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Laura Ingalls Wilder - Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society

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This informative site offers the students information, educational activities and games. For younger students there are age-appropriate photos, text, coloring pages and simple interactive...more
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This informative site offers the students information, educational activities and games. For younger students there are age-appropriate photos, text, coloring pages and simple interactive learning activities. For older children, there are photos, research, a quiz and interactive checkers. Some pages of this site require FLASH.

tag(s): authors (120)

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Try an interactive whiteboard and introduce your students to the lovely Laura Ingalls Wilder. There are activities here for all elementary-aged students.
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Beyond Little House - Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association

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This site was created by a group of expert Laura and Rose enthusiasts as a crossroads for everything you want to know about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Learn about Laura's different ...more
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This site was created by a group of expert Laura and Rose enthusiasts as a crossroads for everything you want to know about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Learn about Laura's different hometowns through links about each city. View videos of participants in Laurapalooza as they chronicle their visit to places mentioned in the Little House book series. Follow the Readalong of "The Golden Years" book as participants summarize each chapter and discuss contents and events taking place. One interesting portion of the site is the "Ask the Experts" section where you can ask about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her books. There are archives of previous question to read and explore.

tag(s): authors (120), book reports (35), literature (275), minnesota (4), prairie (10)

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Use the Readalong portion of The Golden Years as a guide to creating your own summary of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book and share through a class wiki with all comments. Not comfortable with wikis? Have no wiki worries - check out the TeachersFirst Wiki Walk-Through. View videos of the Laurapalooza conference as a class to learn about the Mankato area of Laura's youth and listen to insights from experts.
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Blizzard - Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University

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4 to 7
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This unique webquest is based on "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The students' task involves learning about the great blizzard of 1881, to prepare for a blizzard ...more
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This unique webquest is based on "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The students' task involves learning about the great blizzard of 1881, to prepare for a blizzard that is coming to their hometown in the present! The main task is to be sure all members of your family have food (from all food groups) to eat throughout the blizzard. This site provides a lot of research, interesting graphics and a teacher-created rubric.

tag(s): nutrition (154), snow (21)

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This is a motivating webquest during the cold months of winter. The webquest incorporates literature, science, research, writing and more!

Instead of creating paper posters, make the assignment a little different and have them create online posters for the final product. Try a site like Web Poster Wizard (reviewed here) or PicLits (reviewed here). Students can create them on classroom computers, and can present them via projector or interactive whiteboard!

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Little House Books - Harper Collins

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Are you a Laura or a Nellie? You and your students can take the quiz at the Little House site to find out whom they are most like. Plan a ...more
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Are you a Laura or a Nellie? You and your students can take the quiz at the Little House site to find out whom they are most like. Plan a big "Little House on the Prairie" event using the many suggestions and materials available. Printables, a classroom activities guide, lesson plans, games, author information, and more await you here. This site requires Flash and Acrobat Reader. Get them from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

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Teachers, mark this site as a favorite to use when you plan your Little House or pioneer unit. If you need a quick quiz for any of the Little House books, you will find one already prepared for you. Directions to make your own autograph album, scrapbook, "Little House" recipes, and more are located in the Teachers section. The classroom activity guide features 17 pages of ideas!
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Laura Ingalls Wilder - Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society

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This informative site offers the students information, educational activities and games. For younger students there are age-appropriate photos, text, coloring pages and simple interactive...more
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This informative site offers the students information, educational activities and games. For younger students there are age-appropriate photos, text, coloring pages and simple interactive learning activities. For older children, there are photos, research, a quiz and interactive checkers. Some pages of this site require FLASH.

tag(s): authors (120)

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Try an interactive whiteboard and introduce your students to the lovely Laura Ingalls Wilder. There are activities here for all elementary-aged students.
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Moving To The Land of the Big Red Apple - Lyndon Irwin

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This unique WebQuest is about Laura Ingalls Wilder's move from South Dakota to Missouri. Topics include prairies, apples, wheat, beans, history of Laura Ingalls Wilder and more! The...more
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This unique WebQuest is about Laura Ingalls Wilder's move from South Dakota to Missouri. Topics include prairies, apples, wheat, beans, history of Laura Ingalls Wilder and more! The tasks include writing, diagramming a map and preparing a chart. An evaluative tool is provided.

tag(s): agriculture (55), air (163), prairie (10)

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This is a great cross-curricular activity involving science, language arts, history and geography! Don't forget to check out the "teachers page" that provides a lot of details for the web activities.

Include this webquest as you study westward expansion or American rural culture. You could also share portions of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book aloud as your after-recess reading selection.

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From Little House to My House - NCTE

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1 to 3
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This site offers primary students an exposure to families "then and now" through excerpts from Laura Ingalls' writings. The lesson asks students to compare and contrast the family experiences...more
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This site offers primary students an exposure to families "then and now" through excerpts from Laura Ingalls' writings. The lesson asks students to compare and contrast the family experiences in the story with their own. Aligned to national standards.

tag(s): family (59), parents (56)

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