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By Brenda's Brainstorms
This informative PowerPoint game will explain a great deal about a little-understood learning difference: DYSLEXIA. Five question categories include: Fact vs Myth; Warning Signs; Research; Famous People; and Accommodations.
Subjects:
Reading, For Administrators, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Multimedia, Cooperative Learning, Professional Development
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Two rounds of questions, including math, science, English, social studies, and arts & humanities; based upon the Governor's Cup format; 70 questions in all; can be used as academic trivia or games.
Subjects:
Visual Arts, For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
This multicultural look at Christmas traditions includes questions about Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
This light-hearted activity combines holiday tunes with language arts concepts: word choice; number words; rhyming; capitalization & punctuation; and vocabulary. It is an effective way to build word recall skills in students of all ability
Subjects:
Reading, Music, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Cooperative Learning, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Art / drawing activity: Enjoy doing a step-by-step drawing of Martin; Language Arts activities include an acrostic puzzle using meaningful vocabulary, a reading-in-context cloze "I Have a Dream" speech, and creative cloud writing / sketching
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Arts), Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Ready-made, 82-word list; complete with part of speech, etymology, definition, and sentence for each word; definitions (in the form of synonyms) and words taken from American Heritage Student Thesaurus; a Rounds Record sheet is included; also find
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
This Thanksgiving lesson plan includes step-by-step drawing instruction (using boxes) to enhance either an art or classroom teacher's lesson. Also included are language arts activities: adjectives; Thanksgiving acrostic poem writing; alphabetization
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Do a step-by-step drawing of kids raising the flag on a flagpole; create your own patriotic ABC poem for Veterans Day; interview a veteran and then write and share; practice a cursive message; think of ways to help a veteran.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Draw a turkey chef, step by step; compare pumpkin recipes and answer comprehension questions; work an Ingredients Crossword Puzzle; create your own recipe; and practice writing a cursive Thanksgiving message.
Subjects:
Reading, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Draw Pilgrim and Native American kids, frame by frame; read and create a poem for two voices about the first Thanksgiving; find a mystery word, using a compass rose, and following multi-step directions; write a cursive Thanksgiving message; and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Open your imagination. Find out ways to create drawings of animals and people, using triangles.
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Open your imagination. Find out ways to draw Christmas surprises, using circles.
Subjects:
Reading, Visual Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Kids of all ages will enjoy creating people and animals with oval shapes, using step-by-step frames. Add captions, if desired. These easy-to-follow drawings are perfect for independent use - or for a classroom setting.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Other (Arts), Art
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Drawing animals and people from HEART shapes has never been so easy. Valentine card ideas abound - frame by frame.
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Valentine's Day, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Draw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, with step-by-step examples by Fran Riddell. Enjoy a memory game entitled Presidents Concentration, based upon an original poem by Brenda McCray, including a stanza for each president.
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Presidents' Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Ready-made, 90-word list; complete with part of speech, etymology, definition, and sentence for each word; book references from Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary; a Rounds Record Sheet is included; also find Rules to Be Read Aloud at Bee Time
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Become familiar with aspects of dyslexia such as myths, warning signs, research, famous people with the learning difference, and accommodations. This second in a series of Jeopardy activities is suitable in a number of academic settings.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Professional Development
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
Four original poems depict the feelings of a child with dyslexia - or a family member of someone with the learning difference. Illustrate in the doodle boxes as you read or listen to: "My Brother Has Dyslexia"; "Red is Not My Favorite Color"; "What
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Cooperative Learning, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
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By Brenda's Brainstorms
This original poem provides facts - some fun and little-known and some meaningful - about all 45 presidents. It could serve as a springboard to learn more about people who have achieved greatness.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For the past 6+ years, I have worked as a dyslexia consultant / reading specialist / tutor. Prior to that, I was a classroom teacher in music and 4th grade - but primarily 3rd grade. In addition, I am a piano instructor and church musician. I recently served as vice president and events coordinator for the International Dyslexia Association - Kentucky Branch.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I adjust my teaching style to meet the educational needs of each child. I use the Barton Reading & Spelling method for children with dyslexia but supplement with games and Smart Board activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

As Elementary Academic Coach for 3 years, my team received 1st place in the district and 2nd place in the region for two years straight.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have attended 4 universities: University of Kentucky, Tennessee Tech, Memphis State, and Eastern Kentucky University, where I received an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education P-5 and Master's Degree in Reading & Writing K-12.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have coordinated a 14-school Diocese of Lexington Spelling Bee for 11 years straight. I also assess for dyslexia and provide encouragement and advocacy to parents, teachers, administrators, and the students themselves. I give dyslexia simulations monthly so that people can see what it feels like to have the learning difference. In August of 2016, I started a group called the DYNAMOS - for kids with learning differences to get together each month and participate in activities to search out a talent or interest; thus, my motto.

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