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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, Google Apps, Printables
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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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, Other (ELA), Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
203
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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:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Printables
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
280
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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 Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
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
285
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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, ELA Test Prep, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
CCSS:
SL.6.2, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.6
$4.99
122
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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 Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
241
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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:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
218
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This 5-day unit covers many critical ELA skills as students develop a deep understanding and connection to Martin Luther King, Jr.! While studying about King, students practice critical skills including reading comprehension, identifying nonfiction
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.2...
$4.99
197
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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:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
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...
$5.49
233
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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:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
235
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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:
Literature, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
225
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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:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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...
$8.99
200
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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 Strategies, Close Reading, 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
360
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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 Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
144
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Handouts
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
192
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This doodle book report is designed to get students reflecting on their reading in a really engaging way! The cinema-themed doodles make this doodle book review super fun! The best part? It’s easy to teach and simple for students to complete…and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$3.29
105
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for morning work, ELA homework, or daily warm-ups that will instantly engage your students? Then, you’re going to love these This or That Warm-Ups designed for students in grades 3-5. Not only are they Common Core aligned, they're also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$5.99
175
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This is SET TWO of the very popular This or That Daily Warm Ups. (Includes PDF and Google-Classroom compatible resources.)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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.6, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.2a, L.6.2b, L.6.6, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1...
$5.99
204
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This ultimate bundle contains Set 1 and Set 2 of the This or That Exit Slips. In this bundle you’ll find 40 exit slips that you can use at the end of any lesson on any day. Oh, and there’s even a BONUS set of 5 exit slips that you can customize!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$7.98
$6.99
164
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 50 words associated with geography. Students will not only learn the new vocabulary words associated with the 5 Themes of Geography, they’ll also showcase their learning with
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.10
$5.99
76
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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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