Ruth S.
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NOTE: This packet has been updated and created with new software. If you've purchased it, you may download it again, free of charge. There are now 20 pages. New pages include a mini poster that can be displayed at centers. The pictures on the poster
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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 used year to year to reinforce figurative language. Included are worksheets for alliteration, similes, metaphors,
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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
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Brian's Winter Student Worksheets Worksheets include: Plot, setting, characters, themes, letter writing, making connections, predictions, five senses, rising, falling actions, climax, figurative language, cause/effect, tic tac toe, bookmarks,
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One of my best sellers! Teach Newton's laws of motion, by relating them to moves that basketball players make in a game! There is a student handout page that describes the laws and also worksheets that ask your students to decide which laws apply to
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Holes by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets Your students will unravel the mystery of Camp Green Lake and determine how the past is connected to the present by using my ready to print worksheets that include: plot, setting, characters, cause and
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Tiger Rising Ready to Print Student Worksheets This is my new 55 packet with ready to print student worksheets! Included are: plot setting, characters character traits, response to text, predictions, connections, figurative language, note
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Foundational Skills Task Cards These task cards are a perfect way to determine if your students have mastered foundational skills. You'll be amazed when you find that students in grades 4 and 5 often need a review of these important skills. This can
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Common Core Cause and Effect Student Worksheets Cause and Effect ready to print student worksheets.Use with any grade for practice, review or as an assessment to check mastery. Included in this packet: 2 ready to print, character worksheets, two
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Scoot Parts of Speech Scoot Parts of speech is a popular, fast paced game that provides teachers with a different way to assess students as they identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and record them on their answer sheets! Students love
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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
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This packet has various sequence activities that help you assess your students' ability to put things in order. I'm a teacher/author and offer Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, American History, Novel Packets, Grammar, Back to School,
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Use this grammar assessment as a diagnostic or end of the year assessment, as a teaching tool or practice for mandatory state tests. Aligned with the Common Core. Included are: Nouns, verbs and verb tenses, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns,
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Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea Common Core Standard Reading Main Idea worksheets can be used with any story or book! Included in this packet are student worksheets for: topic, main idea, and supporting details. The worksheets provide an
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Activities include: graphic organizers,assignments that include interactions with other characters, emotional connections, influences by environmental and social factors, change of viewpoint, three essays,
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Best seller! My ready to print student worksheet packets save teachers time! These self explanatory, student worksheets are designed to encourage students to become actively engaged readers through conversation and collaboration with their peers in
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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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Common and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common Core Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns? These common and proper noun, ready to print worksheets, will help them remember how to identify them. Aligns with Common Core
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This packet contains 12 pages of generic worksheets that can be used with any novel or piece of literature. Great for high school literature teachers or college students who are majoring in education. Topics covered include: stating prior
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Expository Writing Essentials This is one of my best sellers! Perfect packet to align with the Common Core! Students who write narrative stories in primary grades often need a transition to expository writing. These worksheets will help them
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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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