Lesson Plan

Where the Red Fern Grows: Graphic Organizer, Story Map

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How do you grow a goal from a dream to reality? You make a plan! After reading chapters two and three of Where the Red Fern Grows, learners map how Billy earns his dogs by completing an organizer in pairs and then discussing answers in groups. After completing the activity, pupils consider the paths they can take to achieve their dreams and critically think about their decision making skills. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • When reading future texts, continue to have pupils identify sequential order if applicable as a practiced reading strategy
  • Require textual evidence to support material within the organizer
  • Display graded work throughout your classroom to celebrate effort and recognize model papers
Classroom Considerations
  • When assigning chapters two and three, have readers focus on the steps Billy takes to get his dogs
  • Lesson teaches academic content as well as work habits and collaboration with peers
  • Instructions are clear and concise 
  • Includes an answer sheet
  • None
Common Core