Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
Listening comprehension is an essential element of ELA instruction. That’s because students do not intuitively know how to take notes, discern what is important in a listening passage, or even know how to reference their notes when answering
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.99
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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...
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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...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re tired of high-stakes state assessments bringing you and your students down, then it might be time for some Motivational Test Prep. This resource is filled with a range of ideas from creating motivating pencil flags to passing out mints on
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$1.99
103 ratings
4.0
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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, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$7.98
$6.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Student Teaching Toolkit Calling all student teachers and supervising teachers...this resource is made especially for YOU! The Student Teaching Toolkit is filled with everything a student teacher needs to have a successful student teaching
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$10.99
59 ratings
3.9
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This is a set of 20 more This or That Exit Slips! These This or That Exit Slips are designed to provide students with fun and creative ways to reflect on and showcase their learning after any lesson. There are 20 different exit slips in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$3.99
13 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a fun way for students to share their learning after reading biographies? This biography doodle book report is the perfect way to get students excited about learning! This Biography Doodle Book Report can be completed with any biography
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a lesson ends a little bit early leaving the opportunity for unstructured classroom chaos. That’s where these 12 Lesson Extender activity cards come in handy. Each game and activity is fast, simple,
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Back to School, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
61 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Check out this set of virtual lesson plans for the month of September! It’s filled with ideas for lessons and unit plans that you can teach for the month of September! The month of lesson plans are designed to address a variety of skills and meet
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
13 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for lesson ideas, teaching tips, and timely blog posts for the month of October? Then, you’re going to love this free virtual plan book for October. It’s filled with a ton of ideas to make teaching this October more fun!First, you’ll find
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Professional Development
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Make the busyness of December a whole lot easier with this virtual plan book. It’s designed to provide inspiration and ideas for making teaching and learning a whole lot more fun this month!First, you’ll find a calendar with unit and lesson plan
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
FREE
5 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
The New Year is the perfect time to get inspired! Download this virtual plan book for tips, tricks, and lesson ideas for the entire month of January.First, you’ll find a calendar with unit and lesson plan ideas for the entire month. The planning
Subjects:
Other (ELA), The New Year, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Posters
FREE
12 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for lesson ideas and teaching tips for the month of February? Well, then this free February plan book is just for you!First, you’ll find a calendar with unit and lesson plan ideas for the entire month. The planning guide is filled with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Professional Development
FREE
3 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Make March fun and educational with this set of tips, tricks, and teaching ideas for the entire month! First, you’ll find a calendar with unit and lesson plan ideas for the entire month. The planning guide is filled with lessons that meet a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Yay! It’s June! Let’s celebrate with this free virtual plan book. You’ll find lesson and unit ideas for finishing the year strong, tips for preventing the summer slide, a glimpse into the super popular summer reading project, and even a reminder
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
FREE
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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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