Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lesson plans for Little House on the Prairie

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Little House in the Big Woods Lesson Plan
Summary, analysis, discussion questions, writing topics, more.

America's Story
Biographical information for young readers. Includes historical photographs and encourages readers to imagine what it was like to live on the prairie in the late 1800s.

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Biographical information from the Library of Congress. Includes links to historical photographs, audio files of fiddle music, and information about crop damage by grasshoppers.

Frontier Life Story
This unit plan uses By the Shores of Silver Lake as an introduction to research on pioneer life. Follow the links "Procedures for Teachers" and "Organizers for Students" for this unit plan.

Little House on the PrairieComprehension and discussion questions divided by chapter, practice with cause and effect and with fact and opinion.

Little House Home, novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Check the link for activities to accompany reading of the "Little House on the Prairie" series.

Little House in the Big Woods
Scroll down to find vocabulary words and a test for each chapter in the book.

Pepin, Wisconsin
What did the cabin look like, and what does Pepin, Wisconsin look like today? Photo and additional information.

On the Banks of Plum Creek>
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

On the Banks of Plum Creek
Writing prompt and support, including a graphic organizer, student handouts, and a model essay. 6 pages; word processor required.

Pioneer America: Pioneer Living
In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like for early American pioneers. After reading about pioneers in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, students will conduct independent research on one aspect of pioneer life. They will write a letter to a friend revealing five things they have learned about their assigned topic. This lesson culminates in the creation of tableaux depicting various pioneer scenes. Free Trial offer

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