Guides and Activities for Award-winning Literature
Books give kids wings!

Woods Runner

Add to Cart:


The 38-page Kids' Wings unit for Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen is the perfect vehicle for improving vocabulary, comprehension, understanding of history, and cooperative group skills while reading a powerful historical fiction story with informational insets about the Revolutionary War. Putting a face on history makes it unforgettable. It is centered in truth, entwined with compassion, and supportive of skills in your classroom!  In a unique organization, Gary Paulsen has provided a nonfiction page between chapters to extend the understanding.

The unit includes:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards;
  • Anticipation Guide;
  • Getting Ready to Read Embedded Nonfiction;
  • 3-Page Readers Theater Introduction;
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools:
  • Dialectical Journals;
  • Vocabulary by Chapters with Activity adapted from The Frayer Model; 
  • Making Connections: Before Reading, Quick Writes, and Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions; Character Studies; Crossword Puzzle:
  • The American Revolution;
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing;
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities;
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters;
  • Samuel, A Child of the Forest,
  • A Narrative Poem/Ballad;
  • Recalling and Analyzing the Chapters;
  • Discuss and Write;
  • Analyzing the Events,
  • Discussion and Writing;
  • Secret Message to Decipher;
  • Research A Hero of the American Revolution;
  • Writing Prompts;
  • Answer Keys
  • Plus, a 53-slide interactive Jeopardy-type game!  


Copyright © 2023 Kids Wings