Ruth S.
 (2,655)
United States - Connecticut - Northford
Ruth S.
3.9
3,568 votes
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn".
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
Please Rate Me!
YOU SELECTED
CATEGORY:
CUSTOM CATEGORIES
  • American History
4.0
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry Activities in this packet include: An article with questions provide students with background ...
$11.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Bloom Ball Reports A Bloom Ball report is based on Blooms Taxonomy that encourages higher level thinking. Your students will h...
$9.25
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Get your students excited about the first ten amendments to the Constitution as they read situations they can relate to. This packet includes a c...
$5.75
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
Are you looking for nonfiction worksheets, for your students, that can be used with any nonfiction text? The “Find it, Check it” pages have non...
$5.75
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
COLOR THE STATES These fun activities will help your students become more familiar with the U.S. state's names, capitals, shapes and locations. ...
$7.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Do you want to keep your students focused as they watch movies in class? I created these movie review sheets for just that reason. There are stu...
$4.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
These are meaningful and personal activities that I created for my students because I never found an all inclusive published version. This 9 page...
$5.50
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
Need current topics to stir up interesting and exciting debates or to use as persuasive writing assignments in your class? There are 48 topics in...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
These are ready to print worksheets that students can use to research any culture or country. Activities include: note taking sheets for informat...
$5.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
French and Indian War Assessment. This package includes 23 questions that are: written response, cause/effect, matching, multiple choice, true/fa...
$3.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Thanksgiving Five Kernels of Corn Activities "Five Kernels of Corn" is an unforgettable story of the hardships that the Pilgrims endured when t...
$6.25
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
ABC Book Template for All Ages Teachers often think that ABC books are only for primary grades. I've successfully used ABC templates with middle...
$4.50
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
FACTS or OPINIONS You Decide Packet Students often have difficulty distinguishing between fact and opinion. These worksheets help them understan...
$4.25
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
Use these Revolutionary War flash cards (16 pages) of notable people of the War, as a review for assessments. They can be laminated but most of t...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
3.9
Open ended responses are sometimes difficult to compose. This generic rubric spells out what's needed for students to write excellent responses. ...
$2.75
Digital Download
3.9
3.8
Do you need a history test but just don't have the time to put one together? This test covers basic questions about the Constitution, Bill of R...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.8
4.0
Why were the Articles of Confederation written and why was this document replaced by the U.S Constitution? The activities in my packet provide a ...
$6.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Flashcards are a great study tool for quizzes and tests! Assign ten per night to learn or have your students study them with friends in small gro...
$4.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Government Issues Survey This government issues survey is a great activity to get your students thinking seriously about the issues that face ou...
$3.75
Digital Download
4.0
3.8
This 11 page packet has a fill in the blank activity for King's I Have a Dream speech. A word bank is provided for students.There are vocabulary ...
$3.75
Digital Download
3.8
Showing 1-20 of 29

Ratings

Digital Items
3.9
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
3.9
Practicality:
3.9
Thoroughness:
3.9
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
Hard Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
Used Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Item as Advertised:

3.9
Total:
3,568 total vote(s)
Ask Ruth S. a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut. I also served on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board as the Connecticut State Rep and appeared on "Good Morning, America" in 1993, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. I worked closely with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments. I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher for ten years. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. One of the posters was signed by all students in our school, teachers, parents and the Board of Ed. It returned from space, and was hung in the school's Media Center.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning must be a personal and exciting experience for students. I have fun teaching and believe that humor is an essential part of the classroom. A teacher must be able to laugh at herself and with her students. I'm a firm believer in Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I integrate art, music and hands on activities into all of my lessons. It's essential that students learn how to make connections, predict outcomes and use their analytical skills and strategies in order to comprehend text. My students work cooperatively in small groups to share ideas and to brainstorm for answers. They constantly use self assessment tools to track their comprehension, skills and strategies.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Educational background - B.S., Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, two Masters Degrees

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For four years, I was a guest presenter at the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) convention in Providence, Rhode Island, where I taught educators from New England, Canada and other countries about my innovative projects for grades K-12. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles for local newspapers. I also edited a 250 page manuscript that will be published in France this fall. Recently, I wrote articles and created activities about various space topics for NASA's "Student Signatures in Space" program. They were written on the elementary, middle and high school levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles were published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. I'm currently finishing two historical fiction novels for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans that I've developed over the years with other educators.