Literature: "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls
Here are websites about the novel “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls. Find out about the book, the author, Redbone Coonhounds, and Oklahoma, where the book takes place. Includes lesson plans, reviews, interactive quizzes, and worksheets. There are links to eThemes on friendship in literature, economics, raccoons, and hound dogs.
Where the Red Fern Grows
This website has lesson plans, interactive vocabulary quizzes and games, and crafts for the book. NOTE: The site includes links to websites with advertisements and discussion forums.
Quia: The Tricky Red Fern
Try this vocabulary game based on the book.
Scholastic Discussion Guide
This Web site contains a discussion guide, a writing prompt, and a vocabulary exercise.
This 22 page PDF file is an extensive study guide for the novel. Includes information about the author and worksheets for the book.
This student-created site has games and information about the book.
Meet Wilson Rawls
Read a biography of the author.
Read this student review.
Enchanted Learning: Oklahoma
Learn more about the state that the book takes place in.
Map of Oklahoma
This one page PDF file is a map of Oklahoma. See if you can find the Ozark Plateau, where the novel takes place.
eThemes Resource: Literature Themes: Friendship
These sites have tips on making friends and how to resolve common problems that threaten friendships. There are several classroom activity ideas to help foster friendships among students. Includes lists of recommended children's books as well as links to eThemes Resources on books that include this theme.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Basic Concepts
Learn about various economic concepts, including supply and demand, opportunity costs, and natural, human, and capital resources. Includes many class activities and several online quizzes and interactive games. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on taxes.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Raccoon
Learn about the familiar Northern American animal, the raccoon. The following pages include information about the raccoon's classification, history, habits, and habitats. Includes photographs, games, and coloring pages.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Hound Dogs
These sites are about hound dogs. Read about bloodhounds, coonhounds, whippets, and other breeds of hound dogs. One site includes video clips of the different breeds. Includes links to eThemes on Dachshunds and the novel "Where the Red Fern Grows," which is about a boy and his coonhounds.