Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls is the novel study for grade 7. This novel is tied into the "Turning Points" unit as it follows a young boy and the struggles he overcomes.
As we read the novel in class, students will be expected to complete chapter questions, vocabulary, activities tied to chapters or the novel. There will also be quizzes and a unit test.
Summary: Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It’s true that times are tough, but together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.
Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair.
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