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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...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This 3-day mini-unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of finding meaning in context. Students will have a ton of context clues practice with context clues passages, engaging worksheets, and graphic organizers for finding word
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RI.4.4, RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4
$4.99
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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...
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$16.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Do your students crave creative ways to respond to their reading? How about you? Do you long for fun activities that motivate students to read while simultaneously developing students’ reading comprehension skills? Well, then you’re going to LOVE
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
315 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
“What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” - Speech Analysis ****This resource is for an analysis of Martin Luther King's speech, "What is Your Life's Blueprint?" If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook,
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.99
269 ratings
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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
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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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
$5.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Start the new school year off with a bang with this fun set of Doodle and Do Back to School Activities! Students will doodle their way through the first days of school with 5 different doodle note activities. Designed to instantly engage students,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$4.99
273 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students learn about growth mindset. First, students will read a nonfiction passage about growth mindset (created in a doodle-style). While reading the doodle article, they’ll answer questions and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6
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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
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By Brain Waves Instruction
When reading literature, it is essential for students to investigate characterization. When they begin to understand the author’s process for developing characters, they are able to visualize characters and dive deeper into the text. This engaging
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
$5.49
157 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
In this detailed, common-core aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about biography writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write biographical sketches about a classmate. In their biographies they’ll include
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.6, RI.5.10, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6, W.4.10, SL.7.1, SL.8.6, L.6.1...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle and Do resource is designed to help students learn about 12 nonfiction text features. First, they’ll “DOODLE” as they complete engaging doodle notes about each text feature. Then, they’ll practice identifying, creating, reading, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RI.5.4, RI.5.10, RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
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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
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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:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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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76 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 39 words associated with nonfiction. Students will learn about types of nonfiction, kinds of nonfiction writing, nonfiction text features, nonfiction text structures and additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.5, RI.6.10, L.4.4, L.4.4c, L.4.6, L.5.4, L.5.4c, L.5.6, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.4c...
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155 ratings
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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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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, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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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89 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for morning work, ELA homework, or daily warm-ups that will instantly engage your students? Then, you’re going to love these This or That Warm-Ups designed for students in grades 3-5. Not only are they Common Core aligned, they're also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$5.99
119 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Clothes Hanger Book Report works with any fiction book! It’s incredibly detailed, so students can complete every aspect of this project independently! First, students complete a draft packet while reading their books.They’ll fill the packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1...
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49 ratings
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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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