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By Ruth S.
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 speech, verb tenses,
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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
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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 decide which situations apply to the
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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
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Do you want to keep your students focused as they watch movies in class? I created these movie review sheets for just that reason. There are student sheets for literature types of movies that require that the kids look for certain story elements
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COLOR THE STATES These fun activities will help your students become more familiar with the U.S. state's names, capitals, shapes and locations. I created this packet a number of years ago because many of my students couldn't even recognize the
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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
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FACTS or OPINIONS You Decide Packet Students often have difficulty distinguishing between fact and opinion. These worksheets help them understand the differences. There are a variety of activities for a wide range of learners. Answers are
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French and Indian War Assessment. This package includes 23 questions that are: written response, cause/effect, matching, multiple choice, true/false, and fill in the blanks. Students must complete a page to explain how much and the way they studied.
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Thanksgiving Five Kernels of Corn Activities "Five Kernels of Corn" is an unforgettable story of the hardships that the Pilgrims endured when they first came to the New World.It's based on authentic accounts at that time. Five kernels of corn
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These are meaningful and personal activities that I created for my students because I never found an all inclusive published version. This 9 page packet includes: a survey for students to use to interview a veteran or someone who's lived during a
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Need current topics to stir up interesting and exciting debates or to use as persuasive writing assignments in your class? There are 48 topics in this packet that will create lively discussions/debates that kids relate to. Many are topics currently
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These are ready to print worksheets that students can use to research any culture or country. Activities include: note taking sheets for information about the components of culture such as food, shelter, clothing, beliefs, music/dance, art. Others
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ABC Book Template for All Ages Teachers often think that ABC books are only for primary grades. I've successfully used ABC templates with middle school students for many different projects including science, social studies, geography, creative
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Government Issues Survey This government issues survey is a great activity to get your students thinking seriously about the issues that face our country. They use the survey sheet to ask friends, relatives and peers about the issues. Tally them
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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 the time,students fold the papers in half, vertically, so that just the name or "definition" is showing.
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Why were the Articles of Confederation written and why was this document replaced by the U.S Constitution? The activities in my packet provide a variety of differentiated activities that encourage debates, discussions and research on the Web.
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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 join in the fun when they discover they're travel agents! All student worksheets, detailed instructions,
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Open ended responses are sometimes difficult to compose. This generic rubric spells out what's needed for students to write excellent responses. Also included are ideas of how to use this rubric. I'm a teacher/author and offer K -12 Language Arts,
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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 groups.This packet has 84 geography terms and their definitions. Included are easy to assemble instructions
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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.