Literature: "Old Yeller" by Fred Gipson
These sites are about the book “Old Yeller” and the author Fred Gipson. Included are sites with study questions, vocabulary, tests, quizzes, graphic organizers, as well as information on rabies, life in the 1860’s, and cattle drives. There are links to eThemes Resources on farm animals, dogs, confederate soldiers, and the geography of the southern region of the United States.
Capo Creations: Student Study Guide
This site provides guiding questions for comprehension as students read the book. Vocabulary words are links to additional websites. There are also Enrichment Activities included.
ThinkQuest: Old Yeller
This student project contains a summary of the book as well as links to the author, quizzes, Texas, and a variety of animals.
Capo Creations: Test
Here is a 50-question test over the book Old Yeller. Twenty-five are multiple choice and 25 are true/false.
Spaghetti Book Club: Old Yeller
This is a students' review of the book.
Harper Collins: Old Yeller
Read excerpts from the book online, a book description, features, or click on a biography of the author.
Gordon's Guide: Cattle Drives and Working Ranches
This is information about current cattle drive locations. There are images of cattle drives. NOTE: This site contains ads.
PBS: Archives of the West
See a picture of a cattle drive from 1868-1874.
Great Plains Farm Life in Mid- to Late 1800's
Learn what life was like living on a farm during the 1800's and the hardships they lived with.
Texas Facts, Map and State Symbols
Learn all about the state of Texas. Includes a link to a flag of the state and a printable map. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Literature/Writing Connection: Old Yeller
In this one-page pdf, there are activity ideas that integrate writing and literature connection lesson into discussion of the novel.
Types of Graphic Organizers
This site has links to many different types of graphic organizers with examples including venn diagrams.
Infectious Diseases: Rabies
This site designed for kids to learn about rabies.
National Center for Infectious Disease: Rabies
Learn about the disease rabies. Includes information on what causes rabies, the history, prevention, and frequently asked questions.
Learn all about rabies from this encyclopedia entry. NOTE: This site contains ads.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Dogs
Learn about different breeds of dogs and their origins. There are quizzes to help you determine which breed of dog would be good for you and your family. Includes activities, encyclopedia articles, and printouts.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Farm Animals
Learn about different animals that live on farms, including cows, horses, dogs, cats, and more. Includes many photos, plus audio files of the animal sounds. There are activities, games, and online stories relating to farm life.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Confederate Soldier
These sites are about the Confederate soldiers and their beliefs about the Civil War. Read letters from soldiers and see photographs showing them in uniform. Learn which states supported the Confederacy.
eThemes Resource: Geography: Southern Region of the United States
These sites focus on the states in the South. Learn more about the history, land, economy, industries, and animals of this region. There are many photographs as well as statistics that can be graphed. The following states are included: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
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