Category Archive: Book Units

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 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 04

The Secret Garden – Chapter 7 The Key to the Garden

  The audio file for Chapter 7 “The Key to the Garden” is 11 minutes 38 seconds in length.   Handouts The Secret Garden Chapter 7 The Key to the Garden Two days after this, when Mary opened her eyes she sat upright in bed immediately, and called to Martha. “Look at the moor! Look at the …

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Aug 31

Refugee by Alan Gratz Teaching Ideas

Refugee by Alan Gratz three tweens – three historical times – three remarkable stories of courage  The Story Refugee by Alan Gratz is a book your students will beg to keep reading. Told in alternating chapters, one story builds to a cliffhanger. The chapter ends leaving the reader on edge. The book continues with the …

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Aug 28

The Secret Garden – Chapter 6 There Was Some One Crying – There Was!

  The audio file for Chapter 6 “There Was Some One Crying – There Was!”is 12 minutes 9 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 6 There Was Some One Crying – There Was! The next day the rain poured down in torrents again, and when Mary looked out of her window the moor …

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Aug 21

The Secret Garden – Chapter 5 The Cry in the Corridor

  The audio file for Chapter 5 “The Cry in the Corridor” is 12 minutes 33 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 5 The Cry in the Corridor   At first each day which passed by for Mary Lennox was exactly like the others. Every morning she awoke in her tapestried room and …

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Aug 17

Gay Miller’s Book Units CCSS Correlation

Book Units CCSS Correlation Book Unit Organization My book units are divided into three parts: vocabulary comprehension/writing – responding to literature  skills (These skills are often from the Language and Writing Strands of Common Core. I occasionally will add lessons from the Informational Text, Speaking & Listening, and Literature Strands.) Charts In the handout, you …

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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 10

Four Corners – A Teaching Strategy

What is Four Corners? Four Corners is a teaching strategy that provides students with the opportunity to discuss controversial topics. The teacher asks students a question or provides a debatable statement. Students then express their opinion to the topic by moving into groups with students who have similar opinions. How to Implement this Strategy The teacher …

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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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