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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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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save BIG with this bundle of reading comprehension skills mini-units --- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Making Predictions, Context Clues, Sequencing, and Cause and Effect!Or...save even MORE with this MEGA BUNDLE of 9 reading
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, 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...
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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, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
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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
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
153 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students learn about growth mindset. First, students will read a nonfiction passage about growth mindset (created in a doodle-style). While reading the doodle article, they’ll answer questions and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6
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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
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Independent Reading Program: This Independent Reading Program is a 6-week program where students read self-selected books and complete 8 assignments to demonstrate and develop their comprehension and reading skills. Over the course of six weeks
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Novel Study
$11.99
214 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Ready to get students excited about identifying facts and opinions in texts? Then, you and your students are going to love this Doodle and Do mini-unit! With this set of fact and opinion lesson plans, students will learn how facts and opinions
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
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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...
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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
187 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Understanding the central conflict in literature is essential to grasping a work’s overriding themes. Help students identify the core types of conflicts in literary pieces with this mini-unit. When students can identify a story’s conflict, they
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2...
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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...
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$8.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
"A Christmas Carol" Drama StudyThis resource is for ”A Christmas Carol” Drama Study. If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook, check out the "A Christmas Carol" Interactive Notebook Resource
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
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
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach the Cause and Effect Nonfiction Text Structure? Well, then you AND your students are going to love this Doodle and Do resource. First students “DOODLE” as they complete sketch notes about the cause and
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.9, RI.6.10, RI.7.5, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
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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
208 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient Egypt 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:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Posters
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
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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
160 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, Bud, Not Buddy, then you’re in luck! This resource is filled with ten different activities that will help your students
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.9, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.9, RL.6.1...
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173 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Interactive Poetry Writing: This Common Core State Standards aligned Hands-On Poetry Writing Unit contains 5 super engaging, super interactive, and super educational poetry writing lessons. Each lesson is designed to help students interact with
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$8.99
165 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.12 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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