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Mrs. Ruff

Biology I, Biology II,

Environmental, and Chemistry


Shayla Ruff


phone: 318-427-0123

conference time: 1st block


Storyline Curriculum:

A storyline is a coherent sequence of lessons, in which each step is driven by students' questions that arise from their interactions with phenomena. A student's goal should always be to explain a phenomenon or solve a problem. At each step, students make progress on the classroom's questions through science and engineering practices, to figure out a piece of a science idea. Each piece they figure out adds to the developing explaination, model, or disigned solution. Each step may also generate questions that lead to the next step in the storyline. Together, what students figure out helps explain the unit's phenomena or solve the problems they have identified. A storyline provides a coherent path toward building disciplinary core idea and crosscutting concepts, piece by piece, anchored in students' own questions. 


About Mrs. Ruff:

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from LSUA. I am a mother of 3 and the wife to a wonderful husband. We live in the Hineston area close to my husband's family, and couldn't be more happy. I am very excited about this school year and the new curriculum. The storyline curriculum will make it possible for students to easily retain the information they need to do well in college level classes. This curriculum is finally getting us away from students memorizing facts, regurgitating those facts, then forgetting those facts after the test. I truly believe the students and I will enjoy learning from each other this year.