Monthly Archive: July 2017

Jul 31

The Secret Garden – Chapter 2 Mistress Mary Quite Contrary

  The audio file for Chapter 2 “Mistress Mary Quite Contrary” is 15 minutes 0 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 2 Mistress Mary Quite Contrary Mary had liked to look at her mother from a distance and she had thought her very pretty, but as she knew very little of her she could …

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Jul 27

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2017 Have an exceptional Roald Day with some of these resources! Resource #1 Download this free printable. Students will have a great time comparing the main characters of six of Dahl’s most famous books. Resource #2 Register for a free party pack at the Dahl Day website. All you have to do is …

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Jul 24

The Secret Garden – Chapter 1 There is No One Left

  The audio file for Chapter 1 “There is No One Left” is 12 minutes 26 seconds in length.   Handouts The Secret Garden Chapter 1 There is No One Left When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was …

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Jul 20

The Secret Garden — Free Book Unit

The Announcement I’m excited to announce that each Monday over the next 27 weeks; The Secret Garden Book Unit will be featured in weekly blog posts. Because many schools are going digital, I have made some changes to this unit. The weekly blog posts are student-friendly. Reading the Chapter The full text for each chapter will …

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Jul 17

The People of Sparks Teaching Ideas

The People of Sparks In The People of Sparks, the sequel to The City of Ember, the Emberites leave their cave home. After journeying for a couple of days, they come to a village called Sparks. Here they find a group of people who although aren’t openly hostile are certainly not welcoming. The two groups …

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Jul 10

ECHO Book Activities

ECHO Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of Esperanza Rising, writes another hit novel with Echo. The book tells four stories weaved together by a magical harmonica. The book begins and ends with three fairy-tale princesses and a lost boy named Otto. Otto wanders into the woods during a game of hide-and-seek. There he meets three princesses. He is surprised because they …

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Jul 03

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Activities

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Roy Eberhardt teams with Beatrice and her brother, Mullet Fingers. They wish to stop the Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House Corporation from building a pancake house on a vacant lot. The lot has become home to a group of endangered burrowing owls. The three scheme to prevent the corporation from bulldozing …

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