This or That Warm-Ups designed for students in grades 3-5. Not only are they Common Core aligned, they're also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$5.99
173
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this detailed, common-core aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about biography writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write biographical sketches about a classmate. In their biographies they’ll include
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.6, RI.5.10, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6, W.4.10, SL.7.1, SL.8.6, L.6.1...
$8.99
191
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Take the guess work out of setting up a fun, engaging, well-organized classroom with this Back To School Toolkit. This resource has over 200 pages of kid-tested and teacher-approved resources for classroom organization, first week of school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$14.99
236
Digital Download PDF (50.86 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years of teaching experience at the middle school level. I’ve spent my career enthusiastically teaching English Language Arts, Reading and Writing Lab, Creative Writing, British Literature, and Social Studies. I have had the opportunity to teach internationally in Belize, England, and Africa. Leadership opportunities have allowed me to train and mentor teachers implementing programming and instruction. I’m passionate about instruction. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to originate a Step Ahead Summer Program, an elective Creating Writing course, interdisciplanary curriculum for the Regional Summer School Program, and I even proposed, created, and implemented a Reading and Writing Lab course that was adopted school-wide to address students’ academic needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching philosophy is all about creating engaging learning environments and differentiated instruction to maximize student achievement and learning. I believe in creating challenging and rigorous lesson plans that can be delivered in positive and fun ways so that students can find joy in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

--- Co-authored “Assessment Motivation Program” published in the April 2012 issue of “Middle Ground” --- Presenter on 21st Century Leadership at an Educational - Partnership Principal Retreat --- Asset Award Winner --- Teacher of the Year nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

--- B.S. Ed. Elementary Education with Middle School Extension in English Language Arts --- M.S. Ed. Elementary Education --- Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not busy dreaming up new curriculum, I love hanging out with my husband and our two fun boys.

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