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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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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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Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, has always been one of my students’ favorite books! This is a total makeover of my original packet and now h...
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This handy chart is a great way to reinforce figurative language terms and definitions. Have your students keep this as a reference during writin...
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One of my best sellers! Use these templates year to year for any subject! IMPORTANT - This packet has been modified and updated. Anyone who has ...
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Best Seller! Don't you love Maniac Magee? I do! These 32 pages of self explanatory, ready to print student worksheets are designed to encourage ...
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Best seller! Have you spent hours and hours creating worksheets for novels that your students read? I have! That's a reason I decided to share m...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.