Little House in the Big Woods, The - Study Guide

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

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.

Through Laura Ingalls Wilder's endearing adventure, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Background Information: Wisconsin history.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: In context, setting, paraphrase, similes, secret word, crossword. 

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Obey, morals, thankfulness, contentment, Sabbath, quiet times, arguments, jealousy, revenge, beauty, 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:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

Features and Benefits of the study guide 

Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
  • Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
  • Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!

  CD Format

  • Provides the study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • Our Interactive Study Guide should be opened with the FREE Adobe Readerprogram. With the interactive feature, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.
    Note: Mobile Devices/Tablets may require alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields.
  • Or choose to conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole guide at once
    • Print single lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire guide for classroom sets
  • Easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete separate answer key file included for the teacher!


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    Posted by Felicia Z. on 20th Jul 2015