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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this detailed, CCSS-aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience that taught them a lesson. In their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.6, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.6, W.6.10, W.7.3, W.7.3a, W.7.3b...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Studying figurative language makes students better readers and writers! In this unit students will define, interpret, write, read, and analyze six types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.4.5, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.6.4, L.6.5, L.7.4, L.7.5
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By Brain Waves Instruction
During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.10...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Get your students writing by tapping into their natural inclination to share about their lives. This extremely detailed and engaging Memoir Writing Unit first immerses students in the memoir genre. Then, using their understanding of the mentor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1...
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625
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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 are plenty of opportunities to
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
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
364
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Expository / Informative Writing: In this 10-day, Common Core - aligned Expository Writing Unit, students will demonstrate a deep understanding of the features, critical elements, and purpose of expository or informative writing. During the unit,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9, W.4.10, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.5...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this eight day, CCSS-aligned Myth Writing Unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of the myth genre as they write their own myths. The unit begins with a review of the characteristics of myths and student analysis of a sample myth. Then,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
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237
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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...
$21.98
$18.99
244
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This unit is hands-down one of the most motivating and engaging Persuasive Writing units! That's because students get to design a roller coaster and then create a persuasive advertisement for their ride. They learn all about the elements of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$9.99
285
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This 10-Day Persuasive Writing Unit will have your students analyzing advertisements, developing an understanding of the critical components of persuasive writing, and writing their own persuasive advertisements. Since students write persuasive ads
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.10...
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229
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for the very best way to get your students writing and loving it? Then, you’ve found the perfect resource! This highly engaging and effective set of This or That Writing Prompts includes 202 writing prompt choices on 101 creative handouts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.6.3d, W.6.4, W.6.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10
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$7.99
269
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this seven-day Descriptive Writing Unit students utilize the steps for writing (pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, and publishing) in order to describe a place in a detailed paragraph. Lessons and mini-lessons include: effective
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.5...
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182
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Meet Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking with this 10 day Speech Unit. In this unit, students learn about the nonfiction genre of speeches, analyze four historic speeches, develop skills in writing short answer
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.6, RI.6.8...
$7.99
216
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By Brain Waves Instruction
What’s the best way to help your students to become stronger writers? With targeted writing instruction, of course! That’s where this set of 10 writing lessons comes in! These lessons can be easily incorporated into writing workshop, writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.5...
$11.99
$8.99
174
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this detailed, common-core aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about biography writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write biographical sketches about a classmate. In their biographies they’ll include
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.6, RI.5.10, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6, W.4.10, SL.7.1, SL.8.6, L.6.1...
$8.99
141
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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...
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152
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Creative Writing Activities: 10 Lesson BUNDLE!This bundle is filled with 10 creative writing lessons that provide lively and interesting ways for students to write in your classroom. Each lesson encourages students to play with language and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.5...
$8.96
$7.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this engaging 10-day Opinion Writing Unit students write a business letter about a school issue. Writing as a concerned student, students will write a letter to their principal (that they do not necessarily need to send to him/her) based on
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.1, L.8.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
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104
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this 10-day unit students will study mentor texts to become experts on the characteristics of fables and children’s books. Then, they will write their own fable in the form of a children’s book. After reading and studying mentor texts, students
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.2...
$8.99
78
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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
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111
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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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