Little House on the Prairie - Study Guide

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Third book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder celebrated Little House series, Based on a true story.
School Library Journal, #27 among Top 100 of all-time children's novels. Children's Literature Legacy Award Winning author (previously known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal).

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 enchanting illustrations by Garth Williams.

Through Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic tale from her childhood, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Background Information: Westward expansion, and historical setting of the USA.

Vocabulary 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.

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!
Recommended Grade Level:
4-6
Setting:
Midwest United States, Late 1860s
Workbook ISBN:
978-1-58609-322-8
CD ISBN:
978-1-58609-556-7
Study Guide Author:
Rebecca Gilleland
For the Book By:
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Study Guide Page Count:
67 pages

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