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Study of “The Secret Garden” in all of its complexities signals move to Readiness Standards

Study of “The Secret Garden” in all of it complexities signals move to Readiness Standards

Using adjectives and nouns, students at St. Joseph School in Ellinwood Kayanna Hammeke and Katelyn Reh study the personalities of characters from the book, “The Secret Garden.” The students compared the three main characters and traced their changes and growth through the book.

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ELLINWOOD — Interwoven into rich brocade, the lives of three children are forever changed interacting with each other on the English moor. A fiction book called “The Secret Garden” by Frances Burnett depicts these children who become family to each other. Their lives are regenerated by being at one with nature in the secret garden and with each other.
And so, St. Joseph School eighth graders study this book, written in 1911, and with it, the move to the College and Career Readiness Standards. The students have done an in-depth study of the characters, comparing life in England to life in ...

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