Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students understand 8 types of figurative language. First, students will complete highly engaging Doodle Notes about each type of figurative language. They'll doodle and sketch their notes on 5
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$6.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
When students analyze and respond to a text they are often required to cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support their interpretation of what the text says. That’s why it is essential to teach students not only the skill of selecting the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d...
$4.99
594 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Take book reports and book projects to a whole new level with this super fun Doodle Book Review! First, students complete a step-by-step planning guide. They’ll reflect on the book’s characters, plot, setting, and theme. In addition, they’ll rate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$3.29
401 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Students often struggle with making inferences while reading. That’s because inferencing is a challenging skill! Help students develop their inferring skills with this incredibly fun and engaging mini-unit. It combines doodle notes where students
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
363 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
We tell our students to study for tests all the time, but often we forget to teach them HOW to actually study! That’s where this Study Skills resource comes in. It’s designed to give students practical tips and tricks for studying for tests in ELA
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Test Prep
$4.99
338 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate Veterans Day in a meaningful and engaging way! This resource includes two activities. One activity is a Fact Hunt and Veterans Day Doodle Infographic. The other activity is an acrostic poem. With these activities, students will learn
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.4.10, RI.5.7, RI.5.10, RI.6.7, RI.6.10, RI.7.10, CCRA.R.10
$3.50
298 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
What happens when a great book, creative task cards and engaging doodle notes combine? A Doodle and Do resource, of course! This Doodle and Do resource is designed for students to complete after reading the novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, SL.6.1, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6
$3.50
260 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
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
$15.99
284 ratings
4.0
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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
$15.99
361 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
It’s absolutely essential to teach students how to read text, process what the passage says, and understand its meaning. One way to do just that is to help students learn about and develop reading comprehension skills like making inferences,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$24.95
$21.99
288 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Learning how to identify the main idea in a passage is absolutely essential. That’s why this mini-unit on finding the main idea is a hit! It combines doodle notes (where students sketch notes about how to find the main idea) and actual learning
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
260 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn all about sequencing with this super fun Doodle and Do mini-unit! This resource includes sequencing graphic organizers, reading comprehension worksheets and passages that help students determine the sequence of events in a text,
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3
$4.99
175 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 36 words associated with fiction. Students will not only learn the new vocabulary words, they’ll also showcase their learning with doodles!You can use this resource in a variety of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.3, L.4.4, L.4.4c, L.4.6, L.5.1, L.5.3, L.5.4, L.5.4c, L.5.5, L.5.6...
$4.99
219 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Learning about Nonfiction Text Structures has never been more fun! With this set of 5 Doodle and Do mini-units, students will complete fun and engaging DOODLE notes on each text structure. Then, they’ll showcase their understanding of each
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.5, RI.5.8, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.10...
$24.95
$21.99
218 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Start the new school year off with a bang with this fun set of Doodle and Do Back to School Activities! Students will doodle their way through the first days of school with 5 different doodle note activities. Designed to instantly engage students,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$4.99
189 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Make reading fun with this set of Doodle Notes and creative Reading Response Sheets! This resource is designed to first teach students about 6 different reading strategies with fun Doodle Notes. Then, students can showcase their learning with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3...
$12.99
$9.99
163 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This “Doodle and Do” resource includes DOODLE NOTES to help students develop understanding of the Problem-Solution Nonfiction Text Structure AND six activities that students can DO to help them showcase their learning. Since the doodle notes (or
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.5...
$4.99
128 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Teaching students how to summarize can be a daunting task. Often, it’s one of the hardest reading strategies for students to grasp. That’s where this Doodle and Do mini-unit comes in! This resource includes summarizing graphic organizers, reading
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
144 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students learn about growth mindset. First, students will read a nonfiction passage about growth mindset (created in a doodle-style). While reading the doodle article, they’ll answer questions and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6
$4.99
116 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This end of the year activity is all about reflection and fun! Students will be creating a doodle suitcase filled with memories and lessons from their school year. First, they’ll complete a guided reflection. They’ll write about highlights,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
112 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 10 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 middle schoolers 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 --- Disney 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 (and pretty rowdy) boys.

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