Literature: "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
These sites provide information on the book, the author, and the illustrator. There is also historical information on the river Thames. Included are eThemes resources on writing and the decade 1910-1919.
"The Wind in the Willows" Unit
This 25 page PDF learning unit for "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame includes an abstract; overview with concept objectives, content from Core Knowledge Sequence, skill objectives; background knowledge; resources; ten lessons; a culminating activity; handout/worksheets; and a bibliography.
"The Wind in the Willows" Teacher's Notes
This three page PDF Teacher's Notes for Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" includes information about the author, a summary, story background and themes, discussion activities, and vocabulary activities.
"The Wind in the Willows" Teacher's Guide: A KET Production of the Stage One Play
This 21 page PDF Teacher's Guide of "The Wind in the Willows" includes an introduction, including: playwright's note, using the production in the classroom, background information, about the author, about the book, and about stage one; classroom activities; scene list; and additional resources.
"Wind in the Willow" Crafts & Activities
These activities help to reinforce some of the concepts from Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows"; includes: creative word discussion activity, geography
craft, character sketch activity; musical chairs; and skits.
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Fun Trivia: "The Wind in the Willows"
Test your students' knowledge of "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame.
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FactMonster: Kenneth Grahame
Read this encyclopedia entry with brief information about the author, Kenneth Grahame.
Kenneth Grahame: Books and Biography
Read about his life and see a photograph of Grahame in this biography. Click on the "The Wind in the Willows" link to read the book on line. NOTE: The site includes ads.
eBook: The Wind in the Willows
You can read this book online or download it on this site.
After reading the book "The Wind in the Willows", students can select one of these four activities.
Biography: E. H. Shepard
Read this biography of Ernest Howard Shepard, the artist for "The Wind in the Willows" as well as many other children's books.
The history of the Thames is part of the history of England. Click on the interactive map or click on "Literary Thames" to learn about authors writing about the Thames.
Read this encyclopedia entry on the Thames and learn the correct pronunciation. NOTE: The site includes pop-up ads.
eThemes Resource: Decade: 1910-1919
Read about life in America during the 1910s. View the fashions of this time. Read about the Tango and silent movies that were popular. Learn about WWI and see photographs and diaries from soldiers. Topics include inventions during the 1901s such as air conditioners and radio receivers. There is also information about women suffrage and the 1918 Influenza outbreak.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Writer's Crafts
Writing is a craft that comprises skills, which can be learned using various methods and techniques. These sites examine the craft of writing and offer students many opportunities to practice. There are interactive activities, lesson ideas, advice, bibliographies, and other examples of the writer's craft.
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