Information About This Unit
In this unit, your child will finish "Little House on the Prairie" and answer questions about the reading assignment. Pa has to go to town again, and the Ingalls family is surrounded by Indians having a "Jamboree." Laura is feeling scared, and the family is anxious about the large Indian presence surrounding them. Your child will also gain some experience with gathering good research for a report and trying to decide what information is reliable and what is not. Your child will write about what he or she imagines an Indian Jamboree would be like, and where he or she would go if he or she could go anywhere for a day. This unit is designed to last one week, depending upon how often you teach language arts.
Language Arts Year 3, Week 32: Little House on the Prairie: Part 1
Language Arts Year 3, Week 33: Little House on the Prairie: Part 2
Language Arts Year 3, Week 34: Little House on the Prairie: Part 3
Language Arts Year 3, Week 35: Little House on the Prairie: Part 4
|Read "Little House on the Prairie"||(no rating)|
Your child will finish reading "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder" this week.
|Pack Your Covered Wagon||(no rating)|
Print out this picture of a covered wagon and have your child fill it with drawings of things the Ingalls need to take with them on their journey.
|Native American Drum||(no rating)|
The family had to listen to the Indians beat their drums for many nights in a row. Make a replica to beat at your house.
|Cornhusk Doll||(no rating)|
Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children in both Native American and Colonial American families used husks to fashion dolls. Follow these simple directions to make a cornhusk doll.
|Osage Indians||(no rating)|
Click on the link and read more about the Osage Indians, who, in the story, did not want to hurt the white settlers.
|More About the Osage Indians||(no rating)|
Here's some more interesting information about the Osage Indians.
|Vocabulary Word List||(no rating)|
Have your child write this week's vocabulary words on a sheet of paper.
In this activity, your child will look up the definitions for this week’s vocabulary words.
|Understand Vocabulary Meanings||(no rating)|
In this vocabulary activity, your child will write one sentence using each vocabulary word.
|Five Words||(no rating)|
Have your child select at least five words from this week's vocabulary and write a short story using them. Encourage your child to use as many words from the list as possible.
|Pyramid Words||(no rating)|
In this spelling activity, your child will create pyramids using this week’s vocabulary words.
|Online Puzzle Maker||(no rating)|
In this online activity, your child will create a word search using the vocabulary words.
|How to Do Research||(no rating)|
Click on the link and read the lesson with your child.
|Researching a Report||(no rating)|
Read this information with your child for help with gathering information for a report.
|Little House Part 5 Spelling List||(no rating)|
Use this link to play a game, review, or test on spelling words from this week's reading.
|Indian Jamboree||(no rating)|
Laura and her family listened to the Indians as they gathered in the night. Have your child imagine and describe what she thinks it would be like at the Indian Jamboree.
|Gathering Information||(no rating)|
Have your child describe some ways to go about finding information on something that interests him.
|Anywhere for a Day||(no rating)|
Have your child describe where she would go if she could go anywhere for a day.
|Hang Mouse Game||(no rating)|
See whether you can guess the words before you run out of time!
|Color the Covered Wagon||(no rating)|
Print out this great picture of a covered wagon for your child to color.
|Teepee Coloring Page||(no rating)|
Have your child color this picture of a teepee.
|Go on a Fact Hunt||(no rating)|
Laura watched all the Indians ride away on their ponies as they left the prairie. Have your child practice his or her research skills and go on a fact hunt for information about what types of ponies the Indians may have been riding.
|Selecting Sources Worksheet||(no rating)|
Have your child complete this worksheet to help determine which sources would be best for a report on Abraham Lincoln.
|Research Cards||(no rating)|
Your child can use these cards to help keep track of good information when writing a report.
|Buffalo Dance||(no rating)|
Have your child watch this short clip of an actual "Buffalo Dance" performed by Native Americans.
|Pow Wow||(no rating)|
This is a fascinating video of a Native American Pow Wow dance. You can check your surrounding areas for pow wows to see these in person!
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: