Where the Red Fern Grows - E-Guide

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A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal, A Must-Read for Kids 9-14 NPR, Evansville Book Award, Young Readers Award, Michigan Council of Teachers of English, Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, North Dakota, 12th Annual Children's Book Award, Massachusetts, Great Stone Face Award, New Hampshire, The Great American Read #31 (Top 100).

There is nothing Billy Colman wants more than a pair of hunting dogs, but times are tough for farming families in the Ozarks. "Maybe some day when we can afford it, you can have them," Billy's father tells him, "but not right now." Billy doesn't give up. Determined to get a pair of hunting dogs, Billy finds ways to raise the money. With great patience, Billy saves all the money he can, and after two years he is finally able to buy his hunting dogs. Billy works with his dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann, as often as he can, training them to track and tree coons, and teaching them how to avoid "Old Ringtail's" tricks. Though his dogs bring him pleasure, there are trials ahead for Billy as well. Billy learns the value of hard work, patience, and persistence, and eventually sees how God can use all things - even a pair of hunting dogs - to answer the prayers of his family.

Through Wilson Rawls' classic story of a boy and his dogs, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Wilson Rawls.

Background Information: Hunting dogs.

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

Literary Techniques: Characterization, point of view, setting, plot, conflict, expressions, similes, personification, irony, style, mood, metaphor, poetic justice, dictionary, flashback, theme.

Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Hard work, honor parents, love our neighbors, prayer, love enemies, do good, death, grief, comfort, when bad things happen.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, research, essay writing.  

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, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

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

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    Where the Red Fern Grows

    Posted by Deborah on 30th Nov 2015

    Excellent source for book, loved the vocabulary & short answer questions for each chapter.

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    We have enjoyed this study

    Posted by Kim D. on 26th Nov 2015

    We have enjoyed this study very much. It was our first of what we plan to be many more purchases. There are common comprehension questions but also character study questions and some Bible verses on topic. All of these combine to give an in depth discussion of the book.

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    Posted by Pam B. on 13th Apr 2015

    I recently bought "Where the Red Fern Grown-E-Guide". It was so easy to download and it was ready to use in minutes after purchase. I have been using Progeny Press literature guides for many years. The literature guides cover many areas and are very thorough. By the end of the study, the child has a very good understanding of the book. I highly recommend Progeny Press.