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By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle includes three 3-day mini-units on Theme, Conflict, and Characterization. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theme Mini-Unit Understanding a story’s theme is
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$16.47
$14.99
138 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Finding the main idea in a reading passage is one of the fundamental skills of a reader. That’s why it is essential to give students an opportunity to learn HOW to do just that!This interactive notebook resource is designed to help students
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$5.75
158 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
When reading literature, it is essential for students to investigate characterization. When they begin to understand the author’s process for developing characters, they are able to visualize characters and dive deeper into the text. This engaging
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
$5.49
157 ratings
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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:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$6.99
180 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save BIG with this bundle of LITERARY DEVICES mini-units --- Theme, Conflict, Characterization, Irony, Mood, Flashbacks and Foreshadowing! This bundle includes SIX 3-day
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
$32.94
$27.99
144 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, My Brother Sam is Dead, then you’re in luck! This lesson and activity packet is filled with chapter-by-chapter plans and
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$8.99
128 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Lewis and Clark's Expedition Journal Entries - Close Reading: In this five-day, CCSS-aligned unit, students will examine and interpret the journal entries of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark from their American
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.7, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.6.7...
$7.99
124 ratings
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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:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
140 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This is an extremely detailed, CCSS-aligned unit. Student read and analyze the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well draw inferences from the text.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10...
$7.99
145 ratings
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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
132 ratings
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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
118 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This extremely detailed five-day unit is a close reading of "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text. Students will determine the poem’s theme
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.4
$8.99
109 ratings
4.0
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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, Activities
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
108 ratings
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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
190 ratings
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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
161 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
"Lob's Girl" Literature Study UnitIn this 8-day unit students will develop a deep understanding of Joan Aiken’s short story “Lob’s Girl” . Its tale of loyalty and friendship combined with mystery and suspense make it an incredibly engaging read.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5...
$7.99
110 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is designed to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom. Students will learn about over 20 important and influential African Americans to fill every school day of the month. As they learn about each person, they’ll create a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
113 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for the perfect end of the year writing unit? Then, keep students engaged and interested in learning with this fun (and rigorous) persuasive writing unit. Based on roller coasters (every kid's favorite summer destination) this unit taps
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$9.99
150 ratings
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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
114 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Ready to instantly engage students with fun, doodle-y, and challenging English Language Arts lessons?Then, this bundle of Doodle and Do resources is perfect for your classroom! It’s filled with 6 different units that will help your students…Write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$32.20
$27.99
114 ratings
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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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