Hi everyone! I have a brand new Classic Literature Unit Study for you today!


Introducing The Wind in the Willows Unit Study & Lapbook

The Wind in the Willows is a cute story about Toad, mole, Rat, and Badger, four great pals who live in the country. Students reading this story will join along in a fun adventure where the friends set out on an adventure, get into mischief, come up with inventive schemes of getting  out of said trouble, defend one another, and share an enduring friendship that rises above species!



For this unit I am using the Classic Starts The Wind in the Willows version. I find the Classic Starts a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit with the original version if you have an older student. The assignments are written to go with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the lapbook using any version you choose.


Watch a video of The Wind in the Willows lapbook:

What’s included in the Unit Study?

Each unit includes everything you need to complete The Wind in the Willows lapbook with the exception of the book itself and the file folders.

Included is a teacher’s manual with the mini-book questions and answers. This makes it much easier for you to help your students even if you haven’t read the book yourself.

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 vocabulary words, mapping the voyage, and completing the mini-reports.

The unit includes 5 reports that your students can complete. The reports include:

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

If you’re doing this unit with younger readers you might want to skip these pages, but it’s totally up to you.



As you read through the book, each chapter has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete.



This unit has 20 mini-books including a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.



Then on the backside of the lapbook, I added a pocket to the backside where you can store the reports and story timeline.



I hope you enjoy this unit study! And yes, I will be creating another mega pack for these new Classic Literature releases once they’re all done!

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      1. Hi Amy Beth, did you purchase the correct version of the book? There is a link in the teacher’s manual that goes directly to the book used. If you’re still having troubles please email me and we can make sure you have the correct version. You can also use it with another book version, however you would need to read ahead to make sure the questions correlated with the reading.

  1. Hi!

    I am so excited to start these literature units with my daughter. Thanks for making these! We are beginning the Scientists and Inventors series this week. I am curious as to how you apply the cover sheet to the folder flaps? I was hoping your tutorial would show how you do that step. Maybe you could share your technique?

    Karen Henry
    1. Hi Karen,
      I paste the cover onto one side of the flap, then turn it over and cut along the folder. Then paste the other half on the other side of the file folder flap so they match up. Hope that makes sense!

  2. Erica, you have been an inspiration to me. I am currently a third grade teacher and mother of 2. I personallysee how public education is failing our children. I am praying for God to open doors for me to homeschool. I love your blog and am in awe of your dedication to your children and to God. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.

  3. HELP! I purchased and downloaded 2 lapbooks from you a few months ago….and now that I’m ready to print them I can not find them ANYWHERE on my computer. Do you know what the file names show up as?? Is there any info I can give you so that you can see I’ve already purchased the items? It was The Lion the With and the Wardrobe as well as The Wind in the Willows. Please help!


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