“It’s strange indeed how memories can lie dormant in a man’s mind for so many years. Yet those memories can be awakened and brought forth fresh and new, just by something you’ve seen, or something you’ve heard, or the sight of an old familiar face.”
– Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows, Ch. 1
Our Where the Red Fern Grows Literature Unit Study & Lapbook
This is the 2nd time I’ve read the children Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Honestly, my husband was disappointed that he missed it this time (last time he was begging for just one more chapter.) I found many resources online. One of the best is a 64 page reading guide produced by Scholastic Bookfiles. Here is another great site that is specifically geared to coon hunting and had many printables that we used. Bonus, we learned that Wilson Rawls was homeschooled as well. Along with devouring this captivating true story about a young boy and his dogs, we’ve learned about the Ozark Mountains, raccoons and of course coon hunting.
We had “Lapbook Friday” in our kitchen and completed our literature unit:
The little kids enjoyed the reading and project time.
Here’s Naomi and Gabriel making their raccoon masks.
The finished products:
(Jadin’s Cover Left – Zion’s Cover Right)
Sneak peak inside of Zion’s:
Sneak peak inside of Jadin’s:
Our lapbook day was an approximately 4-6 (4 for Zion, 6 for Jadin) labor of love. While they worked intensely creating, I set up the lap top on the kitchen table and kept YouTube videos playing that related to our study.
Here are some of the YouTube Videos we used:
Youth Coon Hunt
2010 UKC Youth Nationals, Madison, North Carolina
Besides, baby raccoons are soooooo cute!
Can you guess that everyone wants a baby raccoon now?