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By Brain Waves Instruction
This “Doodle and Do” resource includes DOODLE NOTES to help students develop understanding of the Problem-Solution Nonfiction Text Structure AND six activities that students can DO to help them showcase their learning. Since the doodle notes (or
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.5...
$4.99
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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
162
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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...
$8.99
252
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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
$8.99
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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:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Geography
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
$6.99
78
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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:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Google Apps
$4.99
315
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students understand how authors may organize their writing in chronological order with this fun “Doodle and Do” resource. With this resource, students will listen to, read, and write expository texts as they learn how nonfiction passages can
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5
$4.99
125
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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...
$7.99
209
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students learn about 12 nonfiction text features. First, they’ll “DOODLE” as they complete engaging doodle notes about each text feature. Then, they’ll practice identifying, creating, reading, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RI.5.4, RI.5.10, RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$3.99
162
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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
$3.99
74
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By Brain Waves Instruction
You never get a second chance to make a first impression...especially in the classroom. This resource is filled with activities to get your school year off to the best possible start. With a student survey, teacher interview activity, writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10
$3.99
676
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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, Google Apps
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
89
Bundle
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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$62.89
$53.99
107
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Emergency Substitute Plan: We’ve all been there...when real life events get in the way of being able to teach our classes on a particular day. The most challenging part of preparing for a substitute and an absence is when it is unplanned. There’s
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4
$4.25
565
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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, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
129
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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
205
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient Rome learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each ancient Rome learning station (or center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.10
$6.99
65
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for an engaging and interactive way to teach students how to identify an author’s point of view? Then, you’re going to love this learning centers resource!This Point of View Centers resource contains activities and lessons for 6 Point of
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.5
$7.99
398
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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
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, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
92
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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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