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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
797
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By Brain Waves Instruction
During this Christmas around the World research project students will research a country and its Christmas traditions. Students can select a country from a set of 12 pre-determined countries or they can choose any country that they would like to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.10
$5.99
590
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is for ”A Christmas Carol” Drama Study. You'll find a paper and digital version in this resource. If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook, check out the "A Christmas Carol"
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, W.6.10, SL.7.1, L.7.6, L.8.4
$6.99
191
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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 study includes a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
136
Digital Download PDF (4.28 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
This winter, help your students cozy up to five winter poem studies 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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
200
Digital Download PDF (9.71 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Back to School Activities School Start First Week of School Get 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, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.49
271
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This 5-day unit covers many critical ELA skills as students develop a deep understanding and connection to Martin Luther King, Jr.! While studying about King, students practice critical skills including reading comprehension, identifying nonfiction
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.2...
$4.99
164
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for the perfect end of the year writing unit? Then, keep students engaged and interested in learning with this fun (and rigorous) persuasive writing unit. Based on roller coasters (every kid's favorite summer destination) this unit taps
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$9.99
160
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Tap into students’ natural excitement about the Christmas season with this fun, engaging, and super educational Reindeer Mail Mini-Unit! Filled with six activities that address critical ELA skills there is nothing “filler” about this unit! This
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6
$8.99
130
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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 or a digital version of the student packet, check out the "A Christmas Carol" Drama
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
222
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is designed to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom. Students will learn about over 20 important and influential African Americans to fill every school day of the month. As they learn about each person, they’ll create a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
145
Digital Download PDF (8.20 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a meaningful and engaging way! This resource will help students learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, traditions for the holiday around the world, and stats about the day. Students will collect facts during a fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Valentine's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
147
Digital Download PDF (5.09 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re like most teachers, and you're always on the lookout for fun and creative ways to teach students critical reading comprehension skills.... then, you’re in luck! These Thanksgiving-themed reading comprehension centers or stations are not
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
135
Digital Download PDF (6.81 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a meaningful and engaging way with this fun activity! This resource will help students learn about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, traditions for the holiday around the world, and stats about the day. Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.00
90
Digital Download PDF (6.75 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Summer School First Day of Summer School Activities Are you teaching summer school? If so, you know that starting summer school off on the right foot is essential to a successful summer of learning. That’s where this resource comes in. It’s
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.99
169
Digital Download PDF (3.92 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poem studies in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each fall poem study includes 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), Activities, Google Apps
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...
$6.99
67
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn critical skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking this October with this bundle of resources. This bundle includes four resources that perfectly pair together AND help students learn a ton of skills in just 20 days!
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RI.6.2, RI.6.5, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6...
$25.96
$21.49
37
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate poetry all year long with this bundle of 20 poem studies 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. Each unit focuses on 5 seasonal poems
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$27.96
$23.99
52
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
What if an entire month of school could be already planned for you and your students? Well, your wish is granted! This bundle includes four resources that perfectly pair together AND help students learn a ton of skills in just 20 days! With this
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6...
$27.46
$24.71
38
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re like most teachers, then you’re always on the lookout for fun and creative ways to teach students critical reading comprehension skills. Well, you’re in luck! These Thanksgiving-themed reading comprehension centers or stations are not
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
62
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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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