Category Archive: Lesson Plan

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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Oct 16

The Secret Garden – Chapter 13 I am Colin

  The audio file for Chapter 13 “I am Colin” is 23 minutes 13 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 13 I am Colin Mary took the picture back to the house when she went to her supper and she showed it to Martha. “Eh!” said Martha with great pride. “I never knew …

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Oct 12

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Main Idea and Details

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Main Idea and Details 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 “Lifted” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. The post contains a handout leveled for upper elementary …

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Oct 09

The Secret Garden – Chapter 12 Might I Have a Bit of Earth?

  The audio file for Chapter 12 “Might I Have a Bit of Earth?” is 15 minutes 03 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 12 Might I Have a Bit of Earth? Mary ran so fast that she was rather out of breath when she reached her room. Her hair was ruffled on …

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Oct 02

The Secret Garden – Chapter 11 The Nest of the Missel Thrush

  The audio file for Chapter 11 “The Nest of the Missel Thrush” is 13 minutes 30 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 11 The Nest of the Missel Thrush For two or three minutes he stood looking round him, while Mary watched him, and then he began to walk about softly, even …

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Sep 25

The Secret Garden – Chapter 10 Dickon

  The audio file for Chapter 10 “Dickon” is 20 minutes 56 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 10 Dickon The sun shone down for nearly a week on the secret garden. The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked …

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Sep 18

The Secret Garden – Chapter 9 The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In

  The audio file for Chapter 9 “The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In” is 16 minutes 37 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 9 The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered …

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Sep 14

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Summarizing

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Summarizing 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 “Peck Pocketed” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. You can also download a handout containing a graphic organizer to help students write …

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Sep 11

The Secret Garden – Chapter 8 The Robin Who Showed the Way

  The audio file for Chapter 8 “The Robin Who Showed the Way” is 14 minutes 44 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 8 The Robin Who Showed the Way She looked at the key quite a long time. She turned it over and over, and thought about it. As I have said …

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Sep 08

Comparing Parallel Stories using Number the Stars

Number the Stars The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through a link up. This time we are sharing mentor texts. Enjoy collecting a lot of great teaching ideas and free printables. Before you leave, be sure to enter the …

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