Wilder is a stubborn, spirited little girl, eagerly exploring all the wonders
of the prairie. After a day of family chores, she revels in her father's
folklore and listens carefully to its messages to keep her safe in the big
When her family ventures westward, she befriends the Native Americans, and
then begins her first schooling, learning to create vivid pictures with her
words. The brutal winters and locus attacks put her family to the test, but
they work together and prevail, and children will join in their celebratory
As Laura matures and becomes a writer, she will share her rich, descriptive
writing techniques, which are grade-level appropriate and complement those
taught in classrooms today. Her engrossing tales of the frontier will inspire
students to use their skills and imagination to journal their own experiences
and write their own creative stories.
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RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS
*ELA Common Core
*Illinois Social Science Standards
SPECIFIC COMMON CORE TIE-INS ARE LISTED BELOW.
*October - National Book Month
*October 16-20 - National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
*November - Inspirational Role Models Month
*November 13-17 - American Education Week
*February 7 - Laura Ingalls Wilder was born
*March - Women's History Month
*April - School Library Month
*April 8-14 - School Library Week
*May 6-11 - Children's Book
*Reading: Craft and structure, integration
of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details
*Writing: Text types and purposes
*Speaking and listening
*Research to build on knowledge
SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Women in History
*Civics, economics, geography
*History - past and present, how people shape change
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presentation of life on the prairie. Love the age changes and audience
interaction. So entertaining and engaging. Thank you! "
--First Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary, Plainfield
"Delightful story. Great visuals, sounds, costumes. Loved how
similes and personification were introduced so clearly. Just terrific! "
--Second Grade Teacher, Clark School, Waukegan
"So appropriate for all
ages and very informative of past century living. Children need to have this
broad perspective. Excellent writing tie-ins, too! "
--Fifth Grade Teacher, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Chicago
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terrific performance! You held the attention of my young viewers. They loved
watching the change of outfits as you talked about a new time in Laura's
-- Kindergarten Teacher, Dolbeare School, Wakefield
"Students were enthralled by the story as well as the sound effects
and costume changes! I liked that it encompassed both language arts and
-- Fifth Grade Teacher, Tatnuck Magnet School, Worcester
helped the children see a link between the past and today, plus the emphasis
on writing was excellent!"
-- Second Grade Teacher, Keith School, Minneapolis
"This was an outstanding presentation of her life and pioneer life
in general. Well worth it! My students loved it! They have a new interest in
reading the books."
-- Fourth Grade Teacher, Rush Creek School, Maple Grove