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Ruth S.
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United States - Connecticut - Northford
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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Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry This packet is aligned with the Common Core for grades 4, 5 and 6 (Informational Test and Literacy Standards) t...
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Bloom Ball Reports A Bloom Ball report is based on Blooms Taxonomy that encourages higher level thinking. Your students will have fun as they w...
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One of my best sellers! Aligned with the Common Core. This 12 page packet includes lessons of how to teach irregular and participle forms of ver...
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Use this grammar assessment as a diagnostic or end of the year assessment, as a teaching tool or practice for mandatory state tests. Aligned wit...
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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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These prefix worksheets contain prefixes such as: ante, anti, circum, inter, pre, post, sub, super, semi,dis,co, trans and more. Students must in...
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Ready to print worksheets and syllables chart to help your students understand syllables and how to decode words. Included are: Syllables rules...
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Common and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common Core Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns? These common and proper noun, ...
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This 14 page subject and predicate packet includes: worksheets for both simple and complete subjects and predicates. There are pages that student...
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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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Scoot Fun! Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs Scoot Fun! Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs is a popular, fast paced game that provides teachers w...
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Adjective Adverb Game {Common Core Supplement} This adjectives and adverbs game is a fun way for your students to review these parts of speech. ...
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Scoot Fun! Subjects and Predicates Scoot Fun Subjects and Predicates is a popular, fast paced game that provides teachers with a different way ...
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Kids love games! This common and proper nouns game is a fun way for your students to review nouns. Included in the packet: Colorful game board...
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Common and Proper Nouns Student Worksheets Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or they capitalize many common nouns? Th...
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Adjective and Adverb Task Cards Included in this packet are sets of adjective and adverb task cards. These ready to print cards can be laminated...
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Homophones Are Fun Students often confuse common homonyms that are used in their daily writing like the words wear, where, there, their and they...
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These open ended response cards can be used to prompt class discussions or as writing prompts as your students read books in class. They can be c...
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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.