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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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This is one of my MOST popular products and has been for over five years! There are sixty activities, five per card that can be used with any bo...
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Best Seller! Do you have students who just don't like to write poetry? These 27 Poetry Activity Task Cards can be used to create poetry packets, ...
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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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One of my best sellers! Aligned with the Common Core L.4.5 and L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nu...
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PLEASE NOTE: Common Core codes and standards are not listed for or on these cards. The cards can be used as a review of some of the Common Core ...
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A top seller for Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Your students will love these activities! There are twenty cards with 100 activities, 5 per card...
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A best seller! Use these versatile literature response cards with small groups, at literacy stations, during class discussions or for journal wri...
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These task cards can be used in a variety of ways. The activities can stimulate discussions and help students brainstorm for details about books ...
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One of my very popular Vocabulary Detective Task Card Contests! Run weekly contests using these simile,metaphor and personification cards! Kids ...
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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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A best seller! Petra and Calder attempt to find the missing Vermeer painting.These 65 stimulating comprehension activities make kids think out o...
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Included in this packet are sets of adjective and adverb task cards. These ready to print cards can be laminated for future use. Use them as a ca...
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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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This is the fourth in my series of Vocabulary Detective task cards! As students read books in class, they look for pronouns, prepositions and con...
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Keep creativity alive in the classroom! It's important to provide our students with creative writing activities. Teaching to the test takes up a ...
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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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Another Vocabulary Detective Task Card contest! Run weekly contests using these common nouns, proper nouns and contraction cards! Kids find th...
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These flashcards will help reinforce the definitions of the parts and functions of plants and flowers. Easy to cut out and laminate. Use as a pra...
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Boo! I LOVE creating Halloween activities! These ready to print Halloween task cards and writing activities motivate students who alway say the...
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Use these 84 Common Core words and phrase cards to help your students understand the meanings of informational text. Laminate them and use them t...
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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.