Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 30

The Secret Garden – Chapter 15 Nest Building

  The audio file for Chapter 15 “Nest Building” is 20 minutes 27 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 15 Nest Building   After another week of rain the high arch of blue sky appeared again and the sun which poured down was quite hot. Though there had been no chance to see …

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Oct 26

Four Cipher Codes to use when creating Secret Messages

Cipher Codes Using cipher codes is a great way to get reluctant students writing. Present one or more of these cipher codes. Build up the suspense by discussing how spies carried secret assault plans through enemy lines using various codes. Be sure to grab the printable at the bottom of the post. Caesar Cipher Sending coded …

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Oct 23

The Secret Garden – Chapter 14 A Young Rajah

  The audio file for Chapter 14 “A Young Rajah” is 24 minutes 4 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 14 A Young Rajah The moor was hidden in mist when the morning came, and the rain had not stopped pouring down. There could be no going out of doors. Martha was so busy that …

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Oct 19

Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy

Semantic Maps – A Teaching Strategy 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: character traits — Students …

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Oct 16

The Secret Garden – Chapter 13 I am Colin

  The audio file for Chapter 13 “I am Colin” is 23 minutes 13 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 13 I am Colin Mary took the picture back to the house when she went to her supper and she showed it to Martha. “Eh!” said Martha with great pride. “I never knew …

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Oct 12

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Main Idea and Details

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Main Idea and Details If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills.  This post contains the animated short film “Lifted” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. The post contains a handout leveled for upper elementary …

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Oct 09

The Secret Garden – Chapter 12 Might I Have a Bit of Earth?

  The audio file for Chapter 12 “Might I Have a Bit of Earth?” is 15 minutes 03 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 12 Might I Have a Bit of Earth? Mary ran so fast that she was rather out of breath when she reached her room. Her hair was ruffled on …

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Oct 05

Four Word Activities with Free Printables

Word Activities Four word activities are explained. At the bottom of the post, you will find a handout link. The handout contains a printable for each activity for you to try each of these activities with your students. These word games will have your students thinking ‘out of the box’ in no time at all. …

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Oct 02

The Secret Garden – Chapter 11 The Nest of the Missel Thrush

  The audio file for Chapter 11 “The Nest of the Missel Thrush” is 13 minutes 30 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 11 The Nest of the Missel Thrush For two or three minutes he stood looking round him, while Mary watched him, and then he began to walk about softly, even …

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