Gay Miller

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. The Secret Garden – Chapter 27 In the Garden — January 22, 2018
  2. Choice Boards (Think-Tac-Toe, BINGO, Menus, RAFT, & 1-3-5) — January 18, 2018
  3. The Secret Garden – Chapter 26 It’s Mother — January 15, 2018
  4. Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme — January 11, 2018
  5. The Secret Garden – Chapter 25 The Curtain — January 8, 2018

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  3. Ten Interesting Facts . . . . Surviving in the Wilderness — 8 comments
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  5. Show, Don’t Tell — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 18

The Secret Garden – Chapter 22 When the Sun Went Down

  The audio file for Chapter 22 “When the Sun Went Down” is 10 minutes 36 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 22 When the Sun Went Down When his head was out of sight Colin turned to Mary. “Go and meet him,” he said; and Mary flew across the grass to the door …

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Dec 14

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. This post contains the animated short “Oktapodi” found on Youtube and inserted in this post.  In this animated shorts, students will evaluate the perspective of the main characters. The …

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Dec 11

The Secret Garden – Chapter 21 Ben Weatherstaff

  The audio file for Chapter 21 “Ben Weatherstaff” is 19 minutes 49 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 21 Ben Weatherstaff One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and …

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Dec 07

The Secret Garden – Rose Craft

  The Secret Garden Rose Craft Students will enjoy creating this beautiful yet super easy rose. The rose may be used as a simple craft or used to teach dozens of skills. Teaching Ideas Cover for Writings for The Secret Garden Give students a series of writing prompts. The writings may be turned into a book …

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Dec 04

The Secret Garden – Chapter 20 I Shall Live Forever-And Ever-And Ever

  The audio file for Chapter 20 “I Shall Live Forever-And Ever-And Ever” is 15 minutes 31 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 20 I Shall Live Forever-And Ever-And Ever But they were obliged to wait more than a week because first there came some very windy days and then Colin was threatened …

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Nov 30

The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who each sell his or her most prized possession to have money to buy a gift for his or her spouse. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas season. What Level is the Story Unit? …

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Nov 27

The Secret Garden – Chapter 19 It Has Come!

  The audio file for Chapter 19 “It Has Come!” is 19 minutes 10 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 19 It Has Come! Of course Dr. Craven had been sent for the morning after Colin had had his tantrum. He was always sent for at once when such a thing occurred and …

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Nov 25

Great Books for Teaching Students About Empathy

Great Books for Teaching Students About Empathy Just last week, the 317th mass shooting took place this year in the United States. A gunman in California drove through a locked gate. He then shot through the windows of the elementary school killing four people. Teaching students empathy is more important than ever in this time …

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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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