Gay Miller

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. Gay Miller’s Book Units CCSS Correlation — August 17, 2017
  2. The Secret Garden – Chapter 4 Martha — August 14, 2017
  3. Four Corners – A Teaching Strategy — August 10, 2017
  4. The Secret Garden – Chapter 3 Across the Moor — August 7, 2017
  5. Compare and Contrast Mini Lesson — August 3, 2017

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  1. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #3 — 15 comments
  2. Writing a Thesis Statement — 10 comments
  3. Show, Don’t Tell — 8 comments
  4. Ten Interesting Facts . . . . Surviving in the Wilderness — 8 comments
  5. Johnny Appleseed Free Teaching Materials — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Jun 01

Making Connections with Text Lesson #3

Making Connections with Text Lesson #3 This is the third of three lessons on teaching ‘Making Connections with Text.’ If you missed the first two lessons you can find them here: Lesson #1 Lesson #2 In this lesson students will read the story of Aladdin and make connections to the text. The Lesson Aladdin Story Included …

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May 29

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins Book Activities

  Gregor the Overlander Before she wrote The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins wrote the Underland Chronicles. In the first book of the series is Gregor the Overlander.  Gregor and his baby sister fall through a grate. In just moments, they go from their apartment building in New York City to a fantastical subterranean world. This kingdom, known …

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May 25

Making Connections with Text Lesson #2

Making Connections with Text Lesson #2 This is the second of three lessons on teaching ‘Making Connections with Text.’ If you missed Lesson #1, you can see it here. In this lesson students are going to do the following: read The Town Mouse and the County Mouse write statements that make connections related to the text …

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