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Volume 3 Number 11

A new museum dedicated to exploring the role of visual art in children's literature from around the world will open in Amherst, Massachusetts in November 2002...
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November Poem
The Inward Morning
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Handy Teacher Recipes
Classroom Crafts
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
Doggy, Doggy, Who Has Your Bone? and themed variations from the Lesson Bank
Turkey Glyph
Alphabet Book
Alphabet Chart
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
Art Projects as Learning Activities? &
What is running wonderful classroom teachers out the school doors so early?
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Turkey Glyph

from JenSue

I do this with 1st and 2nd graders. I use tracers. We graph the info when we are done and do creative writing assignments.

Give each student a copy of the turkey image. Instruct them to color the image according to the following;


I like dark meat - dark brown
I like light meat - light brown
I don't like turkey - white


We will have guests for Thanksgiving - dark brown
We won't have guests for Thanksgiving - light brown


I'm staying home for Thanksgiving - yellow
I'm going away for Thanksgiving - red


We will eat in the kitchen - yellow
We will eat in the dining room - orange


I like gravy - red
I don't like gravy - orange


I will eat dessert - black
I won't eat dessert - white

Use all that are true about you

I like cranberries - red
I like green beans - green
I like corn - yellow
I like stuffing - brown
I like mashed potatoes - white
I like rolls - blue
I like pumpkin pie - orange

When the coloring is finished, have the students take turns displaying their glyph while the others decipher it.


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Alphabet Book

from Mary Miehl

This Alphabet Book is formatted to be printed back to back in landscape orientation. After printing, it is folded in half and stapled. Each student pastes or draws pictures on the right hand page that represents the sound of the letter that is on the left hand page.

Through making the book and reading it frequently, the students learn to make letter symbol to sound associations that he/she will apply during reading and writing work.


Alphabet Chart

from Mary Miehl

Each student can keep a copy of this chart handy as an aide for quick reference during reading and writing activities.