Category: Lesson Plan

Authentic Learning – A Teaching Strategy

Authentic Learning – A Teaching Strategy What is an authentic learning task? Authentic learning provides tasks that allow students to learn through real-life situations. Students apply what they have learned in class to realistic circumstances. Often students go outside the classroom. This could include field trips. For example, students studying finance may visit a business …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Cause and Effect

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Cause and Effect 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 film “Feast” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Download the handout, leveled for upper elementary students. Students create …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings

Characters and Settings If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills.  This post contains animated short film “Geri’s Game” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Download this handout, leveled for upper elementary students here. Great Animated Short for Characters and …

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The Secret Garden – Chapter 27 In the Garden

  The audio file for Chapter 27 “In the Garden” is 30 minutes 56 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 27 In the Garden In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered. In the last century more amazing things were found out than in any century before. …

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The Secret Garden – Chapter 26 It’s Mother

  The audio file for Chapter 26 “It’s Mother” is 17 minutes 44 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 26 It’s Mother Their belief in the Magic was an abiding thing. After the morning’s incantations Colin sometimes gave them Magic lectures. “I like to do it,” he explained, “because when I grow up …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme

Theme 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 film “Mater and the Ghostlight” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. Download the accompanying handout leveled for upper elementary students here. Animated Short Mater and …

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The Secret Garden – Chapter 25 The Curtain

  The audio file for Chapter 25 “The Curtain” is 12 minutes 59 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 25 The Curtain And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles. In the robin’s nest there were Eggs and the robin’s mate sat upon them keeping them warm with …

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The Secret Garden – Chapter 24 Let Them Laugh

  The audio file for Chapter 24 “Let Them Laugh” is 20 minutes 57 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 24 Let Them Laugh The secret garden was not the only one Dickon worked in. Round the cottage on the moor there was a piece of ground enclosed by a low wall of …

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The Secret Garden – Chapter 23 Magic

  The audio file for Chapter 23 “Magic” is 24 minutes 20 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 23 Magic Dr. Craven had been waiting some time at the house when they returned to it. He had indeed begun to wonder if it might not be wise to send some one out to …

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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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