Welcome to day 8 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 releasing 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!


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 time lines, 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:



Stuart Little by E.B. White  is a fanciful story about a young mouse named Stuart who goes to live with the Little family in New York. The family soon adjusts to their new “little’” brother. The story chronicles how the family adapts socially and structurally to their new smaller son. Of course Stuart gets caught in several adventures along the way including getting caught in a window-blind, taking part in a boat race in Central Park. When Stuart’s best friend, Margalo the bird, disappears, Stuart sets out on a voyage to find his missing friend! Fun characters, a valiant little mouse, and constant adventure make this a delightful read!




In this unit students will learn about the major characters, write a letter, learn vocabulary, and ways to be helpful around the house!



They’ll also learn about canoes, mice, recycling, logical thinking, and even create their own version of how the story will end. They will also work on predictions, and a final book report.



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.



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:

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! /?p=8231


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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  1. I absolutely love your stuff. My kids are the same age as yours and the stuff you have here is the best. God has given you a talent for sure and I really appreciate you using it to bless me and others!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!

  2. I got really excited to try to win…then I realized that I can’t be on Facebook at school, I can’t twitter at school and I can only follow on Pinterest. Then, I noticed the date was 2011…..so you can understand when I found this in 2018, this book is still such a classic. I have 14 students that are struggling 7th grade readers that are about at the 4-5th grade reading level. We are going to try Stuart Little for our first novel that they have ever read. Last year they got very little support so I thought a classic would be successful for them. I love your ideas. Keep posting!

    Sally Kneifl

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