Brain Waves Instruction

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By Brain Waves Instruction
How many times are students asked to identify the main idea in a reading passage? You would think that they would be masters at finding the main the idea by now. However, many students still struggle with identifying the main idea and supporting
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, RL.8.10, RI.4.10, RI.5.10, RI.6.10, RI.7.10, CCRA.R.2
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Sequencing is one of the many skills that students need in order to comprehend what they read. That’s why this Sequencing Mini-Unit is the perfect addition to your English Language Arts instruction. Filled with sequencing passages, engaging
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.10, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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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...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Analogies provide opportunities to learn important critical thinking skills. That’s why it is important to not only teach students about what an analogy is, but how to solve an analogy. This fun and engaging 3-day All About Analogies mini-unit is
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Minilessons
$4.99
135 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Nonfiction Reading: The articles in this resource are also in this larger NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES INTERACTIVE UNIT. It’s filled with 6 highly engaging lessons that will have students reading informational passages, but also mastering nonfiction
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, 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...
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88 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This Doodle Vocabulary resource will introduce your students to 36 words associated with poetry. Students will not only learn the new vocabulary words, they’ll also showcase their learning with doodles! A poetry vocabulary quiz is included! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.5.6, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.6.6, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.7.6, L.8.5...
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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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