How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides

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How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides

How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides

7Sisters’ Elementary Literature Activity Guides are fun, hands-on reading and language arts tools. They are also great anchors for fun unit studies for your homeschoolers.

The author of 7Sisters’ Elementary Literature Activity Guides is Wayne Thorp. Husband of 7Sister Allison and a career second grade teacher. Wayne created these guides for his students and adapted them for homeschoolers.

How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides A New Coat for Anna
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Here are Wayne’s ideas for unit studies based on the guides:

The Activity  Guides can also be the basis for a unit study by an individual, small, or large group.

Using the guide for A New Coat for Anna:

  • Students can learn about bartering and research its history but how bartering is used around the world
  • Small, intra-group market could be set-up so that students could barter items themselves
  • As a research project, students could explore the conditions in post-WWII Europe to discover why bartering was necessary
How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides Mike Mulligan
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Using the guide for Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel:

  • Students can learn about engines/mechanical devices
  • They can have an introductory Career Exploration of job such heavy equipment operator or mechanical engineer
  • Some areas of the country have museums or theme parks about heavy equipment operation, such as Diggerland in West Berlin, NY

How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides The Whales' Song

Using the guide for The Whale’s Song:

  • Students can learn about whales and other ocean mammals
  • They can enjoy the many YouTube videos available about whale communication
  • Art can be incorporated with sketches of whales and ocean life
How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Using both the guides for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Sunflower House together:

  • Students can learn about could learn about life cycles – both plants and animals
  • Nature walks are a great addition to life cycle studies, have students carry sketch pads or cell phone cameras to capture what they see
How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides Sunflower House
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Sunflower House could also be the first book for an author study of prolific writer Eve Bunting.

Elementary Activity guides can be used by as large a group of students as you have. As with all homeschooling, the key word is adaptability; and these guides are just that.

Download some Elementary Literature Activity Guides for your homeschool unit studies!

 

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How to Create Unit Studies with Elementary Literature Activity Guides

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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