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By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle of Doodle and Do resources includes 11 units to help your students develop their skills as readers! Each resource includes highly engaging doodle notes that pair with skills-based activities to help students showcase their learning!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$62.89
$53.99
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, 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...
$7.99
241
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Back to School ActivitiesSchool StartFirst Week of SchoolGet 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, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.49
320
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Distinguishing between facts and opinions is an essential reading comprehension skill. This Fact and Opinion unit is designed to help students determine and identify facts and opinions in their reading. Filled with fact and opinion passages,
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.3, RI.6.5, RI.6.10, RI.7.3, RI.7.10, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
744
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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:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.6
$5.49
401
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Teaching students how to summarize can be a daunting task. Often, it’s one of the hardest reading strategies for students to grasp. That’s where this Doodle and Do mini-unit comes in! This resource includes summarizing graphic organizers, reading
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
307
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Understanding cause and effect relationships is an essential reading comprehension skill that takes lots and lots of practice for students to master.That’s where this 3-Day Cause and Effect Unit comes in. This Cause and Effect mini-unit provides
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.10, RI.7.10, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
657
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient Greece learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each learning station (or center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, review, and
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.10, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.10, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.10, RI.8.2...
$7.99
186
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is all about Literature Circles! A literature circle is when a small group of students gather to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students’ responses to Literature Circle Role handouts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
$5.99
201
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$17.97
$15.99
224
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient India learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each learning station (or ancient history learning center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10
$7.99
132
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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?" It includes a paper and digital version of student resources. If you would prefer similar
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Handouts
$4.99
357
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Learning how to identify the main idea in a passage is absolutely essential. That’s why this mini-unit on finding the main idea is a hit! It combines doodle notes (where students sketch notes about how to find the main idea) and actual learning
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
524
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This end of the year activity is all about reflection and fun! Students will be creating a doodle suitcase filled with memories and lessons from their school year. First, they’ll complete a guided reflection. They’ll write about highlights,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
253
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Common Core aligned Book Report Project enables students to creatively respond to their reading. Over the course of the book project, students will create a unique file folder covered in plot details, character analysis, setting description, a
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.C.6, K.MD.A.1, K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.A.2
$4.99
537
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 36 words associated with fiction. Students will not only learn the new vocabulary words, they’ll also showcase their learning with doodles!You can use this resource in a variety of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.3, L.4.4, L.4.4c, L.4.6, L.5.1, L.5.3, L.5.4, L.5.4c, L.5.5, L.5.6...
$4.99
422
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 24 words associated with test-taking. With this resource, students will learn essential words to help them develop critical reading and writing skills. The high-frequency
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Test Preparation, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
$6.99
96
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 36 words associated with poetry. Students will not only learn the new vocabulary words, they’ll also showcase their learning with doodles! A poetry vocabulary quiz is included! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.5.6, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.6.6, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.7.6, L.8.5...
$4.99
150
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Sequencing is one of the many skills that students need in order to comprehend what they read. That’s why this Sequencing Mini-Unit is the perfect addition to your English Language Arts instruction. Filled with sequencing passages, engaging
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.5.10, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
$4.99
784
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Students will learn about ancient China’s geography, religion, achievements, politics, economy, and social structures during this fun activity. First, they’ll rotate around the classroom to find fact cards about ancient China. They’ll transfer
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10
$4.99
144
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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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