The Last of the Mohicans Literature Unit

Hi friends! I have a new literature unit for you today! This one is on the classic novel, The Last of the Mohicans. Believe it or not I have never read this book and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit! I will definitely be adding it to my older student’s reading only in the original version rather than the classic starts version.

Psst…I’m giving away one free unit to one of you, make sure to enter to win at the bottom of this post!

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Story Summary:

Guided by a faithful soldier, the two daughters of an English general go on an unexpected adventure while trying to get back to their father’s camp. Led astray by their scout, Magua, the lost travelers turn to a woodsman and two Mohicans to bring them safely home. Magua, who was wronged by the girls’ father, goes out of his way to kidnap them. Battles, kidnappings, and narrow escapes ensue throughout this exciting tale of valor, treachery, and one man’s quest for revenge!

This unit study is meant to be used along side of the Classic Starts The Last of the Mohicans version as retold from the James Fenimore Cooper original. The Classic Start versions are a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student.

Note: I have had several questions on using my units with original versions of the books. My lapbook chapters and questions correlate directly with the Classic Starts editions. The originals will have different chapter counts and so they probably won’t match up as well. But with a little finagling I think you should be able to complete the units using any version you choose.

Watch my video review of The Last of the Mohicans literature unit to see what’s included in this download!

 

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What’s included in the Unit Study?

Each unit includes everything you need to complete the lapbook with the exception of the book itself and the file folders. I typically let my students cut out their mini-books, color them, and then add them to the lapbook as we go through each chapter. However if you have younger students you may wish to prepare their lapbook ahead of time with all of the blank mini-books already in place. Then they can color the mini-book as they get to it in the reading.

The download includes a teacher’s manual with the daily reading assignments, along with the comprehension questions and answers for each chapter. This makes it much easier for you to help your students even if you haven’t read the book yourself!

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As you read through the book, each chapter has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete. Once completed your student can add that mini-book to their lapbook.

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There is also one mini-book for each chapter in the book. Inside your student will answer a comprehension question that relates directly to the chapter they’ve just read. Some assignments include completing the mini-reports. But you can exclude those if you are using this unit with younger readers.

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On the backside of the lapbook, we added a pocket where we store the reports and story timeline.

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This particular book has 17 Chapters with accompanying mini-books plus a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.

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What age is this unit recommended for?

I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers grades 1-5. You can assign them out individually to your student so they read on their own, then complete the mini-book assignment for each chapter. There are writing assignments for each chapter as your students answer comprehension questions from the reading. So you’ll just want to make sure they’re comfortable writing.

Or you can read it together as a group if you have younger readers, then have them complete the mini-book assignments when you’re done with each chapter.

 

How long does the literature unit take?

That really depends on your child’s reading speed, and how many chapters there are in the book! And how fast your child reads through the chapters as well.

Each one varies in length, and you can easily modify these units to fit your schedule. So for example, you can assign one chapter per day plus the associated mini-book assignments, or you can have them do 2-3/week. It’s totally up to you, your schedule, and your student.

 

For older students:

This unit includes 5 reports that your students can complete. If you have older readers, have them do these reports to make the unit a bit more challenging. If you have younger readers, you might prefer to ask the questions verbally so they aren’t having to write a report, or skip them all together. It’s totally up to you!

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The reports include:

  • Story Facts (Setting, Main Plot, Main Characters)
  • Protagonist vs. Antagonist
  • Prediction Sheet
  • My Book Report
  • Book vs. Movie
  • Storyboard timeline

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3 Comments

  • salina kenyon April 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity to win this literature unit! 🙂

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  • Sanielle Moquett April 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I was so excited to see you had posted this! The kids and I have been needing a new lapbook to start and your website is always my ‘go to’ for such things.
    The last of the Mohicans is one of my favorite movies (the soundtrack is amazing)., but I have never read the book. I am glad that I will get to share in reading it with my kids. Thank you.

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    • erica April 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much, I’m glad you like it!

      Reply

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