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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students understand 8 types of figurative language. First, students will complete highly engaging Doodle Notes about each type of figurative language. They'll doodle and sketch their notes on 5
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Handouts
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...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Teaching poetry reading and analysis doesn't have to be intimidating or overwhelming. This poetry unit makes interpreting and analyzing poetry very accessible! In this CCSS-aligned poetry unit students will closely read five poems from diverse
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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By Brain Waves Instruction
These 20 Daily ELA Warm-Ups are a great way to start each class! Use them as bell ringers, morning work, or even put them together into a bell ringer journal! Not only are they Common Core aligned, they're also incredibly engaging and motivating
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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767
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Understanding a story’s theme is critical to deciphering the author’s message in a text. This 3-day theme unit is designed to make learning fun while helping students go beyond the surface meaning of text to truly understand the author's message
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
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654
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By Brain Waves Instruction
During this Christmas around the World research project students will research a country and its Christmas traditions. Students can select a country from a set of 12 pre-determined countries or they can choose any country that they would like to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.10
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755
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Get your students writing by tapping into their natural inclination to share about their lives. This extremely detailed and engaging Memoir Writing Unit first immerses students in the memoir genre. Then, using their understanding of the mentor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1...
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772
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By Brain Waves Instruction
During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.10...
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809
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient Egypt learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each learning station (or center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, review, and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Posters, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
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275
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six Mesopotamia learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each ancient Mesopotamia learning station (or center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10
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310
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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, Google Apps, Printables
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
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Studying figurative language makes students better readers and writers! In this unit students will define, interpret, write, read, and analyze six types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.4.5, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.6.4, L.6.5, L.7.4, L.7.5
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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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.6.3d, W.6.4, W.6.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10
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392
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
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339
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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:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, 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...
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241
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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:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.6
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401
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient Greece learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each learning station (or center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to practice, enrich, review, and
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.10, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.10, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.10, RI.8.2...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is all about Literature Circles! A literature circle is when a small group of students gather to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students’ responses to Literature Circle Role handouts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
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201
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource contains six ancient India learning stations that students can rotate through in small groups. Each learning station (or ancient history learning center) is designed to give students engaging and exciting learning experiences to
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 24 words associated with test-taking. With this resource, students will learn essential words to help them develop critical reading and writing skills. The high-frequency
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Test Preparation, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
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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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