Little House in the Big Woods, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 4-6

Setting: Wisconsin, USA

Genre: Historical, Biography

Page Count: 54 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8 weeks

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First book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder celebrated Little House series, Based on a true story.

There are no houses for miles around, just the Ingalls family: Charles and Caroline (Pa and Ma), Mary, Laura, and baby Carrie.
Laura tells the gentle and often funny story of growing up in the Big Woods of Wisconsin in the 1860's. Here we follow the day-to-day events of the life of Laura Ingalls over the course of the seasons. The story begins as the family prepares for winter, storing away food and preserving meat. During the long nights Pa tells stories and entertains the girl's with his fiddle. In the spring the family makes maple syrup. Summertime brings long days of hard work in the fields, and the fall brings the harvest. As the seasons change the chores and play-time of Laura and her big sister, Mary, also change. Little House in the Big Woods is a delightful look at family life on the frontier.

Check out her other titles:    #2 Farmer Boy and  #3 Little House on the Prairie

Progeny Press' Little House in the Big Woods Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:

About the Author: Discover the life and legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author whose tales of frontier life have captivated generations.
Background Information: Learn about Wisconsin's rich history, providing a contextual backdrop for the events and experiences depicted in the novel.
Vocabulary: Understand and master the words used in the novel. Engage in a variety of activities designed to stimulate retention and foster vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: Explore the artistry of Laura Ingalls Wilder's storytelling, including in-context usage, vivid setting descriptions, paraphrasing exercises, simile exploration, unraveling secret words, and the challenge of crossword puzzles
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Analyze lessons on obedience, moral integrity, gratitude, contentment, honoring the Sabbath, cultivating quiet times, navigating conflicts, addressing jealousy and revenge, appreciating beauty, and upholding truth.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Our Little House guides have many extra hands-on projects including: Seasons, lumber industry, maps, games, bulletin boards, weather, science projects, writing assignments, whittling, dancing, animal tracks, cooking and more!
Suggestions for Further Reading: A reading list featuring more works by Laura Ingalls Wilder and other books that complement or share similarities with Little House in the Big Woods. This list offers further literary adventures, allowing you to explore enchanting tales of frontier life.

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

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  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

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!

What others have to say about Progeny Press ELA study guides:

Book Awards:
U.S. National Education Association "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" • School Library Journal #19 among Top 100 of all-time children's novels • Children's Literature Legacy Award Winning author (previously known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal)

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    3 Reviews

  • Posted by Pinar K. on 2nd May 2016


    Excellent variety of question types

    Excellent variety of question types and enrichment activities. The study guide should be appropriate for different learning styles and academic levels. The product arrived quickly and in good order. The customer service people were very helpful. I will definitely use progeny study guides again.

  • Posted by Samantha K. on 23rd Oct 2014


    Keeping up with the times

    So happy someone is keeping up with the times and we can get downloadable study guides and e-books. Makes home schooling very easy too! Thank you and keep them coming!

  • Posted by Suzanne F. on 21st Oct 2014


    Another great product from Progeny

    Another great product from Progeny Press. Very age appropriate!