Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
Teaching poetry reading and analysis doesn't have to be intimidating or overwhelming. This poetry unit makes interpreting and analyzing poetry very accessible! In this CCSS-aligned poetry unit students will closely read five poems from diverse
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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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
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Poetry Writing Unit provides students with a deep understanding of the poetry genre as they read and write poetry. In the eleven-day unit, students write ten different types of poetry. (That means that there’s plenty of opportunities to excel
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5...
$14.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Interactive Poetry Writing: This Common Core State Standards aligned Hands-On Poetry Writing Unit contains 5 super engaging, super interactive, and super educational poetry writing lessons. Each lesson is designed to help students interact with
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$8.99
132 ratings
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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
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this Poetry Writing, Reading and Analyzing Bundle!Combined, the two units include 16 days of instruction! Both units can be easily combined, taught separately, or spread out through the duration of a school year.POETRY WRITING UNITThis
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$22.98
$19.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This extremely detailed five-day unit is a close reading of "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text. Students will determine the poem’s theme
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.4
$8.99
101 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This is an extremely detailed, CCSS-aligned unit. Student read and analyze the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well draw inferences from the text.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This winter, help your students cozy up to five winter poems in this engaging 5-day Poetry Analysis Unit. Take all of the intimidation out of teaching and analyzing poetry with the Interactive Flip Books designed for each poem. Each flip book
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$7.99
142 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each spring poem is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$7.99
104 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn about Maya Angelou and analyze her poem, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Perfect to teach during Women's History Month! Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.5...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn about Langston Hughes and analyze his poem, “Harlem” or “Dream Deferred,” with this incredibly engaging “Doodle and Do” resource. Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, you’ll find a Doodle Article about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re looking for the most fun and engaging way to teach students about different poets and poetry analysis, then you’re going to LOVE this set of Poet and Poem Studies! They’re designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6...
$19.96
$17.99
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Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This five-day unit is a perfect way to teach students to effectively analyze poetry and write original poems as well.In this unit students will read and analyze three famous poems with the common theme of journeys. During each lesson, students will
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1...
$7.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each autumn poem is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress
Subjects:
Poetry, Autumn, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.10, W.4.9, W.5.10, SL.4.1, SL.6.6, L.6.1, L.6.6...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate poetry all year long with this bundle of 20 poems and 20 poetry analysis flip books filled with 80 engaging analysis tasks. There are four units in all. The units are grouped for each season. In each unit there are 5 poems and 5 sets of
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$31.96
$27.99
37 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save BIG with this set of 12 writing units! Meet every single writing standard as students progress through 12 engaging and detailed units. This writing unit bundle includes units for Narrative, Expository, Persuasive, Descriptive, Memoir,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.6, W.5.7, W.5.8...
$113.38
$99.99
37 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Poetry Analysis Unit: Celebrate the summer season with five summer-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each summer poem is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$7.99
24 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Learning about Robert Frost and interpreting his poem, “A Time to Talk,” is so much fun with this Doodle and Do resource! Designed with doodling, interaction, and creativity in mind, you’ll find a Doodle Article about Robert Frost, Doodle Notes to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$4.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Women’s History Month Emily Dickinson Poetry Analysis Perfect for teaching during Women's History Month! In this engaging mini-unit students will learn about Emily Dickinson and the contributions she made to the world of poetry. Then, they’ll
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$7.49
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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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