The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle ~ Unit Study

Welcome to day 4 of the 2012 ~ 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop! This year my topic is 10 Days of Classic Literature. Over the 10 day series I will be sharing one unit study each day, for a total of 10 units you can go through with your students!

Psst….GIVEAWAY ALERT!…at the end of the blog hop I’ll be offering a Giveaway for the ENTIRE set of Classical Literature unit studies, so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!

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Each unit study contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the book. They also include book reports, vocabulary, critical thinking, story timelines, and comprehension. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.

I really designed these units to be a fun addition to reading the classics. I didn’t want them to be too stressful for myself or my kiddos, but instead give them something fun to do along with the stories to help them remember what they’ve learned in a fun hands-on way. The lap books included are wonderful for reviewing subject matter, and a great creative interactive homeschooling tool.

And without any further ado…here is today’s unit:

 

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

 

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The Voyages of Doctor Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting tells the tale of a doctor who prefers animal patients to human ones. Doctor Dolittle learns that he can speak to animals in their own languages which allows him to better understand his unique patients and provides for a fun adventure filled story! His animal friends include a parrot, pig, dog, duck, monkey, owl, and a Pushmi-pullyu, and a white mouse. Doctor Dolittle and his friends head out on a voyage to Africa where they encounter evil kings and treacherous pirates on his way to their most important case ever!

You can purchase either the full version of this story, or for younger readers you might want to consider the abridged version by Classic Starts.

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In this study students will discuss characteristics of the main characters, learn about some of the animals, create their own unique animal language, learn vocabulary, traits that make up a hero, and more!

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The units also include forms for predicting story plots, character analysis, identifying the protagonist and antagonist, a story timeline, and a final book report on the novel.

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Get your copy today and start learning with classic literature! 

 

Can’t wait? You can get the whole set of 10 Classical Literature Units at a discount! Click below for more info:

10 Classical Literature Unit Study Mega Pack

Win It!

Since I love to give things away for free, I’m offering a giveaway for all 10 Literature units!

Mandatory entry:

Simple leave a comment below to enter to win! I’ll be choosing 1 winner from all 10 days of comments, so make sure to come back and leave a comment for each study release!

Additional Optional Entries: (not required to win, leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry)

Enter to win the Classic Lit Unit Pack from @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 4/27/11! http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/?p=8185

 

Nitty Gritty Giveaway Details:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday April 27, 2012. Winner will be announced by Monday April 30, 2012.
  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • This giveaway is offered to US residents only!
  • Odds of winning based on number of entries.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on my blog post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and fill in the “Speak Your Mind” form. (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • Disclosure: I am offering a pack of all 10 unit studies for giveaway on my blog.

 

 


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324 Comments

  • Jennifer April 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

    What great fun with all the animals in this one!

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  • Gita Suchland April 19, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Would love to win this.

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  • Gita Suchland April 19, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I subscribe through email. Would love to win this.

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  • Joy April 19, 2012 at 3:43 am

    This would be wonderful to win for my sweet daughters!!!

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  • Julie April 19, 2012 at 4:15 am

    This looks amazing -thanks for all your hard work.

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  • Megan Vesel April 19, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Another great choice! Would love this one too!

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  • Kimberly Harrell April 19, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I would love to have this for my youngest son. He is a struggling reader, and I am looking for some way to “spice” up his reading of the great books!

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  • Kathleen Calabrese April 19, 2012 at 5:12 am

    We read the book recently. This would be great to re-cap. Thanks

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  • Tina April 19, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  • Linna Sutton April 19, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Looks great

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