Category: Printables

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Compare and Contrast

Compare and Contrast The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a beautiful award winning film. After winning 14 smaller awards, it won the Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards in 2012. A picture book was created based on the film which makes it ‘fantastic’ as a compare and contrast activity. In …

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Academic and Testing Vocabulary

What is an academic vocabulary?   Academic vocabulary consists of words that are not commonly used or frequently encountered in everyday conversation. These words include specialized content vocabulary for specific subjects such as reading/language art, science, social studies, or math. Academic vocabulary also includes terms found on standardized tests.  When students understand testing vocabulary, test …

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Fish in a Tree Teaching Activities

Fish in a Tree  The Story Lynda Mullaly Hunt tells a fantastic story in her book Fish in a Tree. Told in first person point of view, the book follows Ally through her sixth grade year as she overcomes many obstacles. Ally does a great job keeping the secret that she can’t read until Mr. …

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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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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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Suffix Teaching Activities and Ideas

Suffixes Be sure to check out last week’s post “Prefix Teaching Activities and Ideas.” The prefix post contains some ideas and free printables for teaching suffixes.  Activity #1 – Activity for Google Slides This activity for Google Slides helps students practice using suffixes that change the part of speech in words. This is a “View …

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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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Learning Log – A Teaching Strategy

Learning Log – A Teaching Strategy What is a Learning Log? A learning log is a specialized type of journal. Unlike typical journals, students record responses to the material they are learning. Learning logs may include: Concept Webs Semantic Maps Semantic Feature Analysis Lists of Unanswered Questions Students Have Observations for Experiments Teaching Strategies Why Use …

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