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Stone Fox: A Collection of Lessons

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Objectives

Materials

Procedure

Lesson 1:

  1. Students will locate both Wyoming and your home state on a blank U.S. map.
  2. Have them label and color each of the two states. Labeling Canada and the oceans should be considered.
  3. Share pictures of Wyoming using library sources or the Internet. Discuss the climate of Wyoming and how it might compare and contrast to that of the home state of your class.
Lesson 2:
  1. Introduce three vocabulary words either by writing on the board or in a handout:
    strongbox
    city slickers
    twilight
  2. Discuss potato farming.
  3. Read aloud Chapters 1-3.
  4. Discuss visual images of Little Willy, Searchlight, Doc Smith, and Grandfather.
Lesson 3:
  1. Discuss and display the following vocabulary:
    derringer
    legal
    property taxes
    dog-sled races
    contestants
    Samoyeds
    gold vs.paper money
    granite
    Shoshone
  2. Read Chapters 4-6.
  3. Discuss visual images of Clifford Snyder and Stone Fox.
  4. Discuss similarities between Stone Fox and Little Willy - particularly their feelings about land.
Lesson 4:
  1. Review perceptions of Stone Fox.
  2. Read Chapters 6-10.
  3. Discuss differing perceptions of Stone Fox.
Lesson 5: Lesson 6: Lesson 7:Lesson 8:
  1. All children will bring to class the name of five dog breeds they wish to research on the Internet. Hopefully enough will be named so that each child will be accessing a different site.
  2. The children will locate a picture of "their" dog on the internet and print out the picture.
Lesson 9:Lesson 10:

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