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The Night Gardener

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The 72-page Kids Wings Unit for The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is a deliciously scary Victorian ghost story, perfect for your middle graders! With strong character-building lessons, your kids will grow in understanding the difference between truth and lies and will come to appreciate the value of storytelling ... and storytellers!

The activities include:

  • Teacher Page:
  • Fairy Tale Elements;
  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards;
  • Anticipation Guide;
  • Setting Up a Dialectical Journal;
  • Map Study: Where in the World Are England and Ireland?
  • Character Studies;
  • 3-Page Readers Theater Introduction;
  • Chart the Story's Progress;
  • Figures of Speech!
  • Get the Picture!
  • Complete Vocabulary List and Tic-Tac-Toe;
  • 8 Grouped Chapter Vocabulary and Questions in Predict-Read-Confirm Format;Multiple Choice Chapter Check-ups;
  • Listening for Point of View or Voice in the Story;
  • Illustrating Chapters 33 and 34;
  • Diagnosing Dr. Crouch;
  • Illustrating Chapters 36-39;
  • Creating Mood in The Story;
  • Creating a Model of Ma and Pa's Ship;
  • Plotting the Plot;
  • Visualizing the Text;
  • Crossword Puzzle;
  • A Magical Mysterious Literary Form,
  • A Logic Puzzle;
  • Three Research Projects
  • A Truth to Be Celebrated, Puzzle;
  • Visualize and Label the Fairy Tale Elements;
  • Writing Prompts;
  • 5-in-a-Row Vocabulary Games for Parts 1 and 2;
  • Character Poems;
  • Answer Pages;
  • Appendix;
  • and MORE!
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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