Discovering the secret garden: An elective workshop for 5th graders

Author: Claudia Núñez Herrera

Year: 2010

Title: Discovering the secret garden: An elective workshop for 5th graders


Summary: This paper offers a workshop that fosters children’s creativity through activities focused on the reading of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. This workshop also provides students with the opportunity to explore culture through imagination while assimilating contents such as discrimination, secrets, and family relations in a fun way that will low the students’ affective filter and that will motivate them to continue reading.


Key words: children’s literature, Victorian society, primary school, workshop, the secret garden, post-colonial studies.

Library barcode: NUÑ 372.47