Grandfather will not get out of bed although Doc Smith says nothing is wrong with him. Little Willy takes over Grandfather’s duties and harvests the potato crop. He thinks everything will be fine, until Clifford Snyder comes to collect $500 in back taxes. In his desperation little Willy decides to enter the adult dog sled race. Will he be able to win the prize money he needs to save the farm? Read Stone Foxby John Reynolds Gardiner to learn of little Willy’s fate.
Character Traits Booklets
Each of these mini-books are created from a single piece of paper, folded to form a book. The finished books contain six pages where students can list character traits for the main characters. Just click on the image below to download the free printables for this activity. With an answer key included, this activity is a print and go project.
Vocabulary Terms used with the Mini-Books
You might think that using the word “Antagonists” as a title for one of the books is a little advanced for the third/forth graders who read Stone Fox. Our school encourages using appropriate terms, so I decided to give using the word “antagonists” a try instead of using a title such as “Bad Guys.” This anchor chart helped teach these terms.Continue Reading
Describing a character in depth including describing a character’s thoughts, words, or actions is an important Common Core Standard. Beginning in 5th grade students must also be able to compare characters. Listed below are a few ways to help students understand this important standard.
#1 Use a Picture of the Character with Descriptive Words