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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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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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Please note: This packaged has been updated on 2/3/ 2014. If you've purchased it, you may download it again, free of charge. :) Students learn t...
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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...
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Are you looking for nonfiction worksheets, for your students, that can be used with any nonfiction text? The “Find it, Check it” pages have...
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Nonfiction Detective Task cards are fun! Use with nonfiction books, articles or textbooks. There are pre-reading, while reading and post reading...
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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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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...
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These are ready to print worksheets that students can use to research any culture or country. Activities include: note taking sheets for informat...
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French and Indian War Assessment. This package includes 23 questions that are: written response, cause/effect, matching, multiple choice, true/fa...
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Students research an inventor and his or her invention. Generic worksheets include: biographical information about the inventor, questions about ...
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Students are usually hesitant to give oral book reports. Use my humorous method of teaching HOW to give an oral report and they'll soon change th...
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NOTE: This packet has been updated. It has a new look and includes more activities as well as two posters. Student friendly websites have also be...
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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...
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Post these colorful mini signs around the room to remind kids what questions to ask as they're reading and writing. Included are: WHO WHAT WHY WH...
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Open ended responses are sometimes difficult to compose. This generic rubric spells out what's needed for students to write excellent responses. ...
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This is a nine page packet of student worksheets that they can use when researching the seven wonders of the ancient and medieval worlds. There a...
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Have fun researching biomes with your students! This packet contains 23 pages of worksheets that includes: charts to enter data of the biomes,a s...
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Students will use a chart of facts to create a time line of important moon exploration events. Also included is a Moon KWL chart, moon activities...
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This is a great activity to get your students thinking seriously about the issues that face our country. They use the survey sheet to ask friend...
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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...
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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.