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Ox-Cart Man, The - E-Guide

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Caldecott Medal Winner 1980, Reading Rainbow book. 

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.

Through Donald Hall's charming story, students will learn:

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

Literary Techniques:  Synonyms.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Work as if for God, be industrious not lazy, doing things when the time is right, good advice from parents, planning ahead.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, seasons, farm products and crafting, storytelling, monthly jobs, weather journaling, wordsearch, cooking, art, 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.

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

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Recommended Grade Level:
1-3
Setting:
New Hampshire, 1832
Study Guide author:
Rebecca Gilleland
for the book by:
Donald Hall
Study Guide Page Count:
28 pages