Hey, Teacher of Extreme Awesomeness!
Want to make Writing EASY and SUPER FUN? We have 4 easy steps.
WATCH. TALK. BUILD. WRITE.
SO, HOW DOES IT WORK?
WATCH THIS VIDEO!
Speaking and Listening is a critical skill for all kids, and an area often overlooked in developmental programs for low language learners. Oral rehearsal is key in developing oral language proficiency, writing proficiency, and reading fluency. Students collaborate with Brain Buddies and talk through their ideas and plans. They use Academic Language, Total Physical Response (TPR), other trusted strategies to rehearse their thinking before it becomes words on a page.
THIS PROGRAM IS IDEAL FOR K-3rd graders.
3 words. Plug And Play. Easy implementation for teachers, interventionists, para-professionals, and even volunteers. Your students will love watching our short interactive instructional videos. Each video teaches students a standards-aligned lesson that focus on the 4 areas of English Language Arts (ELA) - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. To deliver this, we use a hands-on approach with the LEGO® materials kids love. Check out this sample video.
THIS PROGRAM IS IDEAL FOR K-3rd graders.
Finally, its time to write. We tell them by this time, they have already "written" the story. Its just time to get it down on paper. WOW! The confidence you can feel in the room is almost palpable. Students become confident writers when they have already rehearsed everything they wanted to say before they saw the paper and pencil. Students learn that their ideas matter!
Students build their ideas with engaging hands-on materials. They retell events in a story. They build various components of narrative writing in isolation (character, setting, tone, etc). They also create their own stories from scratch. Our approach teaches kids what they need to know and be able to do-while being engaged more than ever before. Our program gets kiddos actively engaged in the writing process.
AND WHAT'S INCLUDED?
The Brainiacs Essential Starter Kit includes:
- 10 Brainiacs Instructional Videos for the KIDS
- 10 Facilitator Plans (Digital) for the TEACHER
- Activity Sheets for the KIDS
- 400+ pieces LEGO Starter Set curated by Tara (Recently increased from 300 pieces)
- 3 BONUS videos, facilitation guides and activity sheets
All Brainiacs Learning Lab products come with access to a special Membership Site with Quick Start guides, In-depth program information, and online access to videos, facilitation guides, and sample lessons.
We have INCLUDED a starter LEGO kit in this package. Each kit is slightly different. There will be approximately 400+ pieces in each bag of LEGOS. This is the PERFECT amount for Literacy Centers.
If you would like to add more LEGO kits, visit our online store! We purchase directly from LEGO. We do not mark up the cost. We simply make it easier for you.
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS IDEAL FOR K-3rd graders.
AUTHENTIC LEARNING. Students innate writing that matters to them. And we know that when students have ownership of their learning, it lasts.
EASY. This gives ALL students in the classroom access to innovative and creative programing without giving the teacher something extra to do.
INTENTIONAL. Our instruction brings in best practices that have been known yield high pay-offs for student learning and transfer and application of skill.
THAT'S NOT ALL....
Standards. Students benefit from academically rigorous activities that do not have the look and feel of “traditional classroom learning”. Kids will read more, write more and talk more.Brainiacs Learning Lab provides an academically-rich program and applies it in such a way that students learn without even realizing it.
Engagement. Fewer eyes roll. Fewer groans. More smiles. More engagement. Students learning the standards faster, transferring knowledge from our program to core classroom instruction.
Self-Confidence. Students who have the opportunity to participate in our program demonstrate increased confidence and decreased reluctance to learning.
21st Century skills. Our students are actively engaged in problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills during EVERY LESSON.