Set Course with Mrs Rutters

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Complete Program for Middle School Extension, Extra Learning, Early Finishers, Extra Credit! (Only set-up required is to copy the answer pages for student use and color print the 6 flag pages) Aligns to Standards: National Curriculum Standards for
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Connecting learning to student lives is one way to keep students engaged and to build “buy in” from students. This activity relates learning to a popular television show, Survivor, and puts students in a position to evaluate future sites for the
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After students have learned about the most common elements of maps (date, orientation, grid, scale, title, author, index, legend, source) and are comfortable reading and using the elements, an effective culminating activity is for students to create
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Before students begin learning about the history or culture of a place, it is important they understand the physical characteristics of the location. This activity is an appropriate introduction to a unit about the Middle East Contents: *
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After students have learned to plot locations using longitude and latitude, students can learn how longitude and latitude provide us with more information about the world. Latitude can be used to understand the earth's climate zones. ~ No Prep ~
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Suggestions for Use: * Conclude a unit of Islam; have students independently complete as classwork, for a content review, or for homework * Extension or extra learning opportunity for students who need further challenge about Islam * Depending
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Middle school students have had many years of experience reading graphs and creating assigned graphs. But often they are not able to differentiate when to use the different types of graphs for the correct purposes. This lesson is designed to
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Three different non-fiction articles about Cinco de Mayo with comprehension questions, activities to review supporting details, topic vs main idea, identifying bias, and creating a constructed response. I am providing several options of how I have
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Before students begin learning about the history or culture of a place, it is important they understand the physical characteristics of the location. This activity is an appropriate introduction to a unit about Japan. Contents: * Directions to
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This product is an introduction to the history of samurai. Included are 2 versions of note taking pages and a completed note page, 12 slide slideshow with color photos and clear explanations, a facebook project page, 4 pages to create a scrapbook,
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Use these writing pages to meet common core standards to integrate visual supports with written information. These pages can be used for individual assignments or reports, as pages for newspaper articles or magazine articles, or as draft/mock
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The five pillars of Islam are the foundational acts/practices that Muslims perform. This product introduces students to the pillars via slideshow with interactive lecture, note taking, and an assessment where students read primary source quotes
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Critical Thinking Rubric for Writing & Projects - Suitable for All Subject Areas This product contains: 1. Full page Critical Thinking Rubric (original and embellished versions) 2. Lined generic response page with rubric 3. Open prompt page
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This versatile set allows you to determine how to challenge students with a word search about Cinco de Mayo. Option 1: Use the copy of the word search with the words listed at the bottom. Students can work independently or in pairs to find the
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Ready to print journal with 92 photo prompts that encourage critical thinking. Perfect to send home with students for summer break! (Prompts for June 1 - August 31) Each of these prompts requires students think critically about a topic and color
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22 Slides of vivid color photographs of mosques from around the world with descriptions and purposes of the features of mosques. Contents: * Slideshow with 12 pages of vivid color photographs of mosques around the world * Slideshow images of 10
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This crossword puzzle challenges students with physical geography terms beyond oceans, seas, and continents. Versatile crossword puzzle with many uses: Contents: Geography Crossword Puzzle Geography Crossword Puzzle - Answer Key Suggestions for
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This word search includes over 30 characteristics considered positive/ good character traits. Complements any character education program. Contents: Character Trait Word Search (without word list) Character Trait Word Search (with word
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching is my life! I began teaching 20 years ago and love this wild ride! I began teaching at the elementary levels - third, fourth, and fifth grade (math, science, social studies, reading, writing, language arts, health). For several years I was a resource teacher for gifted and talented students (primarily in grades 3 through 8). After staying home with my own children for a few years, I returned to the classroom. Through a fortunate series of events I moved to the middle school level and have been teaching Social Studies at this level for 9 years. Recently I have been creating (and teaching) a new integrated Humanities course for my school. In this course students apply skills from all content areas to address authentic problems and respond to issues critically. We integrate research skills, reading and writing skills, geography, history, listening, and speaking. I am eager to share my experiences with others and to learn from those who have found solutions to some of teaching's biggest challenges.

MY TEACHING STYLE

With the recent increased emphasis on STEM, there has been a decline in focus on the Humanities in many cases. I believe there can't be one without the other. We are all citizens of the world and it is important for us to know how to understand the world in which we live. This means understanding science, technology, engineering, and math, but also appreciating cultural differences and recognizing what we have in common. We must be able to communicate clearly, work cooperatively, and think critically to be successful.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

* National Board Certified Teacher - Early Adolescence - Social Studies/ History * Nominated for "Teacher of the Year" for my school system multiple years * Chairperson of the Teacher Advisory Council for CCPS

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

- Master of Science - Curriculum and Instruction (2016) - Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics (1994) - Hold Maryland teaching certificate with endorsements in the following areas: elementary (grades K - 6); Reading (grades K - 8); Social Studies/ History (grades 7 - 12)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have always said that teaching is my vocation - it is my job, it is my hobby, it is my passion! But it is not my only passion. I am happily married to a fellow-geek who loves video games, reading, debating strange topics, and visiting historical sites. We have a 19 year old son and a 17 year old daughter. They keep us busy! At this moment we are dealing with high school graduation craziness and college application/ waiting for acceptance excitement. I am new to selling my work on TpT but am excited to find a platform to share my passion for learning and teaching with others. So, I am setting course for new friends and new experiences and hoping for an exciting journey!

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