Gay Miller

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 12 “The Children are Carried Off”

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off

Chapter 12 The Children are Carried Off Summary

A terrible battle takes place between the pirates and the Native Americans. Many of the Native Americans are killed. A few escape including Tiger Lily. Continue Reading

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #6

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #6

The Parent Connection newsletter provides parents with ideas and links to resources to help their children learn to read more fluently. This post contains Issue #6 in the series.

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 11 “Wendy’s Story”

Chapter 11 Wendy's Story ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Chapter 11 Wendy’s Story

Chapter 11 Wendy’s Story Summary

Wendy tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Darling who have three children: Wendy, John, and Michael. The parents are very upset because their children have left. They leave the window open at night hoping the children will return. The children don’t return until they are grown up.  Continue Reading

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Cinderella for Upper Elementary

Free Cinderella Unit for Upper Elementary Grades

In some ways, I guess you could say I have spoiled my students with great literature because on the days we don’t read at least one chapter I see their disappointed expressions. I began to think about this “problem” and decided that I could teach skills with short, well-known stories my students knew and loved. This way my focus could be on skill development and not comprehension.

Tom Sawyer Project

One of the first projects I came up with was using the story of Tom Sawyer. We read a very condensed picture book version of the story. Students became newspaper reporters and wrote articles about three of the events in the story: “Murder in the Graveyard,” “Muff Potter Found Innocent at Trial,” and “Children Lost in Cave.” Each student created his/her own newspaper. This project covered so many skills, namely non-opinion writing, text features, and technology. [Each student created a newspaper using Publisher.] My students were so proud of their finished newspapers. We displayed them on a hall bulletin board for other classes and parents to see. Continue Reading

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Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Story Elements

Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Peter Pan Story Elements

Peter Pan Story Elements

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Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day Activities

Check out these five ideas to use this Groundhog Day. Students will enjoy learning why we celebrate this holiday. The cookie recipe is not only delicious but cute. Be sure to download the free printables as well.

Groundhog Day Activity #1 [The Story Behind Groundhog Day]

Tradition says that if a groundhog comes out of its hole on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If there is no shadow, an early spring is predicted. Continue Reading

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 10 “The Happy Home”

Chapter 10 The Happy Home ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Chapter 10 The Happy Home

Chapter 10 The Happy Home Summary

Because Peter Pan has saved Tiger Lily’s life, the Native Americans are friendly toward the Lost Boys. They begin to idolize Peter which irritates the boys. Because they are so thankful, the Native Americans stay above the Lost Boy’s cavern home and guard it from the pirates. Continue Reading

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