Category: Reading Skills

The Secret Garden – Chapter 17 A Tantrum

Free Teaching Materials to use with The Secret Garden Chapter 17

Chapter 17 A Tantrum

The audio file for Chapter 17 “A Tantrum” is 13 minutes 09 seconds in length.

Handouts

She had got up very early in the morning and had worked hard in the garden and she was tired and sleepy, so as soon as Martha had brought her supper and she had eaten it, she was glad to go to bed. As she laid her head on the pillow she murmured to herself: Continue Reading

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Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy

Teach semantic mapping with these free printables.

What are Semantic Maps?

Like concept webs, semantic webs are a visual organizer that help students structure information. Usually semantic maps are slightly more complex than concept webs. 

When to Use Semantic Maps

Semantic maps may be used for thousands of skills. Try these ideas: Continue Reading

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Concept Webs – A Teaching Strategy

Free Concept Web Practice

Since the human brain processes visuals much faster than text, using concept webs is an important learning strategy for students.

What is a Concept Web?

Concept webs are visual diagrams that connect abstract ideas. Students use these to connect prior knowledge and experiences to new information. Continue Reading

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Teaching Person vs. Supernatural Conflict with Movie Trailers

Person vs. Supernatural Conflict

In a person vs. supernatural conflict, a character battles that which is beyond nature. It can’t be explained by natural law. This could be witches, vampires, mythical creatures, and so forth.

Check out these books and videos to help teach person vs. supernatural conflict.
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Teaching Person vs. Person Conflict with Movie Clips

Person vs. Person Conflict

In a person vs. person conflict, the conflict is between two forms of like beings. This is often the protagonist versus the antagonist. The conflict may be verbal, physical, or emotional.

Check out these books and videos to teach students about a person vs. person conflict.
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Person vs. Self Conflict

Person vs. Self Conflict

In a person vs. self conflict, the main character has a problem within him/herself. This type of struggle takes place in the character’s mind. The character has to make a choice between doing something that is right or wrong. The character may also have to overcome emotions.

Examples for Teaching Person vs. Self from Literature

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Person vs. Technology Conflict

Person vs. Technology Conflict

In a person vs. technology/machine conflict, a character has a problem with robots or machines. This type of conflict is often found in science fiction.

Check out the books and videos to use when teaching this skill. Continue Reading

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