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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
732 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Reading Comprehension SkillsHelp your students master 12 critical reading comprehension skills with this ULTIMATE BUNDLE of Reading Comprehension Mini-Units. Each 3-day mini-unit contains engaging, hands-on learning activities, guided notes, 6+
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.8...
$59.88
$51.99
448 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
“What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” - Speech Analysis ****This resource is for an analysis of Martin Luther King's speech, "What is Your Life's Blueprint?" If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook,
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.99
245 ratings
4.0
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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
149 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
198 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
A key element of ELA instruction is teaching students how to closely read complex texts. This Close Reading Unit is designed to help students get truly involved with three informational texts: two nonfiction passages and a poem. Through 9
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.99
202 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Listening Comprehension Malala Yousafzai Malala Unit Overview This 5-day unit packs a major punch! While studying Malala Yousafzai, students practice critical skills including listening comprehension, sequencing, participating in group
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$4.49
151 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Great news! There's a BUNDLE with 6 SETS of the This or That Daily ELA Warm Ups! Find 120 engaging bell ringers HERE. Starting each class with a warm up has been a huge success in my classroom...and my students love these This or That Warm Up
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
$17.97
$15.99
177 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students enhance and retain their reading skills this summer with this super engaging summer reading project! In it, students will read a book and complete a creative and engaging file folder reading project to demonstrate their understanding
Subjects:
Reading, Summer
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$4.99
49 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Make teaching summer school a breeze with this multi-unit journey-themed resource. Every ELA summer school lesson you'll need is included!Lead students through a six-week instructional journey as they investigate journeys in the form of a short
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Summer
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$32.96
$27.99
65 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Students need to read during the summer to develop leisure-time reading habits, reinforce reading skills, and prepare for instruction in the upcoming school year. To that end, this summer reading project requires all students to read a book and
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$6.99
53 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save and help your students develop the craft of writing with this Writing Unit Bundle! The bundle includes a Persuasive Writing Unit, Descriptive Writing Unit, and Myth Writing Unit...over 25 days of instruction!Digital Version Included - The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b...
$23.97
$19.99
38 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This Clothes Hanger Book Report works with any fiction book! It’s incredibly detailed, so students can complete every aspect of this project independently! First, students complete a draft packet while reading their books.They’ll fill the packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1...
$4.99
30 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Poetry Analysis Unit: Celebrate the summer season with five summer-themed poem studies in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Students will complete a 5-page interactive flip book that helps them to deeply understand each poem
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$6.99
32 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.18 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for an awesome set of lesson plans to teach during the month of July…or even during summer school? This set of four units has everything you need to get students learning all summer long! Filled with units on writing, reading, analyzing,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Summer
Grades:
4th, 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.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5...
$27.46
$22.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
End of Year Freebie Personal Journey Reflection Your students will love this fun, interactive, and reflective End of the Year activity! It's perfect for the last day of school or during the days leading up to the end of the school year.Foster
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
62 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a lesson ends a little bit early leaving the opportunity for unstructured classroom chaos. That’s where these 12 Lesson Extender activity cards come in handy. Each game and activity is fast, simple,
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Back to School, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
57 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.77 MB)
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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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