Gay Miller

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. The Secret Garden – Chapter 1 There is No One Left — July 24, 2017
  2. The Secret Garden — Free Book Unit — July 20, 2017
  3. The People of Sparks Teaching Ideas — July 17, 2017
  4. ECHO Book Activities — July 10, 2017
  5. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Activities — July 3, 2017

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Author's posts listings

Jul 24

The Secret Garden – Chapter 1 There is No One Left

  The audio file for Chapter 1 “There is No One Left” is 12 minutes 26 seconds in length.   Handouts The Secret Garden Chapter 1 There is No One Left When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was …

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Jul 20

The Secret Garden — Free Book Unit

The Announcement I’m excited to announce that each Monday over the next 27 weeks; The Secret Garden Book Unit will be featured in weekly blog posts. Because many schools are going digital, I have made some changes to this unit. The weekly blog posts are student-friendly. Reading the Chapter The full text for each chapter will …

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Jul 17

The People of Sparks Teaching Ideas

The People of Sparks In The People of Sparks, the sequel to The City of Ember, the Emberites leave their cave home. After journeying for a couple of days, they come to a village called Sparks. Here they find a group of people who although aren’t openly hostile are certainly not welcoming. The two groups …

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Jul 10

ECHO Book Activities

ECHO Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of Esperanza Rising, writes another hit novel with Echo. The book tells four stories weaved together by a magical harmonica. The book begins and ends with three fairy-tale princesses and a lost boy named Otto. Otto wanders into the woods during a game of hide-and-seek. There he meets three princesses. He is surprised because they …

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Jul 03

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Activities

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Roy Eberhardt teams with Beatrice and her brother, Mullet Fingers. They wish to stop the Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House Corporation from building a pancake house on a vacant lot. The lot has become home to a group of endangered burrowing owls. The three scheme to prevent the corporation from bulldozing …

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Jun 26

My Father’s Dragon Activities

My Father’s Dragon My Father’s Dragon tells the story of Elmer Elevator. Elmer runs away to a Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. Elmer must use two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, a fine-toothed comb, and other objects to tame fierce beasts. The rescue mission on Wild Island turns into quite an adventure. Teaching Ideas …

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Jun 19

Weasel by Cynthia DeFelice

Weasel by Cynthia DeFelice is a historical fiction novel. After the Removal Act of 1830, the U.S. government hires a man, known as Weasel, to remove the Shawnees from the Ohio Territory. Once all the Native Americans have fled, Weasel stays in Ohio. He then turns on the white settlers.  One of Weasel’s victims is eleven-year-old …

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Jun 12

The Tiger Rising Book Activities

The Tiger Rising As twelve year old Rob walks through the woods near his Florida home, he stumbles upon a caged tiger. The same day, he meets a girl named Sistine Bailey. Rob is full of bottled up emotions. Before long, he begins confiding his feelings with Sistine. Rob even shows Sistine the tiger. When she sees it, she …

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Jun 08

The Westing Game Book Unit Activities

The Westing Game Newbery Medal winner The Westing Game will keep the reader guessing ‘who did it’ from beginning to end. The story opens with Barney Northrup selling apartments at the Sunset Towers. Only a selected group of tenants receive an invitation to purchase the luxury estate at affordable prices. Once the tenants move in, sixteen are …

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Jun 05

The Dark is Rising Teaching Ideas

The Dark is Rising is an exceptional contemporary fantasy on the Common Core Standards Grades 6-8 Exemplars List. The novel tells the story of Will Stanton who on his eleventh birthday learns he is one of the Old Ones who is destined to save the world from the Dark. Will must collect six Signs and …

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