It sold three million copies and was turned into a television movie starring buddy ebsen, joey cramer, and gordon tootoosis and directed by harvey hart in 1987. The relationship little willy had with searchlight was similar to that of winndixie and opal. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. Stone fox novel study unit differentiated teaching. Stone fox book unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Using the book, stone fox, students will explore character, setting, and issues for. Little willy lives with his grandfather on a potato farm near jackson, wyoming. Free stone fox study unit worksheets for teachers to print. Stone fox by john reynolds gardiner i read this book aloud to my kids today, and let me tell you. It sold three million copies and was turned into a television movie starring buddy ebsen, joey cramer, and gordon tootoosis and directed by harvey hart in. Stone fox character traits booklets book units teacher. In the childrens book stone fox by john reynolds gardiner, 10yearold protagonist willy takes on adult responsibilities when his grandfather falls into a deep depression. Whether you are reading stone fox as a whole class novel study, or in small book clubs, these discussion group questions are the perfect tool for getting your.
Free stone fox worksheets and literature unit for teachers. John reynolds gardiners classic actionpacked adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing. In the book grandfather got sick and willy needed to find a way to help grandfather. See more ideas about stone fox, 3rd grade reading and book study. Rating required select rating 1 star worst 2 stars 3 stars average 4 stars 5 stars best name. This guide or comprehension packet includes vocabulary lists for discussion, comprehension questions, and also allows students to write and illustrate an epilogue. Stone fox has refused to speak to white men until the end of chapter 10. Vocabulary and comprehension of chapters of stone fox. Stone fox by john reynolds gardiner synopsis theres just no stopping little willy.
These boxcar children novel study lessons focus on one comprehension skill daily so. Stone fox study guide progeny press literature curriculum. Dogs, fiction, grandfathers, juvenile fiction, sled dog racing. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. That is not enough to raise his grandfathers spirits, so willy tackles an even greater challenge. How are willys and stone foxs strategies for winning different. Her skin was tan and her face was covered with wrinkles. I really hope my students appreciate reading stone fox with full comprehension as transitional readers from spanish to english.
Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. John reynolds gardiners classic stone fox is an amazing book to. One who is so awesome that not only are they foxy, they are also solid. Students will read the book stone fox about a dog, a boy, and their friendship. Stone fox, a harper trophy book by john reynolds gardiner, opens with a ten year old boy, willy, on a potato farm in wyoming. The reason i picked this quote is because it is when little willy and searchlight. What did doc smith say was wrong with willys grandpa. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Doc smith had snow white hair and wore a long black dress. Stone fox discussion group questions stone fox, book club books. Stone fox is a childrens novel which was the first novel written by john gardiner. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Willys grandfather is always playing pranks on him. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this book. Stone fox has a change of heart and even though he could have won, he allows willy to carry his dog over the finish line and win. Stone fox stops his own team and the others as well so that willy can carry the body of his gallant dog across the finish line and win. Willy, aided by his dog, harvests and sells their farms potato crop. Materials for language teaching at rudolf steiner waldorf schools stone fox by john reynolds gardiner edition waldorf, stuttgart 20 isbn 9783940606969 extra materials for teachers by peter morris version 1 april 2014 some ideas for working with the exercises an introduction to working with these exercises and the book in general. This is brainstorming for a comparecontrast paper based on the book movie stone fox. Stone fox harper trophy book kindle edition by gardiner. Discuss, after about 30 minutes of viewing time, the differences between the book and the movie. Introduce students to unfamiliar words they will find in the book by john reynolds gardiner. Literature units for book discussion groups in elementary grades. Willy found out that grandfather was not sick just because. This twopage comprehension sheet has questions about the book stone fox.
