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One of the best fourth grade books of all time is Where the Red Fern Grows. Provide your class with interesting background on the book and the author as well as worksheets for every five chapters of the novel. The first part of the guide provides information you can use and share with the class, and the second part contains graphic organizers, comprehension questions, activities, and vocabulary that will carry you through the entire book. Just print and copy what you need from this great 22-page resource.
Learners read, Where the Red Fern Grows over a span of several days. In this reading comprehension lesson, students answer discussion questions about the chapters they are reading. Learners also write reflections for the chapters they have read, and the questions the lesson poses.
Fourth graders complete multi-curricular novel analysis activities for the story Where the Red Fern Grows. In this novel analysis lesson, 4th graders read chapters from the book, discuss animal facts, complete nature activities, learn how to use compass to find direction, and complete a meteorology activity. Students finish with a discussion of legends, vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, and watch the movie for the novel.
While reading Where the Red Fern Grows, readers explore the setting, characters, and theme of the novel as they participate in classroom activities that include comprehension questions and discussions. Individuals also define vocabulary words that they encounter as they read the novel and research Cherokee culture.
An excellent lesson plan on the classic book, Where the Red Fern Grows. Learners view the W. Wilson Rawls website and engage in a series of activities generated by the website. They write in their reflective journals, watch a video, and complete a book mapping activity when using the website as well. This lesson is meant to be used after reading each chapter of the book, so it will go on for quite a long time.