This is an interactive learning site to correspond with the novel, On the Banks of Plum Creek, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The site includes chapter vocabulary, activities, and essay questions.



In reading this story, students will gain an understanding of the novel On the Banks of Plum Creek. They will learn important values of family and a viewpoint on frontier life. They will learn values about overcoming difficult situations.

The activities on this site are divided between chapters. These activities enrich the student's learning experiences from the novel.

Activities: Each chapter contains at least one learning activity. The activities monitor the comprehension of the reading. Some chapters also have an essay question. The essay questions will aid students in thinking about the contextual themes of the story. They will help students to connect the story to their own real-life experiences. The essay questions must be answered using a word processor and formatted according to class essay guidelines, printed, and submitted to the teacher before the next reading day. Other activites included in this unit have been compiled from other sources and will not be provided on this site. However, a bibliography of other resources used can be found on the links page.

Vocabulary: Each chapter contains a list of vocabulary words. Here are lists of those words and their definitions. There are also practice activities for each list to help students learn and remember the vocabulary words.  Students will make flashcards to be added to their cumulative vocabulary box. Students will be given a chapter quiz on vocabulary words. Vocabulary Reviews will be given every 7 chapters.

Printables for Teachers: Here are some printable activities to use in your classroom with the novel, On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  This page is password protected to protect activity answers. If you are interested in using these activites, Please Email Me.

Links: There are several other web sites that offer learning activities and information for On the Banks of Plum Creek and its author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Here are some of them.


Little House on the Prairie is the third of nine books in the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Check out the other books in the series:
Big Woods
Farmer Boy
Little House
Silver Lake
Long Winter
Little Town
Golden Years
Four Years


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by: Casey Jo Burrus © 2016
Bingham, Illinois

created: June 4, 2016 | updated: June 6, 2016
Cowden-Herrick Schools