Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 28

Prefix Teaching Activities and Ideas

Prefixes The English Language English is a mix of several languages including French, Italian, Greek and Latin, Vietnamese and so on. This makes the number of words linguists estimate the English language to have extremely large —- approximately one million words. About 170,000 of these words are in current use. The average adult English speaker …

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Dec 25

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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Dec 21

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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Dec 18

The Secret Garden – Chapter 22 When the Sun Went Down

  The audio file for Chapter 22 “When the Sun Went Down” is 10 minutes 36 seconds in length. Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 22 When the Sun Went Down When his head was out of sight Colin turned to Mary. “Go and meet him,” he said; and Mary flew across the grass to the door …

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Dec 14

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective 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 “Oktapodi” found on Youtube and inserted in this post.  In this animated shorts, students will evaluate the perspective of the main characters. The …

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Dec 11

The Secret Garden – Chapter 21 Ben Weatherstaff

  The audio file for Chapter 21 “Ben Weatherstaff” is 19 minutes 49 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 21 Ben Weatherstaff One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and …

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Dec 07

The Secret Garden – Rose Craft

  The Secret Garden Rose Craft Students will enjoy creating this beautiful yet super easy rose. The rose may be used as a simple craft or used to teach dozens of skills. Teaching Ideas Cover for Writings for The Secret Garden Give students a series of writing prompts. The writings may be turned into a book …

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Dec 04

The Secret Garden – Chapter 20 I Shall Live Forever-And Ever-And Ever

  The audio file for Chapter 20 “I Shall Live Forever-And Ever-And Ever” is 15 minutes 31 seconds in length.   Handouts   The Secret Garden Chapter 20 I Shall Live Forever-And Ever-And Ever But they were obliged to wait more than a week because first there came some very windy days and then Colin was threatened …

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