Explore farms and farming!
The featured books for the Farms Adventure Pack are Ox-Cart Man, by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, and Farming, by Gail Gibbons. Ox-Cart Man is the story of a self-sufficient farm of years past that takes readers through the rhythms of traditional life on a family farm. Farming explores farms, general farming practices, and the role the seasons and weather play in farming.
What’s in the reading adventure pack?
- Parent information sheet with an introductory note that teachers can personalize, instructions about how to use the packet, and tips for sharing fiction and nonfiction books with children
- Two books: one fiction and one nonfiction, selected by Reading Rockets for high quality and wide availability in school libraries
- Creativity Activity: a hands-on craft project
- Imagination Activity: encourages imaginative play, writing, or drawing
- Get Real Activity: focuses on real-world experiences for parent and child
- Bookmark: lists the featured titles and alternative titles
- Parent survey
While designed as a school-to-home project, reading adventure packs are also great for summer programs, after-school programs, and home-schoolers.