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By BrainyCats Learning
If you live in Texas, all roads lead to the STAAR test. This resource, which contains two original reading passages, will engage your students and help them review literary non-fiction as we head into our end-of-the-year testing season. It's also
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.75
43 ratings
3.9
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By BrainyCats Learning
This resource contains problems from the 13 Readiness Standards for Grade 8 Mathematics in Texas. Since problems from the Readiness Standards make up about 60 – 65% of the STAAR test, this makes an ideal take-home review for the test, or a great
Subjects:
Math Test Prep
Grades:
8th
Types:
Test Prep
$4.50
44 ratings
4.0
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By BrainyCats Learning
Are your students ready for the STAAR test? Help them review graphical elements, poetic technique, and more with the aid of this resource. A PowerPoint is included to guide them through note-taking, a practice poem, and independent review. This
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$4.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By BrainyCats Learning
This resource was designed for use as a review for paired text questions on the 7th grade STAAR Reading test. It also allows students to individually review fiction and informational text. Other STAAR resources can be found in my store, BrainyCats
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
UPDATED ON JANUARY 21, 2017!! SECOND INFORMATIONAL TEXT. Informational text, word puzzles and other fun activities for Inauguration Day or any unit involving the election process in the US. Observe January 20 with these fun and educational
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
41 ratings
3.9
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By BrainyCats Learning
This product was designed to help 7th grade students review for their STAAR Writing test, but would also be great throughout the year. Use it any time you need a no-prep activity for a sub or want to give your students a little extra writing
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
21 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
This resource was designed for use as a review for drama questions on the 7th grade STAAR Reading test. Other STAAR resources can be found in my store, BrainyCats Learning Store BEFORE PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ THROUGH THE
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Scripts
$3.75
8 ratings
4.0
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By BrainyCats Learning
Be ready for Friday the Thirteenth or any day with this bundle of thirteen reading, math, science and history activities. This package contains thirteen different activities from all four core classes for you to use for centers, early finishers,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.50
19 ratings
4.0
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By BrainyCats Learning
This resource includes an assortment of math, reading, writing and critical thinking activities, all involving different aspects of the 52nd Super Bowl on February 4. It's perfect for upper elementary and middle school students who need activities
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Word Problems, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$4.25
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.96 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Students need to understand the difference between fact, opinion and commonplace assertion, so they don't fall into the trap of believing everything they read on the Internet, or hear on television or radio or podcasts. This product was designed to
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.25
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (8.06 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Are you trying to get your students to connect with what they read? This informational text about Friday the 13th will capture student attention and engage critical thinking. High-level comprehension questions at the end of the reading will help
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.8, RI.6.1, RI.7.4
$3.50
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.64 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Just in time for cold and flu season, with its accompanying need for emergency sub plans, it's a bundle of my most popular informational texts. Each of these eight texts comes with a set of comprehension questions, along with a no-prep activity.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$9.50
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.47 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Challenge your students with this 1000 L informational text about superstitions, then keep them engaged with vocabulary building activities. The packet also includes an expository writing prompt styled after those on the STAAR test for grade 7.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.46 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
This slope and y-intercept Escape Room gives students a chance to race against the clock and each other while trying to escape a locked room -- all while practicing how to find slopes, intercepts, and equations. Escape rooms harness the natural
Subjects:
Algebra, Graphing
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Google Apps
$5.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By BrainyCats Learning
Every US History student is expected to know the names of prominent Federalists and Anti-Federalists, weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and why we have a Bill of Rights, This fun, 20-minute reader's theater script allow students to
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
10 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Final Four, Sweet Sixteen, March Madness, the Big Dance. Every March, these terms pepper our conversation as focus shifts to the NCAA basketball tournament. Use the excitement surrounding this popular sporting event to engage students in
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
10 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (2.98 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Escape rooms harness the natural competitive nature of middle-school students to encourage them to work cooperatively and to use critical thinking and comprehension skills to complete a series of tasks which allow them to succeed. This product
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$5.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By BrainyCats Learning
Halloween is an exciting holiday for many middle-schoolers. Help your students improve their reading comprehension, poetry analysis, and vocabulary skills by using their love of the holiday to engage them with this packet of entertaining literary
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By BrainyCats Learning
Having a student who is both new to the United States and new to the English language can be a little daunting for teachers. This resource, which I’ve used with my 7th and 8th grade Newcomers classes, is full of ideas, activities, and word work
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Posters
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.67 MB)
By BrainyCats Learning
Teachers of Beginning and Intermediate level language learners will be able to help their students make connections between words in math problems and the arithmetic operations needed to solve those problems. The activities in this packet also
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.1, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.68 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught math at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Currently, I teach all four core subjects to Newcomer ESL students in the 7th and 8th grades, and tutor college-level students in College Algebra, Composition, Psychology, Environmental Science, and Elementary Education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is somewhere between Demonstrator and Facilitator, depending on the situation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduate Teaching Award finalist -- Kansas University Work-in-Progress Honorable Mention -- SCBWI

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Texas Christian University ( BS in Medical Technology, minor in Math) Graduate Kansas University (MA in Mathematics)

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