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Where the Red Fern Grows has so much nonfiction to include in the novel study. In this, students will read about, analyze, and discuss the historical fashion of wearing coonskin coats. It's all the craze!
TEXT: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls GRADE LEVEL: 4th-8th COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2,3,6,7 Answer Key Included!
When chapter 9 rolls around, coonskin coats have become all the fashion craze, which is driving prices up for Billy's precious furs. Good timing, for sure.
This activity will lead students to read some information and assess some photos about the fashion craze that swept the nation. Students will learn about their fashion beliefs and their impact on the culture. They'll analyze the lyrics to a hit radio song that highlighted this fashion trend. A great activity to engage them during the reading journey.
* URL link to fantastic background research articles
* URL link to YouTube of radio hit song
* a 1-page analysis activity of the article
Enjoy WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS! And remember, old friends are worth it, a thousand times over!