Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
Understanding a story’s theme is critical to deciphering the author’s message in a text. This 3-day theme unit is designed to make learning fun while helping students go beyond the surface meaning of text to truly understand the author's message
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$5.49
483 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Foreshadowing and flashbacks are critical literary techniques that authors use to pull readers into the reality of the story and reveal its characters. These drama-heightening techniques are essential for students to understand as they develop
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.6
$5.49
308 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Understanding the central conflict in literature is essential to grasping a work’s overriding themes. Help students identify the core types of conflicts in literary pieces with this mini-unit. When students can identify a story’s conflict, they
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2...
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167 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle includes three 3-day mini-units on Theme, Conflict, and Characterization. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theme Mini-Unit Understanding a story’s theme is
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$16.47
$14.99
138 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
When reading literature, it is essential for students to investigate characterization. When they begin to understand the author’s process for developing characters, they are able to visualize characters and dive deeper into the text. This engaging
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
$5.49
157 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save BIG with this bundle of LITERARY DEVICES mini-units --- Theme, Conflict, Characterization, Irony, Mood, Flashbacks and Foreshadowing! This bundle includes SIX 3-day
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
$32.94
$27.99
144 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students develop a deep understanding of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony with this fun and engaging 3-day mini-unit!This IRONY MINI-UNIT provides numerous opportunities for students to learn about the three types of irony, determine the
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$5.49
108 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle includes three 3-day mini-units on Mood, Foreshadowing & Flashbacks, and Irony! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Irony Mini-Unit Help students develop a
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$16.47
$14.99
49 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Mood is an essential element of every piece of literature. That’s why helping students to understand how to distinguish and analyze the mood of a text is essential. This mini-unit is designed to do just that! Not only will students understand
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3...
$5.49
43 ratings
4.0
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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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