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By Brain Waves Instruction
This fun resource includes six engaging lessons about Nonfiction Text Features. Each lesson and activity is designed to be hands-on and interactive. Many of the elements that students create in the lessons can serve as a reference for them to use
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.10...
$10.99
622 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Daily Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to dozens of new vocabulary words, and a brand-new way of learning them: with doodles!When students are exposed to new words, they become strong readers and writers. This resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.4b, L.6.4c, L.6.4d, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.6.5b, L.6.5c, L.6.6...
$18.99
$16.99
516 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Daily Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to dozens of new vocabulary words, and a brand-new way of learning them: with doodles!When students are exposed to new words, they become strong readers and writers. This resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.3, L.3.4, L.3.4d, L.3.5b, L.3.6, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.4.4c, L.4.6, L.5.1...
$18.99
$16.99
598 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.97 MB)
By Brain Waves Instruction
Reading Comprehension SkillsHelp your students master 12 critical reading comprehension skills with this ULTIMATE BUNDLE of Reading Comprehension Mini-Units. Each 3-day mini-unit contains engaging, hands-on learning activities, guided notes, 6+
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.8...
$59.88
$51.99
502 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Poetry Writing Unit provides students with a deep understanding of the poetry genre as they read and write poetry. In the eleven-day unit, students write ten different types of poetry. (That means that there are plenty of opportunities to
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5...
$14.99
348 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
It’s absolutely essential to teach students how to read text, process what the passage says, and understand its meaning. One way to do just that is to help students learn about and develop reading comprehension skills like making inferences,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$24.95
$21.99
399 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Learning about Nonfiction Text Structures has never been more fun! With this set of 5 Doodle and Do mini-units, students will complete fun and engaging DOODLE notes on each text structure. Then, they’ll showcase their understanding of each
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.5, RI.5.8, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.10...
$24.95
$21.99
339 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this bundle of reading comprehension skills mini-units --- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, and Making Predictions.Or...save even more with the SUPER BUNDLE (6 Mini-Units) or MEGA BUNDLE (9 Mini-Units) or ULTIMATE BUNDLE (12
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.10, RI.4.1...
$14.97
$12.99
249 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
If you’re on the hunt for daily warm-ups that work, then you’re going to love this bundle of 6 sets of This or That Warm-Ups! They’re wildly popular with students and teachers because they’re the perfect mix of engagement and learning! (Includes
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$35.94
$31.99
278 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save with this Poetry Writing, Reading and Analyzing Bundle!Combined, the two units include 16 days of instruction! Both units can be easily combined, taught separately, or spread out through the duration of a school year.POETRY WRITING UNITThis
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$21.98
$18.99
223 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
Back to School School Start Take the guess work out of setting up a fun, engaging, well-organized classroom with this Back To School Toolkit. This resource has over 80 pages of kid-tested and teacher-approved resources for classroom organization,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$12.99
224 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle of 3 separate emergency substitute lesson plans will put your substitute planning worries to rest! That’s because in this bundle you’ll find 3 sets of sub lessons that are not only educational and fun, but require absolutely no extra
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$13.25
$10.99
218 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Save BIG with this bundle of reading comprehension skills mini-units --- Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Making Predictions, Context Clues, Sequencing, and Cause and Effect!Or...save even MORE with this MEGA BUNDLE of 9 reading
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.8...
$29.94
$25.99
214 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Independent Reading Program: This Independent Reading Program is a 6-week program where students read self-selected books and complete 8 assignments to demonstrate and develop their comprehension and reading skills. Over the course of six weeks
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Novel Study
$11.99
214 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This bundle includes three 3-day mini-units on Theme, Conflict, and Characterization. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theme Mini-Unit Understanding a story’s theme is
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$16.47
$14.99
138 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Save BIG with this bundle of LITERARY DEVICES mini-units --- Theme, Conflict, Characterization, Irony, Mood, Flashbacks and Foreshadowing! This bundle includes SIX 3-day
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
$32.94
$27.99
144 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Brain Waves Instruction
Great news! There's a BUNDLE with 6 SETS of the This or That Daily ELA Warm Ups! Find 120 engaging bell ringers HERE. Starting each class with a warm up has been a huge success in my classroom...and my students love these This or That Warm Up
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
$17.97
$15.99
190 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
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Independent Reading Program has been developed specifically for middle and high school students to meet one of the greatest challenges of independent reading programs --- getting students to keep reading. During this Independent Reading
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$10.99
100 ratings
4.0
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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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