Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder tells of her husbands struggles on a farm in New York State when he was a boy. The Study Guide and Teacher Guide increase both the understanding of the text and develop Reading Comprehension skills.
About the text (sold separately):
“While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town.
This is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.” (from the publisher)
The Farmer Boy Student Guide consists of lessons for the 29 chapters of Farmer Boy each containing reading notes, vocabulary work, comprehension questions, questions for discussion, and enrichment activities. The appendix contains biographical information on Laura Ingalls Wilder, an explanation of 19th century primers, descriptions of farm machinery and clothing of the 1800s, a recipe for Bird’s Nest Pudding, and two poems. The answers are contained in The Farmer Boy Teacher Guide.