Plus space at the bottom of each page for vocabulary words to be written. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. Stone fox is a childrens novella by john reynolds gardiner. The activities in this book are based on sentences and paragraphs. Searchlight, willys dog, gives it her all, but her heart bursts just ten feet from the finish line. Free comprehension packet for stone fox by john reynolds gardiner. Stone fox is a 1980 childrens novel by john reynolds gardiner. The book was originally published in 1980 and at the time it sold over three million copies. Determined to keep their farm going and to give his ailing grandfather a reason to live the tenyearold boy hitches his dog, searchlight, to the plow and harvests the whole potato crop. Stone fox stone fox is the competitive racer and he is the man who beats everyone every single year in the races other facts good quotes by the character a good quote by the character is ill win.
Stone fox by john reynolds gardiner, greg hargreaves. Stone fox is a popular childrens novel by john reynolds gardiner about a boy and his dog. Comprehension questions for every chapter in the book stone fox. Stone fox by john reynolds gardiner chapter 1 before you read the chapter. Word list includes willy, grandfather, samoyeds, sled, potato, harmonica, winter, wyoming, and searchlight. The protagonist in most novels features the main character or good guy. Illustrated by greg hargreaves new providence school. Hi, in the book stonefox what surprises willy when he turns onto mainstreet. He stands little chance against a disgruntled american indian known as stone fox. Discuss similarities between stone fox and little willy particularly their.
Stone fox by john reynolds gardiner activity sheets attached movie. Stone foxa popular book that is institutionalized in classrooms all over. Think back on some of your favorite characters from past. This team game gives students the chance to collaborate and discuss their literature book in a game show setting. This was actually considered to be his best novel, in spite of later books he published. See more ideas about stone fox, 3rd grade reading and teaching reading. This 28page guide for stone fox by john reynolds gardiner includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 10 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis.
This book club bundle for stone fox is an excellent choice for 3rd and 4th grade readers who are ready to begin using more sophisticated comprehension strategies. Dec 28, 2018 this book club bundle for stone fox is an excellent choice for 3rd and 4th grade readers who are ready to begin using more sophisticated comprehension strategies. In john reynolds gardiners stone fox, little willy and his dog, searchlight, work. Stone fox is a short childrens novel by john reynolds gardiner. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading stone fox harper trophy book. If you would like to try out the stone fox book unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples. As i read this book, i was constantly reminded of another book i read called because of winndixie. This book just shows you that in the time it takes. Stone fox harper trophy book kindle edition by gardiner, john reynolds, greg hargreaves. Watch 30 more minutes of the movie, after which the students will be able to name more differences. The protagonist of stone fox is a very likeable tenyearold boy, willy, who lives on a small farm in the state of wyoming. Its all about a little boy named willy and his grandfather and they are potato farmers. Increase student understanding of the novel stone fox with the help of this lesson plan.
Willys grandfather becomes severely depressed and incapacitated. Stone fox lesson plans book club format asking and. Do you think this affected stone foxs decision to let willy win. Cheyenne probably because its about how stone fox helped little willy even though little willy is a white person and stone fox islikes white people for what tmore probably because its about how stone fox helped little willy even though little willy is a white person and stone fox islikes white people for what they did to his indian tribe. One morning, willys grandfather is lying in bed, unable to wake up. Willy got doc smith and doc did everthing she could. Get free discussion questions for this book and others.
It tells the story of willy and how he must try to save his grandfathers farm. This package includes a common core aligned lesson plan and resources designed to support small group reading instruction that focuses on asking and answering questions. Stone fox resources research project prereading webquest that looks very, very good but has many broken research links and the rubric link is no longer there, however, if anyone wants to do this i am sure that we can find new links and work something out, if nothing else it may be a good source of ideas. A guide for using stone fox in the classroom, grades 35 by teacher created resources this resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of crosscurricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book.
This works best for me with a classroom set of the book, but it can also be done as a read aloud. His only hope to keep the farm is to win a dog sled race, but the legendary dog sled racer, stone fox, has also entered the race. What do you think has changed his decision and made it worth speaking. The most perfect compliment for any lady you gentlemen have your eye on.732 1413 64 1194 1404 423 125 1516 311 922 1164 41 1061 796 1085 1061 134 1184 236 1360 1198 1023 1200 307 760 1030 1401 229 907 706 572 760 157 1448 1096 1074 1341 665