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Lesson plans and teaching resources for Where the Red Fern Grows

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Where the Red Fern Grows E-Notes Lesson Plans
Summary, analysis, discussion questions, writing topics, more.

Summer of the Monkeys
A variety of activities to support the novel.

Make 'em Laugh or Cry or...
After sharing chapter 19 of Where The Red Fern Grows as an example of emotion-evoking writing, the students will write their own detailed and emotional paragraphs. Students can draw from background knowledge of a real situation as they prepare to write, or they can make up a completely new one. The goal is to have the students write a paragraph that will make the reader "feel" what is happening to a character. This lesson focuses on word choice and voice.

The Tricky Red Fern
Online vocabulary puzzle -- students unscramble words from the book.

Where the Red Fern Grows
This ThinkQuest project includes vocabulary puzzles and chapter quizzes in addition to author information and supporting activities.

Where the Red Fern Grows
A wealth of resources: prereading activities, vocabulary, graphic organizers, followup, writing, and literature circle support. This 22-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Where the Red Fern Grows
Students research the author, read the novel, work with vocabulary, construct a timeline, and research coon dogs. This extensive unit plan includes 7 printable handouts in both Word and PDF format.

Where the Red Fern Grows
Summary. Follow the links under "Related Resources" to find discussion questions, a writing prompt, and list of vocabulary words.