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By Ruth S.
Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets Included are activities for: personification, metaphor, simile, idiom, hyperbole, oxymoron, cliche, alliteration, imagery and onomatopoeia. Figurative Language Chart and Student
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
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By Ruth S.
Number the Stars Number 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...
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By Ruth S.
Nonfiction Bingo Playing 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
186 ratings
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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
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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
185 ratings
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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
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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
109 ratings
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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
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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
111 ratings
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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
77 ratings
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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
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126 ratings
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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
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By Ruth S.
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg literature guide. My ready to print student worksheet packets save teachers time! These self explanatory, student worksheets are designed to encourage students to become
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
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74 ratings
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By Ruth S.
NonFiction Find It and Check It Are you looking for a way to familiarize your students with nonfiction text? Aligned with the Common Core, this packet of ready to print student worksheets has nonfiction feature lists that help students easily
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Ruth S.
Do you want to keep your students focused as they watch videos in class? How many times have you noticed students talking or totally distracted when they watch a video? Do they take the videos, seriously? Without specific tasks to guide them,
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Movie Guides
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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
75 ratings
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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
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By Ruth S.
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. Students rewrite traditional fairy tales as modern ones, (Fairy Tale Makeovers) write an interview
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$8.45
67 ratings
3.9
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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
62 ratings
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By Ruth S.
Common Core Standards Reading Themes Common Core Standard Reading theme worksheets and activities can be used with any story or book! Worksheets require students state themes from books or stories they're reading and then find evidence that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2
$5.25
70 ratings
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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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