Monthly Archive: November 2017

Nov 30

The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who each sell his or her most prized possession to have money to buy a gift for his or her spouse. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas season. What Level is the Story Unit? …

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Nov 27

The Secret Garden – Chapter 19 It Has Come!

  The audio file for Chapter 19 “It Has Come!” is 19 minutes 10 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 19 It Has Come! Of course Dr. Craven had been sent for the morning after Colin had had his tantrum. He was always sent for at once when such a thing occurred and …

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Nov 25

Great Books for Teaching Students About Empathy

Great Books for Teaching Students About Empathy Just last week, the 317th mass shooting took place this year in the United States. A gunman in California drove through a locked gate. He then shot through the windows of the elementary school killing four people. Teaching students empathy is more important than ever in this time …

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Nov 20

The Secret Garden – Chapter 18 Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time

  The audio file for Chapter 18 “Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time” is 12 minutes 12 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 18 Tha’ Munnot Waste No Time Of course Mary did not waken early the next morning. She slept late because she was tired, and when Martha brought her breakfast she told …

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Nov 16

Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy

Semantic Feature Analysis – A Teaching Strategy What is Semantic Feature Analysis? Semantic feature analysis (SFA) uses a grid to help students visualize how topics are related to one another. Learners complete the grid to see connections between items, make predictions, or categorize topics.  When to Use SFA Use semantic feature analysis any time students …

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Nov 13

The Secret Garden – Chapter 17 A Tantrum

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

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Nov 09

Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone

Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills.  This post contains the animated short “The Girl and the Cloud” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. In this exercise, students will compare …

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Nov 06

The Secret Garden – Chapter 16 I Won’t Said Mary

  The audio file for Chapter 16 “I Won’t Said Mary” is 12 minutes 44 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 16 I Won’t Said Mary They found a great deal to do that morning and Mary was late in returning to the house and was also in such a hurry to get …

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Nov 02

Boom Learning™ – Interactive Task Cards

Boom Learning™ – Interactive Task Cards Be sure you click on the link at the bottom of this post for a free Boom Learning™ deck. The Search Teachers are so overwhelmed with hundreds of daily tasks. I wanted to add something to my book units to make their lives easier. Many of my units contain …

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