Daily Archives: November 12, 2017

November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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4 Ways to Balance Reading & Writing Instruction

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs


Is your language arts instruction balanced? What’s good for reader’s workshop is good for writer’s workshop. This post outlines 4 ways to find that balance.

Raise Your Hand
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning


Inspired by the Girls Scout’s new badge encouraging girls to speak up in class, this post offers some ways to encourage reluctant participants to raide their hand and speak up in your classroom.

Great Gifts for Children

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We all want to give our children their most desired gifts. Here are some inexpensive but worthwhile gifts that promote happy memories and rich relationships throughout their lives.



Whoa, The Behaviors!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans


The students have become secure with you as their teacher. You’re starting to see that they are comfortable with each other as well. This combination is something you want; however, it can bring out behaviors in students that are distracting to all that you have worked for!

3 Ways to Use Comic Strips as Writing Scaffolds

2livNlearn of 2livNlearn


Comic strips can be used a scaffold to make writing more accessible to learners, reduce intimidation, motivate students to share their thinking, and make writing fun!


Thanksgiving Traditions and Fun Classroom Resources
By Greg Litton of  Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers


Do you enjoy special Thanksgiving Traditions? Here you will find some fun facts and two great resources.

Bartering for Resources
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools


Teaching students about the relationship of region to natural resource, and the importance of bartering amongst Native American tribes. This is a simple and effective lesson! FREEBIE
8 Essential Handwiting Readiness Skills
By Thia Triggs of Print Path


This 4-minute video demonstrates what skills are needed for young children before they are ready to learn to print.
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Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies



Symbolism Activity for The Lord of the Flies


Product Description

Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

This activity is devised to help students uncover the novel’s symbolism and discover their larger thematic meaning.
Included is:

– Student activity sheets (3 pages)
– Teacher’s answer sheets (5 pages)

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This activity is also part of a larger Lord of the Flies unit:
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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “We’re All Wonders Resource Packet”

by Pitner’s Potpourri

1st – 3rd Grade



This FREE resource packet includes three activities and introductory vocabulary for the book, We’re All Wonders, by R. J. Palacio.









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