Ruth S.
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Ruth S.
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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn".
 
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Novel Response Task Cards All activities can be used with any book or story. Many are aligned with the Common Core.
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Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets Included activities are for:personification, metaphor, simile, idiom,
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Book Report Trifold Use With Any Book Included are: plot, setting, characters, connections (text to text, text to self, text to...
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Poetry Task Cards Do you have students who just don't like to write poetry? These 27 Poetry Activity Task Cards
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Similes, Metaphors and More Activities Packet This packet of ready to print student worksheets is a great resource that can be...
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This is one of my best sellers! Perfect packet to align with the Common Core! Students who write narrative stories in primary grades often need ...
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Common Core Figurative Language Common Core Standard Reading Figurative Language worksheets can be used with any story or book! There are three...
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Stopping by Woods Robert Frost. Being a Native New Englander, I always look forward to reading and interpreting this poem each year with my stu...
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Beatles Lyrics Figurative Language Fun! This is a real hit with kids and one of my best sellers! Play some Beatles tunes prior to giving your ...
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Have you noticed that your students sometimes do not know how to spell the plural forms of nouns? This 10 page packet includes: one student refe...
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Snowball Synonyms is a fun, hands on craftivity project! Students cut and paste the synonyms on snowballs, then write sentences using some of the...
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North Pole Headline News Doesn't it seem like creativity in the classroom, is on the back burner these days? I, for one, encoura...
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Display these colorful question signs in your classroom. Signs include: WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHEN and HOW There is also one sign with the word...
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Common Core ELA Informational Text RI.5.1 - RI.5.10 Posters Display these colorful Common Core ELA informational text posters with an animal the...
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Creative Writing 48 Task Cards Keep creativity alive in the classroom! It's important to provide our students with creative writing activities. ...
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Great graphic organizers to help your students organize their ideas! Take a stroll over to my blog, Teacher Park, where you'll find more teachin...
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Journal Prompts FREE Would you like prompts or discussion starters that students relate to? Do you have reluctant writers who s...
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Run weekly contests using these synonyms, homonyms, antonyms task cards. This is a valuable enrichment activity for word structure. Complete inst...
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Snowball Antonym fun! Ready to print student worksheets. Use for centers or small groups! A fun craftivity project! Students cut out the snowball...
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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.

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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.