This stands alone as creative writing prompts for the novel, Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. Who else remembers crying when Old Dan and Little Ann die? Those timeless feelings of the love you have for your pet...the novel is a nice period piece, as well, and as a study of the evolution of the English language, the rural economy of the United States, the Great Depression, discrimination, and on and on. . Three weeks worth of writing prompts are included, assembled as three packets of "Week's Work." Or, the fourteen writing prompts could be used as bonus writing opportunities. The four creative writing activities include English Language Arts Core Standards, and the last activity, "Create Your Own Native American Holiday," is the jewel of the bunch. How many of us know that November is Native American History Month? Perhaps rather than an entire month of celebration--which no one knows to celebrate--a day would be more healing. Students research one Native American tribe and create such a day: a celebration of one or more aspects of Native American culture.