Category Archive: Book Units

Feb 19

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863  The Story Lauren Tarshis’s seventh book in her popular I Survived Series tackles the Civil War. Readers are on the edge of their seats waiting to see how Thomas will survive. Thomas receives injuries from an explosion. Moments later he is shot in the chest. After reading the …

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Feb 12

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Katherine Applegate writes a beautiful story with a unique main character. Wishtree is told from the first person perspective of a 216 year old oak tree named Red. Red is special in several ways. People write wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches each May. Because of …

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Feb 05

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis The Series Lauren Tarshis writes the fifteenth book in her popular I Survived Series. The series began with I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 in 2010. Since then, two books each year have been published. Readers can experience both natural and man-made disasters through …

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Jan 29

Wish by Barbara O’Connor Teaching Activities

Wish by Barbara O’Connor After seeing a cardinal, close your eyes, spit three times, and make a wish. — You can make a wish if you clap three times before crossing a state line. — You can make a wish if you see a camel-shaped cloud. The Story These are just a few of the unusual things …

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Jan 22

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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Jan 15

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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Jan 08

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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Jan 01

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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Dec 25

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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Dec 18

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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