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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this detailed, CCSS-aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience that taught them a lesson. In their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.6, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.6, W.6.10, W.7.3, W.7.3a, W.7.3b...
$9.99
1349 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Emergency Substitute Plan: We’ve all been there...when real life events get in the way of being able to teach our classes on a particular day. The most challenging part of preparing for a substitute and an absence is when it is unplanned. There’s
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4
$4.25
543 ratings
4.0
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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
240 ratings
4.0
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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, Printables, Google Apps
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...
$6.99
230 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This unit is hands-down one of the most motivating and engaging Persuasive Writing units! That's because students get to design a roller coaster and then create a persuasive advertisement for their ride. They learn all about the elements of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$9.99
277 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This 10-Day Persuasive Writing Unit will have your students analyzing advertisements, developing an understanding of the critical components of persuasive writing, and writing their own persuasive advertisements. Since students write persuasive ads
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.10...
$8.99
221 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for the very best way to get your students writing and loving it? Then, you’ve found the perfect resource! This highly engaging and effective set of This or That Writing Prompts includes 202 writing prompt choices on 101 creative handouts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.6.3d, W.6.4, W.6.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10
$10.99
$7.99
259 ratings
4.0
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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...
$7.99
174 ratings
4.0
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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...
$11.99
$8.99
160 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Creative Writing Activities: 10 Lesson BUNDLE! This bundle is filled with 10 creative writing lessons that provide lively and interesting ways for students to write in your classroom. Each lesson encourages students to play with language and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff
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...
$8.96
$7.99
77 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this engaging 10-day Opinion Writing Unit students write a business letter about a school issue. Writing as a concerned student, students will write a letter to their principal (that they do not necessarily need to send to him/her) based on
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.6.3, L.7.1, L.8.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
$8.99
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4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this 10-day unit students will study mentor texts to become experts on the characteristics of fables and children’s books. Then, they will write their own fable in the form of a children’s book. After reading and studying mentor texts, students
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.2...
$8.99
74 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Thank You Note Writing Thank You Gift This resource is all about gratitude! You’ll find resources to help your students craft a thoughtful and meaningful thank you note and create a fun Thank You Note Pocket. First, students will learn about the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
85 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a fun AND educational way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Then, you’ll love this resource filled with five highly engaging and super educational creative writing lessons. Each lesson begins with a mini-lesson about a critical English
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.99
63 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
From the very start of this 10-day Descriptive Writing unit students are hooked! That’s because they’re required to write a descriptive pet sketch essay for an imaginary “Most Unusual Pet” contest. The contest is imaginary and so is their pet!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6
$9.49
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4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for substitute plans that take absolutely NO preparation? Well, then these are the plans for you! This is a set of Emergency Sub Plans that require no copies. That’s right, students will be able to do all the work on lined paper and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3
$4.50
58 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save and help your students develop the craft of writing with this Writing Unit Bundle! The bundle includes a Persuasive Writing Unit, Descriptive Writing Unit, and Myth Writing Unit...over 25 days of instruction!Digital Version Included - The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b...
$23.97
$19.99
42 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Creative Writing Characterization Creative writing activities and lessons fuel a love for writing! These lessons are designed to not only tap into critical English Language Arts skills, but also to promote a joy of learning and writing. Perfect
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.99
23 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (3.65 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Creative Writing Creative Thinking - Paper Disputes, Brainstorm Mania & Explain It! Creative writing activities and lessons fuel a love for writing! These lessons are designed to not only tap into critical English Language Arts skills, but
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.99
14 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Creative writing activities and lessons fuel a love for writing! These lessons are designed to not only tap into critical English Language Arts skills, but also to promote joy of learning and writing. Perfect as a single lesson, substitute plan,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.99
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.80 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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