Stone Fox - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 3-5

Setting: Wyoming

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Dog Story

Page Count: 58 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

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Willy and his grandfather live on a farm in Wyoming where they grow potatoes. One day Grandfather will not get out of bed or even speak. Willy runs to get Doc Smith, who examines Grandfather and can find nothing wrong with him. She tells Willy that Grandfather has just given up on life.
When Willy goes to town, he sees a poster advertising the National Dogsled Races. The prize for winning the race is $500! With the state of Wyoming threatening to take the farm for back-taxes, Willy decides to enter the race, convinced he and his dog, Searchlight, can win. But an Indian named Stone Fox also enters the race, and he's never lost. Can Willy and Searchlight beat Stone Fox and save the farm - and Grandfather - before it's too late?

Progeny Press' Stone Fox English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Elementary School Primary grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about John Reynold's Gardiner.
Background Information: Jackson, Wyoming and Shoshone Indian Reservation
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques:  Synonyms, antonyms, fact vs. opinion, characterization, similes, metaphors, proverbs, repetition, point of view, cause and effect, story structure, conflict, theme, foil, setting.
Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Comfort, honor your parents, advice, risk, turn the other cheek, racism, compassion.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, calculations, wordsearch, puzzle, essay idea, research paper, dogs. Wyoming, multi-media news, Iditarod and dog sledding, potatoes, sign language, service project, depression.
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, Stone Fox by John Reynold Gardiner.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

Formatted with your Upper Elementary grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that build and strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and establishes their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

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New York Times Outstanding Children's book of 1980   •   New York Times Notable Book of the Year   •   Southern California Council on Literature for Children Young People Award   •   Library of Congress Children's Books   •   Beehive Award   •   Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award 

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