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Teacher Talk – August 2022

Start the new school year right with tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

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Start Your Teacher Year Right

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning


This blog post has been featured on the TpT Blog!  Find out how to make a smooth transition from the summer break and start the new year right.


The Quiet One

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight


The quiet phone threat was clear and shocking. This memory describes the events that followed.


Warm Up Your Students’ Writing Skills

By Charlene Tess of Books By Charlene Tess


Sentence combining exercises will warm up your students’ writing skills.


Time Organization Tips For Teachers

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching


5 Tips for teachers to organize their time.


The Best Reasons to Use Color By Number Worksheets

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing


Seven reasons why you should use Color By Number worksheets in your class.


Creating Classroom Culture

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools


You’ve heard the saying that you can’t teach subjects until students know you care. This year, especially after the last two years of uncertainty and inconsistency in schools, it is even more crucial to build connections, community and develop a caring class culture.


The Chrysalids- Chapter 11 Review Game


The Chrysalids Game for Chapter 11 is the perfect addition to any novel unit!  Students answer questions about important concepts and information from the novel in a Magnetic Bord-themed game that will engage even the most reluctant learner.  

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

This game is also available as a bundle to save you time and money. Check out the bundle and where games for every chapter in the novel are included. Click here.

The game includes 18 quality questions that check the student’s understanding and are varied to include:  

  • Important vocabulary and terms
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Foreshadow
  • Literary elements
  • Plot 
  • Characters
  • Quotes
  • Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work on their own. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, which facilitates discussions and class activities.

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

Check out this free sample from Chapter 1

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ Check out my other Interactive Games

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

It’s teaching made easy!

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1 Interactive Game
Answer Key
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Editable Welcome Sign (September)”

by First Grade Fanatics
Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

This editable sign would be great to frame and display in your classroom at the beginning of the year or anytime throughout the year! Three versions are included. We hope you enjoy!

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