This web-based kit includes printables - templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. It's packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes - like a "field trip inside the book!" See a sample kit at: https://litwits.com/little-house-in-the-big-woods/
Written for teachers by teachers, LitWits Kits offer straight-from-the-story activity and project ideas, along with handouts and suggestions for thematic props -- all integrated with three central "takeaway topics." Here is everything you need to bring this book to life for your kids, in experiential AND academic ways! CCSS alignment is included, too.
HOW IT WORKS: The "digital download" purchased here is an instruction sheet that tells you how to access your kit on our website.
Some activities from The LitWits Kit for MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: Your kids can run away with Sam to the Catskills — or at least feel like they have — as they make botanical sketches of live plants on bark, move characters across time and place, sculpt Bandoesque jam pots, dissect new words, taste forest fare, release their inner runaways in writing, discover a theme, breathe in the scents of the woods, and so much more!
Every kit includes:
sensory prop suggestions, with photos
creative project and activity ideas, with photos
printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
great quotes from the book, where allowed by copyright
This kit is adaptable to a wide range of ages. We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of. CCSS alignment is included for grades 3-6.
Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC. All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.