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Students explore economics by reading classic literature with their classmates. In this farm production lesson, students read the famous story Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Students complete handouts based upon farm resources, inputs, outputs and natural resources mentioned in the story.
Students read novel, Little House in the Big Woods, explore web sites and other resources devoted to author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, complete Venn Diagram showing ways they and author are alike and different, and create diorama, read another book by same author, make accurate map of states in which Wilder spent her childhood, and/or listen to fiddle music and write why it was important in life of Wilder family.
Third graders compose friendly letters. In this writing skills lesson, 3rd graders read chapters 11-13 of Little House in the Big Woods and discuss the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Students examine a letter that Wilder wrote to children and then write their own letters to children of the future.
Third graders create a report on bears and maple syrup. For this comprehension and research lesson, 3rd graders read three chapters of Little House In The Big Woods, discuss the events of each chapter, use the Internet to research bear pictures and facts, design a book jacket about bears, work in groups to research maple syrup and then put their information together in a report.
Third graders relate the vowel sounds of short "e" and short "i" to their most common spellings using the book "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They write dictated sentences, watch a PowerPoint presentation, identify and discuss setting questions, and complete a Venn diagram.
Third graders discuss where they live. In this geography and writing lesson, identify Wisconsin and West Virginia on a map, then begin reading, Little House in the Big Woods. Students decorate a picture of a log cabin as it is described in the book, and write about their favorite day.
Fourth graders complete activities to practice listening, reading, and writing skills. In this language art skills lesson, 4th graders use the book Little House in the Big Woods to study the role of music in the Ingalls family. Students visit the given website, select a tune, and design a CD cover for the song. Students read chapter 10 aloud and discuss jealousy. Students discuss bees and their dangers and visit related websites. Students write down 3 bee facts.