Information About This Unit
In this unit, follow the adventures of four children on their own as you read "The Boxcar Children" by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Hands-on activities include making a dictionary, eating blueberries and cream, creating a bed from pine needles and making a boxcar. Writing assignments include writing about what it would be like to sleep in a boxcar, writing about a time when you were upset and wanted to run away and writing what it would be like to live with the boxcar children. Plus, your child will learn about synonyms and antonyms. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach language arts.
|Read the Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner||(no rating)|
Read Chapters 1-4 of the Boxcar Children (Day 1-Read Chapter 1, Day 2-Read half Chapter 2, Day 3-Read second half Chapter 2, Day 4-Read Chapter 3, Day 5-Read Chapter 4).
|Boxcar Children Dictionary||(no rating)|
Make a book of all the things the children use to substitute for real items and places.
|Blueberries and Cream||(no rating)|
Have a snack of blueberries and cream.
|Cozy Beds||(no rating)|
Try making a bed out of pine needles.
|Make a Boxcar||(no rating)|
Make the boxcar that the children live in.
|Spelling/Vocabulary Word List||(no rating)|
Copy this week's spelling/vocabulary words on a piece of paper.
|Alphabetical Order||(no rating)|
Have your child write the spelling words in alphabetical order.
|Create Rainbow Words||(no rating)|
Have your child create rainbow words to practice this week spelling/vocabulary words.
|Antonym Word Hunt||(no rating)|
Have your child find and cut out this week’s spelling words from different magazines. When your child is finished, he can make an antonym collage using the words he found.
|Sentence Fun||(no rating)|
Have your child write a sentence using each of this weeks spelling/vocabulary words.
|Story Words||(no rating)|
Have your child make up a short story using all of this week’s spelling/vocabulary words.
|Sea Scenes Synonyms and Antonyms||(no rating)|
Review what synonyms and antonyms are.
|Newspaper Synonyms and Antonyms||(no rating)|
You will use the newspaper to rewrite headlines in this activity.
|Synonym and Antonym Bingo||(no rating)|
Play a game of bingo to identify synonyms and antonyms.
|Writing Journal||(no rating)|
Your child will create a writing journal.
|Sleeping in a Boxcar||(no rating)|
Imagine and write about what it would be like to sleep in a boxcar.
|Running Away||(no rating)|
Write about a time when you were upset and considered running away.
|Living with the Boxcar Children||(no rating)|
Write about what it would be like to live with the Boxcar Children.
|Synonym or Antonym||(no rating)|
Identify whether a word is a synonym or an antonym on this worksheet.
|Same Difference||(no rating)|
Match the synonyms or antonyms in this online game.
|Ball Hogs||(no rating)|
See who wins this game by matching the antonyms or synonyms.
|Handwriting Paper||(no rating)|
Use this printable handwriting paper for writing assignments.
|Spelling Match It Game||(no rating)|
In this fun online game, your child will match the spelling word to its corresponding sentence.
|Handwriting Worksheets||(no rating)|
Follow this link to Spelling City for extra handwriting worksheet practice.
|Spelling City||(no rating)|
Follow this link to Spelling City to practice this week's spelling words.