Monday, October 21, 2019

October Teacher Talk 2019

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's October Teacher Talk Time.....Well, the first month of school is over and it's BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day, Stop Bullying Month and beautiful fall weather.  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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Monthly Read Aloud Books for We Teach So Hard Podcasts about Bullying and how to help stop it from happening.


 Bullyproof Your Kids for Life
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 
 Using a great read-aloud to start the conversation this month about dealing with bullies.


Stand Up to Bullying 
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools 
 Bullying. It has become such a buzz word that is often casually thrown around. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and picture books are the perfect way to elicit conversations.


   The Empathy Project Update: Explorations into Empathy, Part 2
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs 
 The 2nd installment in The Empathy Project, this post uses a visible thinking routine and a popular picture book to teach upper elementary students about empathy.

By Renee Heiss of All American Teacher Tools
 Surprises provide the best motivation


 Pause...In the Neighborhood
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight 
 Pause.. for a moment in Mister Rogers neighborhood. He still has much to teach us today.


 Independent Reading Success in the Classroom
By Marcy Howe of It's A Teacher Thing 
 Learn tips for creating a successful independent reading program in your classroom.


 Fall into Figurative Language
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess
 Fall is the perfect season to study figurative language. 


 Real World Math
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching
How to incorporate real world math into your daily teaching.


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FREE MISC. LESSON - "Top 10 Things I Like About Halloween

by Kathy Babineau
Grades 1-5

Super Simple vocabulary and writing activity freebie! Simply print and copy this b/w worksheet for your students. Allow them to generate a list of activities, things they see, etc. that they love about Halloween. Try to get the kids to put them in order so that they save their most favorite thing for #1.

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LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON: Halloween is coming! Check out this diverse Emergent Reader!

by: Laurie Fyke @ Primarily Learning
Kindergarten-Grade One

Halloween is coming!!! 

Would you like to find an Emergent Reader where kids read and write?  Check out this 
"I Can Read and Write: Halloween"  Interactive Emergent Reader for Kindergarten, Grade One and ESL.  It's in Open Dyslexic Font so that all children have a great reading opportunity.  It's also diverse... with three booklets! Choose to cut and paste, write, draw and/or color.   Share your finished story with a friend.   

  • Learn and review 6 high-frequency sight words! ( I, don't, want. to. be. a)
  • Work with phonics.
  • Illustrate your story.
  • Cut and paste your story.
  • Write about it! 

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Same and Different: Thanksgiving Match-up - 18 pairs

Same and Different: Halloween Match-up  Set 1 - 18 pairs! 

Same and Different Halloween Match-up Sets1 & 2 BUNDLE - 36 pairs! 

Have fun learning!

Laurie @

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Thanksgiving Holiday Recipe Book”

by The Education Highway
Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Thanksgiving holiday recipe book. Children can help to find and write their favorite recipes. Look for them in magazines,or on food products. Add special secret family recipes. Children can take a picture to add to the book after they help you make it.
This resource is perfect to use for the Thanksgiving holiday.
It is only available in color ink.
Hope this product brings a smile to your day!
Celeste Cuevas
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Back to Basics Comparatives and Superlatives Worksheets

by Kathy Babineau
Grades K-4

Super easy, no prep, back to basics worksheets for comparatives and superlatives.
Some students have a lot of difficulty understanding this concept and remembering the grammatical rules. If you have students with this difficulty, this product is perfect for them.
This product contains 17 b/w straightforward worksheets focusing on teaching and understanding this tricky concept. Worksheets target this concept with focus on regular and irregular uses, ordering of terms, and sentence editing. Mini-poster discussing the concept with trips and tricks as well. Answer keys are provided.
To use this product, simply print and go! Also ideal for teletherapy - easy to use in interactive whiteboard screen share activities.
I hope you enjoy it!
Kathy Babineau
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Thanksgiving Recipe Book Freebie!”

by StudentSavvy
1st - 4th Grade

Thanksgiving Recipe Book Freebie!
A fun little creative writing activity for students of all ages! They can design there own recipe book to take home for the Holidays!

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