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By Ruth S.
Figurative Language Chart and Student WorksheetsIncluded are activities for: personification, metaphor, simile, idiom, hyperbole, oxymoron, cliche, alliteration, imagery and onomatopoeia.Figurative Language Chart and Student WorksheetsWorksheets
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.5a, L.5.5a, L.6.5a, L.7.5a
$7.95
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By Ruth S.
Number the StarsNumber the Stars student worksheets in this literature guide include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect,conflict/resolution, figurative language, response to text, vocabulary by chapter, parts of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5...
$12.85
214
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By Ruth S.
Bloom Ball Reports A Bloom Ball report is based on Blooms Taxonomy that encourages higher level thinking. Your students will have fun as they work together to write, draw, cut out and glue the edges of the circles together to make these colorful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$9.85
191
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By Ruth S.
Nonfiction BingoPlaying Nonfiction Bingo games helps students learn how to identify nonfiction text features and reinforces the features as they read nonfiction articles and text. Included in this packet are:4 pages markers 20 different Bingo
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.95
202
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By Ruth S.
Hatchet Student Worksheets Worksheets include: plot, setting, characters and character traits, connections, essays, reflections, thought provoking questions, response to text, themes, five senses, predictions, rising/falling actions and climax,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$10.80
115
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By Ruth S.
FIRST TEN AMENDMENTS BILL OF RIGHTS Get your students excited about the first ten amendments of the Constitution as they read situations they can relate to. This packet includes a chart of the first ten amendments and worksheets that ask them to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Printables
$5.75
98
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By Ruth S.
Book Report Trifold Use With Any Book Included are: plot, setting, characters, connections (text to text, text to self, text to world, themes, conflict/resolution, cause/effect, rising/falling actions/climax, and three main events. These book
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4
$6.75
146
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By Ruth S.
Behavior and Classroom Management Forms for Teachers Are you looking for an easy way to keep track of students who don't follow school rules? Or how to help students who just don't seem to know how to organize or keep track of their assignments? My
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Homework, Classroom Forms
$6.95
98
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By Ruth S.
Book or Story Response Task CardsMy book or story response task cards can be used with any book or story. Teachers love them because they can be used year to year with a wide range of readers! The activities were designed for multi-levels to promote
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2
$9.80
208
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By Ruth S.
Poetry Task Cards Do you have students who just don't like to write poetry? These 27 Poetry Task Cards can be used to create poetry packets, as center activities or to model different types of poetry. Each card has a definition, example and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$8.90
131
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By Ruth S.
Design a Game Book Report This is a perfect book report to get your students excited about reading other books and learn about different genre. It's an easy, fun way to differentiate instruction! Perfect for any genre! There are 25 pages of ready
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Printables
$8.35
86
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By Ruth S.
Maniac Magee Novel Study Literature Guide This literature guide include: character trait charts, written response sheets for subjects such as bullying, fortunate/unfortunate events in Maniac's life, similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$8.90
113
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By Ruth S.
Maniac Magee Task Cards Activities include thought provoking open ended and opinion questions,literal and inferential questions, art activities, themes, cartoons, bullying, comparisons, and much more. These can be used during reading and after
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3
$8.80
79
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By Ruth S.
One of my best sellers! Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or capitalize common nouns? These common and proper noun worksheets will help them remember how to identify these two types of nouns. Aligned with the Common
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Posters
$5.50
40
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By Ruth S.
Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Worksheets Worksheets include: characters, character changes throughout the story, plot, settings,themes, symbols, a note taking sheet, predictions, vocabulary, letter writing, connections, thought provoking
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.9, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.9
$9.95
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By Ruth S.
Hoot Student Worksheets Hoot by Carl Hiaasen received the 2002 Newbery Honor Book Award and for good reason. Some endangered burrowing owls are threatened by construction at Mother Paulas All-American Pancake House where the owls are discovered.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5
$9.75
71
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By Ruth S.
Bridge to Terabithia Literature Guide Novel Study Activities include: sequencing, plot, setting, characters, character trait chart, letter writing, predicting, five senses, vocabulary by chapter, quotations, symbolism, parts of speech, likenesses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.9
$11.25
85
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By Ruth S.
Fantasy Essential Elements Literature Unit {NO PREP} Students love fantasy novels! This 69 page ready to print packet can be used with any fantasy story or book. Aligned with the Common Core. Just print the pages and you're all set to go! There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$9.95
45
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By Ruth S.
Speling Activities to Use with any Spelling list Differentiated spelling activities instill a love of words, if presented in meaningful and sometimes, humorous ways. No more memorizing lists and lists of words. No more writing spelling words ten
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.75
61
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By Ruth S.
Figurative Language Similes, Metaphors and More! This packet of ready to print student worksheets is a great resource that can be used year to year to reinforce figurative language. Included are worksheets for alliteration, similes, metaphors,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b, L.5.3a, L.5.4c, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5
$8.85
56
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut and have served on ELA and history curricula committees. I was the Connecticut representative on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board and appeared on ABC's "Good Morning, America", to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. Working with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments, was an incredible experience! For ten years, I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. We also participated in NASA's/Lockheed Mission System's "Space Day" held at the Mall, in Washington, D.C. where my students had the amazing opportunity to speak with space experts, like John Glenn, Homer Hickum and others.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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. I'm a firm believer of Howard Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I always try to integrate art, music and hands on activities in my lessons whenever possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yes, I've received awards and have been honored for various accomplishments over the years, but personally, the greatest honor is to teach and encourage children to "reach for the stars" in order for them to recognize their talents and potential.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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. I shared several of my innovative projects with K-12 educators, from New England, Canada and other countries. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles, including a 250 page manuscript that will be printed in France next spring. I was retained by NASA as an author, in 2009, and write articles about various space topics for K-12 levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles are published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. My current project is researching and writing a historical fiction novel about the Great Depression for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans with with other educators.

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