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Where the Red Fern Grows [1974 film]

by Norman Tokar (Director), Douglas C. Stewart (Screenwriter)

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I read this book in high school and enjoyed it then. ( )
  KaraHeath | Apr 23, 2017 |
I was read this book in 3rd grade and I realize now that that was extremely too young for this type of book. The deaths of the dogs were heartbreaking and I think caused a lot of us 3rd graders to realize the concept of mortality. It would be a good book to read in an English class or in a social studies class since the timeframe of when this book takes place. It shows the importance of hard work as the main character works extremely hard to buy his two pups. ( )
  GaryJohnson5 | Apr 18, 2017 |
I would utilize this text in a fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade classroom due to comprehension and language of the book. This is a great book to use with a class of readers who are having a hard time enjoying reading because this book is so easy to connect to and is not too challenging to read. The book would provide great discussions over loyalty and making tough choices. Teachers could have students create a time line of the book as an activity for both social studies and a comprehension lesson for language arts. This would also help students remember key details throughout the text and see how the characters evolve over time.
  jthodesen01 | Mar 13, 2017 |
You could read this book as a read aloud to a 5th grade class. While reading the book, you could have the students keep book journals. At the end of every chapter, the students would have to write down their predictions for the next chapter. This will strengthen their foreshadowing and prediction ability and improve their writing skills. You could also read it aloud to a 4th grade classroom. You could work on comparing and contrasting characters and analyzing them. You could have the students focus on Billy and Reuben. They could compare and contrast them and then explain different characterizations of both.
  AleciaTomes | Mar 12, 2017 |
In the book "Where the Red Fern Grows", a little boy and his two new puppies. He earns the money for the puppies by working and doing random jobs to earn the fifty dollars. Billy goes to pick up the puppies on his own and ends up buying his entire family some gifts. He takes his time coming home and on his way, he finds a tree that has two names carved into it that he will name his puppies: Old Dan and Little Ann. Billy will train these puppies to hunt raccoons. The first raccoon they catch takes Billy two days to get out of the tree and it only comes down with the luck of a wind storm. Billy eventually makes a bet that his two dogs will be able to catch the "ghost coon", which causes Billy's dogs to get attacked. He enters and wins a raccoon catching contest with his two dogs. At the end of the story, Old Dan gets attacked by a mountain lion and eventually passes away, and Little Ann dies from a broken heart. Billy and his father plant a red fern between each of their graves. ( )
  LaurenToth | Mar 7, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Tokar, NormanDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, Douglas C.Screenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chapman, Lonnysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garland, Beverlysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ging, Jacksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whitmore, Jamessecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A boy yearns for two redbone coon hounds, which his parents can't afford during the hard times of the Depression in the Ozarks.

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