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 SUMMER OF THE MONKEYS: This story lets you monkey around — and pick up life lessons, history, Ozark geography, vocab, and writing tips too! Your kids can depict the narrator’s memory as art, listen to Ozark fiddle music, craft Rawls-ish similes, eat a treat that would “put muscles on a grapevine,” use low-tech materials to build (humane) monkey traps, recreate the clay face Daisy made of another great healer, 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.