Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
Students often struggle with making inferences while reading. That’s because inferencing is a challenging skill! Help students develop their inferring skills with this incredibly fun and engaging mini-unit. It combines doodle notes where students
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
585 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
We tell our students to study for tests all the time, but often we forget to teach them HOW to actually study! That’s where this Study Skills resource comes in. It’s designed to give students practical tips and tricks for studying for tests in ELA
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Test Prep
$4.99
457 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Learning how to identify the main idea in a passage is absolutely essential. That’s why this mini-unit on finding the main idea is a hit! It combines doodle notes (where students sketch notes about how to find the main idea) and actual learning
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
408 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students learn all about sequencing with this super fun Doodle and Do mini-unit! This resource includes sequencing graphic organizers, reading comprehension worksheets and passages that help students determine the sequence of events in a text,
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3
$4.99
284 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save and prepare your students to succeed on state assessments with this Test Prep Bundle! This bundle includes units on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions, Answering Short Answer Questions, and Tips and Ideas for Motivational Test
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.6, RI.6.10...
$15.97
$13.99
282 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
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 resource!Each exit slip or ticket out the door includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.99
133 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
End of Year Gifts: Simple and inspiring end of the year gifts are the perfect way to end your school year. As a school year or class draws to an end, it’s nice to provide students with a gift or memento to remember their experience in your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.29
123 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.66 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Homework Task Cards: If you’re looking to increase the homework completion and engagement in your classroom, you’ll love these Homework Twist Task Cards! The 25 Homework Twist Task Cards are all about adding a little novelty and fun to traditional
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$4.99
151 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is for Interactive Notebooks or File Folders. If you would prefer more traditional resources, check out the Test Prep - Answering Multiple Choice Questions unit HERE.In this 5-day unit, students learn specific strategies to promote
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
$6.99
117 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Kick off the new school year with this fun, informative, and engaging doodle infographic and about me activity! First, the Back to School-themed doodle infographic will have students up on their feet, rotating around the classroom, collecting facts,
Subjects:
Reading, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.99
84 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Every school and classroom needs a little kindness and positivity! The posters and activities in this resource are designed to not only display messages of kindness, hope, gratitude, acceptance, and love, but also to promote students to act in
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.99
87 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is for Test Prep - Answering Multiple-Choice Questions. If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook, check out the Interactive Notebook Test Prep Unit HERE.In this 5-day unit, students
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
$6.99
84 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a super fun way to review any unit of study? Then, you’re going to love this Doodle and Do resource! It’s designed to give to students to complete after finishing any instructional unit. First, students complete a planning page to
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.99
105 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
Great teachers have great classroom management! Investing time in setting up your classroom, establishing and teaching classroom procedures, creating a system to manage student behavior, making positive connections with students, and having a few
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.99
53 ratings
4.0
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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
Digital Download PDF (5.00 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Substitute Teacher Toolkit & Emergency Substitute Plans We all know that teaching is one of the few professions where it takes more work to miss a day of work than it does to just go into work that day! That’s why this resource is so essential
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$14.99
44 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (5.32 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
**** This resource is also available with 3 days of Emergency Substitute Plans. If you would like to learn more about that resource (everything included here + 3 days of plans) just click HERE. **** Spending the time to set up a comprehensive
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$9.99
9 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for a classroom décor theme that is modern and fun? This class design set is definitely “light on cute” and “heavy on cool!” You’re going to love this set of modern classroom decorations! Designed with the hippest students and teachers in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$12.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
If you're looking for a fast, fun, and FUNCTIONAL valentine idea to hand out to your students this Valentine's Day, then you'll LOVE adding these valentine tags to school supplies. Each tag has a classroom supply theme that you can easily add to a
Subjects:
Valentine's Day, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.30 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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