Little House on the Prairie Literacy Lounge: Summertime in the Big Woods
Students will journey back in history to the 1800's to experience pioneer days together as we read and discuss Summertime in the Big Woods, adapted from the Laura Ingalls Wilder book series.
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Class will begin with an introduction to the book titled "Summertime in the Big Woods", including a definition and identification of the following literary terms: setting, characters, title, illustrator, author. Students will be encouraged to listen closely for the differences observed in the lives of the pioneers of the 1800's compared with our own lives today. The teacher will read each page aloud, discussing the illustrations and asking open-ended questions about the events in the...
Students will demonstrate active listening skills by answering comprehension questions about the story. Students will become familiar with literary terms: setting, title, author, illustrator, characters. Students will compare and contrast pioneer life in the 1800's with our lives today. Students will engage in coversation with teacher and peers while gaining exposure to American history and pioneer life. Students will develop a foundation for the Little House on the Prairie series of full-length books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
This class does not include homework.
(Optional) - A copy of Summertime in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, adapted by Harper-Collins Publishers
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Learners are assessed through relaxed and encouraged direct questioning and group discussion.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
If the topic of racism toward Native Americans arises in discussion of this book, I will explain that discriminatory attitudes that happened toward Native Americans in the 1800's does not align with how we view people of varying backgrounds today. We will discuss encouraging ways to appreciate all of the different people groups in our world.
Brooke Nowlin, M. Ed. & B.S. Elementary/Spec. Ed.
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Teaching is my passion, as I have taught in many forums: public school, Christian school, homeschool, and in online education as well. As a home-educator of over 16 years, I taught all 7 of my children how to read with fluency starting at 4...