Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
Foreshadowing and flashbacks are critical literary techniques that authors use to pull readers into the reality of the story and reveal its characters. These drama-heightening techniques are essential for students to understand as they develop
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.6
$5.49
308 ratings
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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, 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
315 ratings
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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?" If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook,
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.99
269 ratings
4.0
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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
193 ratings
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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
4.0
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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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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), Unit Plans, Printables
$6.99
120 ratings
4.0
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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
94 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students understand and develop critical skills for close reading. First, students will “DOODLE” as they complete engaging doodle notes all about close reading. They’ll learn what close reading is,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.10
$5.25
118 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Myth Writing Unit Greek Myth Study Integrated Unit (Optional) In this 4-part Myth Study and Writing Unit, students will build background knowledge on the critical components of myths, Greek mythology, and constellations before they read and analyze
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$6.99
82 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate the autumn season with five autumn poem studies in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Each autumn poem analysis is accompanied by a 5-page interactive flip book that helps students deeply understand the poem. As
Subjects:
Poetry, Autumn, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.10, W.4.9, W.5.10, SL.4.1, SL.6.6, L.6.1, L.6.6...
$6.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Mood is an essential element of every piece of literature. That’s why helping students to understand how to distinguish and analyze the mood of a text is essential. This mini-unit is designed to do just that! Not only will students understand
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3...
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43 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Nonfiction Text Features This multi-day lesson has students creating a 10-page tab book filled with definitions, purposes for, and examples of 8 different nonfiction text features while reading any nonfiction passage(s). First, students will
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for an interactive and engaging Close Reading Unit? Then, check out this resource --- Close Reading Unit. It’s filled with 3 complex texts, 9 close reading activities, and fun, interactive resources. Check it out HERE. AND...be sure to
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
FREE
42 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this FREE Halloween Lesson students will analyze the Halloween-themed poem “Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern” by David McCord. Then, they’ll record their understanding and analysis of the poem in an interactive flip book. The lesson encourages
Subjects:
Poetry, Halloween, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
35 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.86 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Intimidated by teaching students how to analyze poems? Well, you’re not alone! Poetry analysis can be overwhelming and daunting. However, I’m sharing a few tips and tricks for poetry analysis in this video that will make teaching and learning
Subjects:
Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Mini-Course, Professional Development
FREE
39 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 08:34
By Brain Waves Instruction
Make close reading “stick” with the ideas that Art with Jenny K. and I are sharing in this video. You’ll learn creative ways to introduce close reading, help students annotate texts, and work through close reading. We’ve got lots of ideas for you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Printables
FREE
14 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 08:53
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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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