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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Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry Activities in this packet include: An article with questions provide students with background ...
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Novel Response Task Cards All activities can be used with any book or story. The activities were designed for multi-levels and promote critical ...
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Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets Included activities are for:personification, metaphor, simile, idiom,
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Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet Activities include: character trait charts, written response sheets for subjects such as bullying,f...
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Bloom Ball Reports A Bloom Ball report is based on Blooms Taxonomy that encourages higher level thinking. Your students will h...
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Hatchet Student Worksheets Worksheets include: plot, setting, characters, connections, essays, reflections, thought provoking q...
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NonFiction Bingo Students learn the text features of nonfiction as they have fun playing Bingo! Run a weekly B...
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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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Fairy tales are a lot of fun! This is one of my most popular and best selling products. This 13 page packet explores the elements of fairy tales...
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Common Core Standards Reading Themes Common Core Standard Reading theme worksheets and activities can be used with any story or book! Worksheets...
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One of my best sellers! From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg My ready to print student worksheet packets sav...
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Nonfiction Detective Task Cards are fun! Use with nonfiction books, articles or textbooks. There are pre-reading, while reading...
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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. This 18 page packet of student worksheets includes: plot, characters, setting, an extensive vocabulary ...
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Maniac Magee Task Cards Activities include thought provoking open ended and opinion questions, literal and inferential questions, art activities...
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Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets Activities include: sequencing, plot, setting, characters, character trait chart, letter writing, predic...
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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...
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Hoot Student Worksheets Hoot by Carl Hiaasen received the 2002 Newbery Honor Book Award and for good reason. Some endangered burrowing owls are ...
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Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Worksheets Best seller! My ready to print student worksheet packets save teachers time! These self explanatory,...
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Design a Game Book Report This is a perfect book report to get your students excited about reading and learn about different genre! Ready to pr...
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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.