Information About This Unit
In this unit, a little boy has big courage in the story, "The Littles" by John Peterson. Hands-on activities include making an antonym fishing game, creating courage cards, and making a mousetrap. Your child will also learn what an antonym is. In addition, your child will have three writing assignments:to write about the story, to write about his/her summer, and to write a story pretending to be a Little. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach language arts.
|Read "The Littles"||(no rating)|
This week, you and your child will read "The Littles" by John Peterson.
|Setting Map||(no rating)|
You will create a setting map using this online tool.
|Fishing for Antonyms||(no rating)|
Your child will have fun with this game that will help to reinforce the understanding of antonyms.
|Courage Cards||(no rating)|
Create cards to help remind your child what gives him/her courage when he or she is scared.
|Mouse Trap||(no rating)|
Build a humane mouse trap with your child.
|What is an Antonym?||(no rating)|
Learn what an antonym is.
|Opposite Day||(no rating)|
Your child will use antonyms to describe things throughout the day.
|Ideas for the Littles||(no rating)|
Have your child write other ideas the Littles could use to get the Newcombs to notice the mouse problem.
|Favorite Thing You Did This Summer||(no rating)|
Write 1-2 paragraphs about your favorite thing that you did this summer.
|Pretend You Are a Little||(no rating)|
Pretend you are a young Little who wants to go to the kitchen by yourself for a snack. The mice are in the kitchen. What do you do?
|Antonyms Worksheet #1||(no rating)|
Print this page and have your child write an antonym from the word box to replace the underlined word.
|Antonyms Worksheet #2||(no rating)|
Print this page and have your child re-write the story using an antonym from the words provided to replace the underlined words. Then, have your child draw a picture of the story.
|Antonym Crossword||(no rating)|
Use the antonyms of the words provided to solve this puzzle.
|Antonym Game||(no rating)|
Drag the antonyms to their matches in this online game.
Explain to your child that an antonym means the opposite of a word, then have him or her play this online game.
Use this online chore chart to help your child keep things clean and tidy so the mice will stay away.
|Vocabulary Games - Antonyms||(no rating)|
Play these fun games from Spelling City to reinforce the concept of antonyms.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: