Brain Waves Instruction

 (19,664)
United States - New York
Brain Waves Instruction
4.0
48,342 votes
Teacher is just another word for awesome!
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
Leader Board Superb
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
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
457 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.94 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Interactive Notebook “A Christmas Carol” - Drama StudyThis resource is for Interactive Notebooks or File Folders. If you would prefer more traditional resources, check out the "A Christmas Carol" Drama Study HERE.This resource is the perfect
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.6, RL.6.2, RL.6.10, RL.7.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, W.6.10, SL.7.1, L.7.4, L.8.6
$6.99
212 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.67 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Finding the main idea in a reading passage is one of the fundamental skills of a reader. That’s why it is essential to give students an opportunity to learn HOW to do just that!This interactive notebook resource is designed to help students
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$5.75
158 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.70 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach the Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure? Well, then you AND your students are going to love this Doodle and Do resource. First students “DOODLE” as they complete sketch notes about the
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5
$4.99
103 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.85 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is for Interactive Notebooks or File Folders. If you would prefer more traditional resources, check out the Test Prep - Answering Multiple Choice Questions unit HERE.In this 5-day unit, students learn specific strategies to promote
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
$6.99
117 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.96 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Interactive File Folder “Thank You, M’am” Literature Study Your students will love this 5-day fun and engaging literature study of the short story “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes. As you may know, “Thank You, Ma’am” is the story of a boy who
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$6.99
93 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.32 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Teach students all about Nonfiction Text Structures with this bundle of 5 Doodle and Do mini-units! Each are designed for interactive notebooks. With this set of 5 Doodle and Do mini-units, students will complete fun and engaging DOODLE notes
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4...
$24.95
$21.99
107 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
**** This resource is for Interactive Notebooks or File Folders. If you would prefer more traditional resources, check out the “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” close reading and analysis unit HERE.**** You and your students will absolutely LOVE
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.99
46 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.78 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Want to help students understand how to make inferences from implied information in a passage? Then this 3-day mini-unit will help you do just that!This interactive notebook resource is designed to help students practice and master the skill of
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$5.75
44 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.21 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
It doesn’t get more fun than this! Learning about the Problem-Solution Nonfiction Text Structure in the most engaging and interactive ways! First ---- Doodle Notes! Then --- Interactive Notebook Activities!This “Doodle and Do” resource includes
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
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
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.41 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach the Cause and Effect Nonfiction Text Structure? Well, then you AND your students are going to love this Doodle and Do resource. First students “DOODLE” as they complete sketch notes about the cause and
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.5.6, RI.5.10, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.10, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.10, RI.8.4, RI.8.5...
$4.99
45 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.26 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
****** This resource is for Interactive Notebooks or File Folders. If you would prefer more traditional resources, check out the “The Random of Red Chief” short story unit HERE.****** In this 8-10-day unit students will develop a deep
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$5.99
32 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.70 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students master 3 critical reading comprehension skills with this BUNDLE of 3 interactive notebook mini-units. This bundle includes three, 3-day units on finding the main idea, making inferences, and making predictions. Each unit is designed
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$17.25
$15.25
28 ratings
3.9
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach the Chronological Order Nonfiction Text Structure? Well, then you AND your students are going to love this Doodle and Do resource. First students “DOODLE” as they complete sketch notes about the
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5
$4.99
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.07 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Making predictions while reading is an essential skill for comprehending text. Students do not intuitively know how to make effective predictions based on clues from the passage and their own experiences. That’s where this mini-unit comes in. This
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$5.75
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.78 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Teach students all about the Descriptive Nonfiction Text Structure with this super engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. First, students will complete sketch notes as they DOODLE notes on the descriptive text structure. Then, they’ll DO 6 reading and
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.6, RI.5.10, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.10, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6...
$4.99
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.93 MB)
showing 1-16 of 16

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

4.0
Total:
48,342 total vote(s)
Ask Brain Waves Instruction a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
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.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up