Farmer Boy - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 4-6

Setting: New York

Genre: Historical, Biographical

Page Count: 56 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8-9 weeks

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Second book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder celebrated Little House series, Based on a true story. 
Almanzo Wilder is almost nine years old, and is the youngest of four children. He's a farmer boy, living and working on his family's large farm in northern New York state. He goes to school in a one-room schoolhouse when school is in session, but when there's work to be done - and there almost always work to be done on the Wilder farm - Almanzo does his part to help his family make a living. Almanzo's driving desire is earning a colt of his very own! Experiencing the labor as well as the leisure times will teach Almanzo the lessons and rewards of hard work, patience, honesty, loyalty, and prudence.

Other titles:  #1 Little House in the Big Woods and  #3 Little House on the Prairie

Progeny Press' Farmer Boy Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Background Information: Read about family farms, a central theme in the novel. Learn about the daily lives, challenges, and joys experienced by families living and working on farms during the period of the story.
Vocabulary: Master the language of the novel through a variety of engaging activities designed to stimulate vocabulary retention and growth.
Literary Techniques:  Explore a range of literary techniques including synonyms, adjectives, characterization, dictionary usage, mood analysis, paraphrasing, contextual understanding, thesaurus exploration, similes, metaphors, and theme identification. Uncover the layers of meaning woven into the narrative.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on the moral lessons of the novel, discussing important teaching moments and character values. Explore themes of family time, attitude, work ethic, Sabbath observance, patience, money management, love for one another, consequences of actions, honoring parents, truth, and the implications of revenge
Activities and Writing Assignments: Our Little House guides have many extra hands-on projects, from a farming report or speech to chores, mapwork, dairy activities, creative writing exercises, art projects, cooking experiences, gardening endeavors, and word searches, these activities enhance understanding and engagement.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list featuring more works by Laura Ingalls Wilder and other authors. Discover books that complement or share similarities with Farmer Boy, providing a broader perspective on the themes and experiences presented in the novel.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Formatted with your Primary grade Upper Elementary student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into simplified writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and continue building and refining their analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study PDF download accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
ALA Notable Children's Book •
Children's Literature Legacy Award Winning author (previously known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal)

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