Category Archive: Lesson Plan

Aug 14

The Secret Garden – Chapter 4 Martha

  The audio file for Chapter 4 “Martha” is 30 minutes 32 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 4 Martha When she opened her eyes in the morning it was because a young housemaid had come into her room to light the fire and was kneeling on the hearth-rug raking out the cinders …

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Aug 07

The Secret Garden – Chapter 3 Across the Moor

  The audio file forChapter 3 “Across the Moor” is 8 minutes 15 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 3 Across the Moor She slept a long time, and when she awakened Mrs. Medlock had bought a lunchbasket at one of the stations and they had some chicken and cold beef and bread …

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Aug 03

Compare and Contrast Mini Lesson

Compare and Contrast Mini Lesson In Chapter 2 of The Secret Garden, Mrs. Medlock tells Mary about her uncle. Mary is reminded of a French fairly tale called “Riquet a la Houppe.” This fairy tale was new to me, so I investigated. “Riquet a la Houppe” is French for “Ricky of the Tuft.” While reading it, I …

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Jul 31

The Secret Garden – Chapter 2 Mistress Mary Quite Contrary

  The audio file for Chapter 2 “Mistress Mary Quite Contrary” is 15 minutes 0 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 2 Mistress Mary Quite Contrary Mary had liked to look at her mother from a distance and she had thought her very pretty, but as she knew very little of her she could …

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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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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 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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May 18

Making Connections with Text Lesson #1

Making Connections with Text Lesson #1 This is the first of three lessons on teaching ‘Making Connections with Text.’ Teaching students to make connections between previous knowledge, experiences, and emotions and the text they are reading, will — help the reader become more involved with the text improve attention span when reading enhance understanding of …

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Apr 24

Teaching Ideas to Use with Pax

  Pax is a wonderful novel by Sara Pennypacker. In the book, Peter and his much loved pet fox named Pax are separated because of war. The book contains chapters alternating between Peter’s and Pax’s perspectives as they make their way back to each other.  Teaching Idea for the Book Father and Son Relationships Peter has a …

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Feb 16

Teaching Cause and Effect with Songs

  For February, I am creating a series of four blog posts on songs to use while teaching text structures. Cause and effect was one of the more difficult to think of songs. If you know of any classroom friendly songs, please include them in the “Comment Section” at the bottom of the post. When You …

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