Category Archive: Lesson Plan

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 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 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 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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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 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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