Gay Miller

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Name: Gay Miller
Date registered: May 25, 2014
URL: http://bookunitsteacher.com/

Latest posts

  1. The Secret Garden – Chapter 18 Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time — November 20, 2017
  2. Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy — November 16, 2017
  3. The Secret Garden – Chapter 17 A Tantrum — November 13, 2017
  4. Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone — November 9, 2017
  5. The Secret Garden – Chapter 16 I Won’t Said Mary — November 6, 2017

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Nov 20

The Secret Garden – Chapter 18 Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time

  The audio file for Chapter 18 “Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time” is 12 minutes 12 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 18 Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time Of course Mary did not waken early the next morning. She slept late because she was tired, and when Martha brought her breakfast she told …

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Nov 16

Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy

Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy What is Semantic Feature Analysis? Semantic feature analysis (SFA) uses a grid to help students visualize how topics are related to one another. Learners complete the grid to see connections between items, make predictions, or categorize topics.  When to Use SFA Use semantic feature analysis any time students …

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Nov 13

The Secret Garden – Chapter 17 A Tantrum

  The audio file for Chapter 17 “A Tantrum” is 13 minutes 09 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 17 A Tantrum She had got up very early in the morning and had worked hard in the garden and she was tired and sleepy, so as soon as Martha had brought her supper …

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Nov 09

Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone

Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills.  This post contains the animated short “The Girl and the Cloud” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. In this exercise, students will compare …

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Nov 06

The Secret Garden – Chapter 16 I Won’t Said Mary

  The audio file for Chapter 16 “I Won’t Said Mary” is 12 minutes 44 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 16 I Won’t Said Mary They found a great deal to do that morning and Mary was late in returning to the house and was also in such a hurry to get …

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Nov 02

Boom Learning™ – Interactive Task Cards

Boom Learning™ – Interactive Task Cards Be sure you click on the link at the bottom of this post for a free Boom Learning™ deck. The Search Teachers are so overwhelmed with hundreds of daily tasks. I wanted to add something to my book units to make their lives easier. Many of my units contain …

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Oct 30

The Secret Garden – Chapter 15 Nest Building

  The audio file for Chapter 15 “Nest Building” is 20 minutes 27 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 15 Nest Building   After another week of rain the high arch of blue sky appeared again and the sun which poured down was quite hot. Though there had been no chance to see …

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Oct 26

Four Cipher Codes to use when creating Secret Messages

Cipher Codes Using cipher codes is a great way to get reluctant students writing. Present one or more of these cipher codes. Build up the suspense by discussing how spies carried secret assault plans through enemy lines using various codes. Be sure to grab the printable at the bottom of the post. Caesar Cipher Sending coded …

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Oct 23

The Secret Garden – Chapter 14 A Young Rajah

  The audio file for Chapter 14 “A Young Rajah” is 24 minutes 4 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 14 A Young Rajah The moor was hidden in mist when the morning came, and the rain had not stopped pouring down. There could be no going out of doors. Martha was so busy that …

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Oct 19

Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy

Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy What are Semantic Maps? Like concept webs, semantic webs are a visual organizer that help students structure information. Usually semantic maps are slightly more complex than concept webs.  When to Use Semantic Maps Semantic maps may be used for thousands of skills. Try these ideas: character traits — Students …

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