The Secret Garden

Free Book Unit for The Secret Garden

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 be included in the posts.


Each blog post will have an audio file that will read the chapter orally. Students may listen to the story on many devices including phones, iPods, Kindles, computers, etc. Students can follow along with the text while listening or simply not press the start button on the audio file to read the chapter independently. These audio files are provided by LibriVox and are in the public domain.


A link to student-friendly handouts is provided in each post. These handouts will include the following:

  • The entire text for the chapter

  • Vocabulary Practice ~ focuses on two vocabulary words from the chapter

  • Comprehension Practice ~ a check for understanding with multiple-choice, matching, fill in the blanks, and/or short answer questions

  • Writing Practice ~ a Constructed Response Writing Prompt

Where to Begin

Begin by downloading this FREE resource from Teachers Pay Teachers. This packet contains the materials you will need to turn the weekly blog posts into a full book unit. It includes:

  • Lesson Plans at a Glance
  • A Vocabulary List with Words, Definitions, and Sample Sentences from the Text
  • Vocabulary Bookmarks
  • Word Cards with Storage Pocket
  • Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
  • Instructions for Using the Constructive Response Questions as Interactive Notebook Pages

The First Chapter

Come back Monday, July 24 to see Chapter 1. I hope your students enjoy this wonderful book! 

Free Book Unit for The Secret GardenAdditional Versions of The Secret Garden

 The Secret Garden ~1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV film adaptation


The Secret Garden | Level 6 | By Little Fox
(This is an animated abridge version of the story.)

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