Wilson Rawls
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Where the Red Fern Grows

Summer of the Monkeys
A variety of activities to support the novel.

Make 'em Laugh or Cry or...
After sharing chapter 19 of Where The Red Fern Grows as an example of emotion-evoking writing, the students will write their own detailed and emotional paragraphs. Students can draw from background knowledge of a real situation as they prepare to write, or they can make up a completely new one. The goal is to have the students write a paragraph that will make the reader "feel" what is happening to a character. This lesson focuses on word choice and voice.

The Tricky Red Fern
Online vocabulary puzzle -- students unscramble words from the book.

Where the Red Fern Grows
A wealth of resources: prereading activities, vocabulary, graphic organizers, followup, writing, and literature circle support. This 22-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Where the Red Fern Grows
Summary. Follow the links under "Related Resources" to find discussion questions, a writing prompt, and list of vocabulary words.