Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection

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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes book report forms for elementary primary students. It includes a form each for fiction, biography, and informational texts. I have included a photograph of samples done by second and third graders. The students love doing
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RF.3.4a, CCRA.L.1
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet offers three different book report forms for elementary intermediate students. It includes forms for fiction, biography, and informational texts. I have included a photograph of samples done by my third, fourth, and fifth graders. The
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RI.4.3
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes a full year of expository writing prompts each complete with its own graphic organizer web. There are 44 prompts which is more than enough for the normal 36 to 38 weeks of the school year. I have also provided two organizers
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.5, W.4.1a, W.4.1d, W.4.2a, W.4.2e
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes 56 reading comprehension question cards in color and the same 56 cards in black and black for fictional texts. The questions cover the major comprehension questions dealing with fiction, including characterization, theme, point
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes 52 common idioms that students will often encounter in reading. I have provided a place for the students to illustrate the literal meaning of the idiom, along with space to write a sentence using the idiom and a place to write
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.4, L.4.5, L.4.5b, L.5.5, L.5.5b, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
Directions and Suggestions for Use Materials Needed: 42, 3.5”x6.5” envelopes, 1 gallon-size Ziploc bag, Laminated sentence cards cut into words 1. Copy sentences on card stock. I suggest that you laminate the pages before cutting the cards apart.
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1f, L.4.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
Suggestions for Use This product consists of 270 Word Wall Cards complete with definitions on each card. These colorful academic vocabulary cards cover all aspects of language arts, including
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Word Walls
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
Suggestions for Use This packet includes 150 colorful word wall words for your word walls and ELA activities. You may decide to copy all or some of these pages. 1. I laminated these pages and then
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Word Walls
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
Suggestions for Use 1. Copy the following forms: Page 1 (Cover), Page 2 (Beginning), Page 3 (Middle), and Page 4 (End). I usually start the year by making two or three class sets of each of the four forms so that they’re ready whenever I need
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
After the initial brainstorming to narrow down a topic, the students use this form to brainstorm the topic and "flesh out" their ideas. This web enables the students to develop their ideas without concentrating too heavily on punctuation, spelling,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.2a
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This journal includes both quick writes and short essays, along with vocabulary-building activities for the month of September.
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.10
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This booklet of writing activities includes quick writes, short essay-style writing, poetry writing, descriptive writing, creative writing, and opinion pieces, and vocabulary-building activities.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.3, W.4.2c, W.4.3e
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This booklet of writing activities include opinion pieces, poetry writing, quick writes, creative writes, a short information dig, and vocabulary building activities all centered around a November theme.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.3, W.4.10, L.4.1f, L.4.2, L.4.6, W.4.3e
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This 75-page packet includes 60 Greek and Latin Roots organizer webs. It is a word clustering activity for 60 common root words. It also includes a chart of root words, their meanings, and examples for each root.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RF.4.3a, L.4.4b
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes 40 different animal covers, research pages with boxes for students to write about the animal's habitat, description, eating habits, behavior, life expectancy, range, enemies, means of protection, means of communication, and a
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, W.4.2, W.4.5, W.4.6, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.2a
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes 72 pages of multiple meaning word cards for the students to write a sentence for each meaning. The students will then illustrate each meaning. The real value of this activity becomes evident when all of the illustrated
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.4.4, L.5.4, CCRA.L.4
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes student response cards that I use almost daily to do a quick check for understanding. I made a set for each student and laminated the cards before cutting them apart. Store the cards for each child in a small Ziploc bag. The
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Flash Cards, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
This packet includes a list of challenging words for each day of the school year. It also includes a sentence for each word. In addition, I have included the graphic I used to make a large dry erase/white board to use with this activity. You may
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Word Walls, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
I copy the pages and staple them like a booklet. I do this at the beginning of the year. At times I let the kids color the black and white covers, at other times I copy the colored covers for them. I have provided both. These are my directions to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
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By Ruthie's Reading and Writing Connection
I designed these journals as an opportunity for my students to write and build their vocabulary in a fun way. I have used the journals with third, fourth, and fifth graders for many years in my classroom. These journals provide what some call
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.3, W.4.8, W.4.10, L.4.3, W.4.1c, W.4.1d, W.4.2c, W.4.3b, W.4.3e
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After years in the classroom, I developed methods and techniques along the way to help students become better writers and readers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Dallas ISD Excellence in Teaching Award Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year Finalist Chevy Malibu Excellence in Teaching Award St. Mary Parish Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters in Education/Curriculum and Instruction Nichols State University Bachelors of Arts in Education Nichols State University Doctoral work Louisiana State University Baton Rouge

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married to my high school sweetheart, I have three children and seven grandchildren. After starting my teaching career in southern Louisiana, I began a new adventure teaching in the Dallas Independent School District, where I taught for 28 years. I love reading, devouring 2-3 books a week, and traveling to historic sites with my history-obsessed husband.

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