Livvy loves the Little House on the Prairie books! So, it made perfect sense for her to do a little presentation on one of her favorites, On the Banks of Plum Creek.
I found a free downloadable lapbook pdf for the book. It included all the little mini-books and questions for each chapter that Livvy had to answer. We re-read the book out loud and then I helped her answer the questions. I really tried to push her writing skills with this project. I had her verbally answer in a complete sentence, and then write it (sounding out any word that she didn't know how to spell). It was difficult and frustrating at times for her, but she did it!
For a couple of the chapters we did extra fun projects. She and Sammy made button-strings like the ones that Mary and Laura made for Carrie for one of the Christmases. Because Ma had mixed up the girls ribbons in one of the chapters, I taught Livvy how to braid and tie a bow for the first time.
We then put all 41 of the mini chapter books on a display board to show off all her work.
She was nervous, but she did great!! I was/am so proud of her. Check out her presentation here.