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Teacher Talk – October 2022

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I’m So Glad I Live in a World Where There Are Octobers

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning


A longish title for a blog post, and yet a perfect thought to begin each day in October.  October is a clear message from nature that things change, and change is a good thing. 


A Scary Thot

By Gini Mismanno of Reading Spotlight


Teachers! I am so sorry to tell you about this scary thought I had, but I must, because it is October.


“BOO” to Fractions? Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!


I have been attempting to come up with ways for my students to recognize fractional parts in lowest terms. I can find many “drill and kill” activities, but they tend to do just that, drill those who don’t need it and kill those who already know how to do it. So, to drill and “thrill,” I created fractional word puzzles for specific times of the year. Read about the one for Halloween in my newest blog post. 


Writing Activities for Fall and Halloween

By Charlene Tess of Books By Charlene Tess


Halloween and things associated with the fall season present an opportunity for students to complete some enjoyable writing activities.


5 Great Reading Response Ideas for the Classroom

by Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing


Learn 5 great tips for teaching reading response skills to your students.


How to Be Healthy as a Teacher

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching


5 Tips for Teachers to get and stay healthy.

The Chrysalids- Chapter 9 Breakout Review Game


The Chrysalids Game for Chapter 9 is the perfect addition to any novel unit!  Students answer questions about important concepts and information from the novel in a Waknuk Town Fair Breakout-themed game that is sure to engage even the most reluctant learner.  Students will answer questions to dunk the clown, they will visit a labyrinth of mirrors to uncover the correct answers to questions, they will race toys horses at the carnival by answering questions correctly, and they will end their quest in the house of horrors where they need to use a special glass to find the answers to questions.  

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 23 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

Answer key is also included for teachers.

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 15 to 25  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

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❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Getting Started with Google Classroom | Quick Start Guide”

by Stress-Free Teaching
4th – 5th Grade

If you are ready to start using Google Classroom but are not quite sure where to start, don’t worry. This Quick Start Video Guide will teach you the basics and have you up and running in no time.

You will learn and/or review:

  • How to create a Google Classroom
  • How to add students
  • How to create assignments
  • How to grade assignments

This resource includes:

  • 4 videos
  • 2 bonus resources

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