Little House in the Big Woods, The - Study Guide
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Third book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder celebrated Little House series, Based on a true story.
Laura Ingalls is a small girl caught up in the westward expansion. When her Pa decides the Big Woods of Wisconsin is too crowded, the Ingalls family packs up and heads for open spaces. Laura finds the trip alternates between boredom and moments of heart-stopping excitement in their covered wagon. The real story starts when they arrive in the grasslands of Kansas and begin to build new lives - learning to live with nearby Indians, howling wolves, and surviving a prairie fire only to find out, a year later, that they have built three miles over the line into Indian Territory.
A book filled with adventure and illustrations by Garth Williams.
Continue the series: #1 Little House in the Big Woods and #2 Farmer Boy
About the Author: Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Background Information: Westward expansion, and historical setting of the USA.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonyms, similes, personification, compare vs. contrast, adage, in context, alliteration, consonance, juxtaposition, personification, dictionary, foreshadowing, themes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Honor your parents, providence, fear, cooking, discussions, art, music, writing, waste, motivation, expectations, love one another, thankfulness, courage.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Our Little House guides have many extra hands-on projects including: Maps, camping, journaling, science, letter writing, crossword, games, crafting, wordsearch, field trips, activity pages, essay ideas.
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 on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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