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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Autumn and Fall Writing Papers As a Native New Englander, there’s always a heightened sense of excitement as summer wanes and the signs of autum...
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Looking for a new, different and fun way to have your students research U. S states? This project motivates even the most reluctant students to j...
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Do you have enough time to create complete packets of student worksheets for all the books you read with your students? My ready to print works...
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Similes, Metaphors and More Activities Packet This packet of ready to print student worksheets is a great resource that can be ...
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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 Core Figurative Language Common Core Standard Reading Figurative Language worksheets can be used with any story or book! There are three...
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Shiloh Student Worksheets This story is written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. These Shiloh worksheets work well with guided reading groups, liter...
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One of my best sellers! Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or capitalize common nouns? These common and proper noun work...
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Common and Proper Nouns Student Worksheets Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or they capitalize many c...
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Are your students still not sure what facts are most important, when they read nonfiction text? This worksheet is a valuable teaching tool and ...
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Design a hybrid car! Play an Environmental Match Game! Draw or paste pictures on a Recycle, Reduce, Reuse poster! Research animals and add the in...
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This worksheet asks students to make predictions and to decide what strategies they used. It can be used with any book or story. Great for center...
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This is a great Earth Day or nutrition, healthy foods activity. Discuss healthy foods with your students and what choices they should make in ord...
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This non-fiction student worksheet template is best used with non-fiction books, autobiographies, biographies, articles and fact based texts. I...
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When the first crocus bloom in my New England garden, it's time to do Haiku poetry with my students! The photos and images are my own. Complete...
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Kids love learning about Ireland as they work on these ready to print worksheets. This packet can be used in Language Arts and/or social studies ...
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Download these ready to print student worksheets to teach or review the prefixes, UN and RE. My cover says there are two worksheets. There are t...
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Over the years, I've surveyed my students to see what kinds of books they love to read. I remember one day when my fifth grade teacher introduced...
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Do you need activities that are connected to your Language Arts curricula that will keep your kids focused and involved during the excitement and...
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Creating this cute CVC mini-book is fun! The kids have to add initial consonants to make words. The next step is to glue them to templates includ...
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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.