Ox-Cart Man, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 1-3

Setting: New Hampshire

Genre: Picture Book

Page Count: 27+ Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 6-7 weeks

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Ox-Cart Man is a simple and rhythmic story of a man who fills his ox-cart with all the goods his family has produced over the last year and takes them to market. After selling everything, including his cart and his ox, he buys a few items and walks home. The book traces a year in the life of a New England farm family in the 1800's. The values of hard work, patience, family, and contentment are woven throughout the story.

Progeny Press' Ox-Cart Man English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Historical Background: Learn about the early American colonies and the New Hampshire Turnpike and about the daily life of an early American farmer.
Author & Illustrator Biography: Learn about Donald Hall and Barbara Cooney, their lives, and their other works.
Vocabulary: Engage in activities designed to stimulate retention and improve vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: Focus on the understanding synonyms as a key literary technique.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Embrace the idea of working diligently as if for God, the value of industriousness over laziness, the importance of timely actions, and listening to the wisdom of parental advice.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Explore mapping to visualize the narrative's geographical location(s), study the changing seasons, farm products, and crafting. Engage in storytelling, monthly job planning, weather journaling, and wordsearch activities. Enjoy the sensory experience of cooking and express your artistic creativity through various art forms, including weaving.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall. Enjoy a world of captivating stories that echo the spirit and essence of this literary masterpiece

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

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Book Awards:
Caldecott Medal Winner 1980   •   Reading Rainbow book

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