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Literature: "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These sites have activities that go along with the book “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Includes reading, writing, vocabulary, and mapping activities that can be used in the classroom. There are also hands-on cooking and craft activities. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her other books.

Grades

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  • 5,
  • 6

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This article talks about what children did for entertainment in the pioneer days. NOTE: The site has ads.
Click on "Ask Laura a Question" and a retired school teacher will answer e-mail questions about Laura, her family, and her books. Students can also explore the "Pioneer Counting Book." Teachers should explore "Activities" and the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Teaching Unit."
Read about the American homesteaders of the late 19th century.
This is a timeline of events that students can use to create their own timeline based on the book. NOTE: The site has ads.
This site has instructions for making corn husk dolls, which Laura would have played with as a child.
This page for teachers has ideas on how to create a script based on chapter 11 in "Little House on the Prairie." NOTE: The site has pop-up ads.
Students can click on "Slide Show" to see photographs of this southeastern Kansas site. "Site's Founding" gives the history of how the cabin foundation was discovered.
Students can make their own ink from colored berries. NOTE: The site has ads.
Students can take this eight question quiz.
This site has resources about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Learn about the places the Ingalls family lived. Includes activities and teaching guides to go along with various Little House books. Listen to fiddle playing and other music from that period. Read documents written by Laura.
These websites are about the book "By the Shores of Silver Lake" and author Laura Ingalls Wilder. There are discussion questions, lesson plans, interactive activities, and an excerpt from the book.

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