In our last story of Pioneer Days, your child will learn how hunters went west to hunt for buffalo and how the buffalo almost became extinct. This is a great opportunity to talk about wildlife preservation.

Pioneer Days – Lesson 25

I can read the story, “The Big Hunt.”

Objective: To fluently read the story, The Big Hunt. (RF.K.4)

Materials: The Big Hunt (Set 11, Book 6)

Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title of this story? Where does this story take place? What kind of animal do you see? From the title, what do you think this story is about? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads, discuss the illustrations, characters and plot. Have your child respond to the story by making comparisons and predictions.

Conclusion: After reading the story, discuss the comprehension questions at the end of the book and ask your child to retell the story. For further practice, download the FREE printable activity sheet for this book from our website.