Through Donald Hall’s charming story, students will learn:
Historical Background: Learn about the early American colonies and the New Hampshire Turnpike and about the daily life of an early American farmer.
Author & Illustrator Biography: Learn about Donald Hall and Barbara Cooney, their lives, and their other works.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonyms.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Work as if for God, be industrious not lazy, doing things when the time is right, good advice from parents, planning ahead.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, seasons, farm products and crafting, storytelling, monthly jobs, weather journaling, wordsearch, cooking, art, weaving.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Features and Benefits of the study guide
Printed Workbook Format
- Large 8.5×11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
- Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
- Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
- Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
- Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
- Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!