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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Writer of the Frontier

FOR GRADES K-6


Laura Ingalls Wilder.Laura Ingalls 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 woods.

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 dance.

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
*Writing Process
*Biographies
*Women
's History
*Pioneer Studies
*Westward Movement
*Career Day

SPECIFIC COMMON CORE TIE-INS ARE LISTED BELOW.


SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES
*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 Week

COMMON CORE TIE-INS
-ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS:

*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

--ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Women in History
*Pioneer Studies
*Westward Movement
*Civics, economics, geography
*History - past and present, how people shape change

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF COMMON CORE TIE-INS, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE. WE'D BE HAPPY TO EMAIL THIS TO YOU.


TESTIMONIALS
CHICAGO
"Excellent 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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BOSTON:
"Absolutely 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 life.
  -- 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 social studies."
  -- Fifth Grade Teacher, Tatnuck Magnet School, Worcester

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL:
"It 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

 

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