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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each spring poem study includes a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As students progress
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
135
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is all about commas! Students will learn 10 different comma rules. They’ll complete guided notes for each rule, doodle in response to an example of the comma rule, and complete practice tasks to master the rule. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.2a, L.5.2b, L.5.2c, L.6.1, L.6.2a, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.7.2a, CCRA.L.1...
$4.99
156
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students develop a deep understanding of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony with this fun and engaging 3-day mini-unit!This IRONY MINI-UNIT provides numerous opportunities for students to learn about the three types of irony, determine the
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$5.49
134
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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
250
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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
$4.99
204
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Ready to get your students’ brains “bursting” with new skills? Brain Bursts are fun and creative activities designed to improve learning and memory. This resource includes 10 types of Brain Bursts with 60 different activities. Each one is designed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
CCSS:
SL.6.2, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.6
$4.99
58
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this bundle of reading comprehension skills mini-units --- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, and Making Predictions.Or...save even more with the SUPER BUNDLE (6 Mini-Units) or MEGA BUNDLE (9 Mini-Units) or ULTIMATE BUNDLE (12
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.10, RI.4.1...
$14.97
$12.99
269
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Do your students crave creative ways to respond to their reading? How about you? Do you long for fun activities that motivate students to read while simultaneously developing students’ reading comprehension skills? Well, then you’re going to LOVE
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
336
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This “Doodle and Do” resource includes “DOODLE” notes to help students develop understanding of the Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text Structure AND six activities that students can “DO” to help them showcase their learning. Since the doodle or
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5
$4.99
106
Digital Download PDF (5.11 MB)
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...
$29.94
$25.99
231
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle includes three 3-day mini-units on Theme, Conflict, and Characterization.Great News! The student packets in each mini-unit are also available as a Google Slides resource. In addition to the PDF version, students can complete the packet
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$16.47
$14.99
153
Bundle
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
173
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this 5-day Test Prep Unit, students learn specific strategies to promote success on standardized assessments and daily practice. Students will learn test-taking strategies for answering short-response questions. They will learn how to include
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.6, RL.8.1...
$6.99
165
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This winter, help your students cozy up to five winter poem studies in this engaging 5-day Poetry Analysis Unit. Take all of the intimidation out of teaching and analyzing poetry with the Interactive Flip Books designed for each poem. Each flip
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
200
Digital Download PDF (9.71 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Start the new school year off with a bang with this fun set of Doodle and Do Back to School Activities! Students will doodle their way through the first days of school with 5 different doodle note activities. Designed to instantly engage students,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$4.99
308
Digital Download PDF (11.19 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 39 words associated with nonfiction. Students will learn about types of nonfiction, kinds of nonfiction writing, nonfiction text features, nonfiction text structures and additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.5, RI.6.10, L.4.4, L.4.4c, L.4.6, L.5.4, L.5.4c, L.5.6, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.4c...
$4.99
177
Digital Download PDF (13.59 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this bundle of reading comprehension mini-units!Or...save even more with the ULTIMATE BUNDLE (12 Mini-Units)...Reading Comprehension Skills - ULTIMATE BUNDLE - 12 Mini-Units! Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.2, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.2, RI.6.5, RI.6.10, RI.7.2, RI.7.5...
$14.97
$12.99
111
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
80
Digital Download PDF (10.29 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Back to School Activities School Start First Week of School Get 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, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.49
271
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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
226
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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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