Welcome to Mrs. Puls's Webpage!

Welcome! - Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thanks for taking your time to check out my webpage.  This will be used as a source of information and links helpful for students in Honors Language Arts/ Honors Special Project and 7th grade 21st Century Literature.  Also, I have provided a link to the Monroe Gifted page as well as the OPS Gifted page to address the activities and needs related to honors or high ability learners.  If there is anything you would like to see on my webpage, please let me know and I will include it! 


The start of the new year and the new semester is a wonderful time to set goals and start new/good habits.  At the end of first semester, we discussed Leadership, Creativity, and Goals.  Here are some tips for setting goals...
1.  Make it SPECIFIC.  Don't just say "I want good grades."  Say "I want an A in all classes."
2.  Make it MEASURABLE:  Try to raise your Acuity to 3 points or a grade by one letter
3.  Make it ATTAINABLE:  Be sure that you are realistic.  Your goal should be doable
4.  Make it RELEVANT:  Studying math will help with your math grade.  Reading 20 minutes every night will help with your book reports.
5.  Make it TIME BOUND:  Set a date and try to stick to it

Hello.  My name is Ruth Puls and I am the Gifted and Talented Facilitator as well as the Honors Language Arts teacher at Monroe Middle School.

The Honors Language Arts classes are designed to challenge the student while offering opportunities to do what he or she does best.  I believe in Differentied Instruction, giving students choices,  and offering rigor.

Each Honors Language Arts student is required to read two grade level books outside of class per quarter.  They are then to create two bookreports per quarter.  One format is my choice while the second bookreport format can be pick out from a list of 30 options. 




Author of the Month: Ruta Sepetys 

The author of Between Shades of Gray created a story that I couldn't put down based on a history many of us don't know.  Based on her own family and interviews of Lithuanians during World War 2, she tells of how  Stalin attempted to stomp out millions of people--innocent people like women and children who committed no crime.  The gripping story includes the compassion of others, the strength of children, and the will to live.  I can't wait to share this with my students!


e-mail  ruth.puls@ops.org (best method)

Monroe phone 402-557-4600

Look for information on my HLA Facebcook page soon!

Best time to reach me:  Monday-Friday 2:40-3:30


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*Quiz Bowl

*Book Blasters

*Spelling Bee