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Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. 

Thanks to Helena Gosline for preparing this The Yearling Lapbook.

The Yearling Lapbook Lessons

This lapbook includes simple lessons to go with the book, The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Here is a sample of the lessons.

About the Author: Marjorie Rawlings
Research and find out some facts about Marjorie Rawlings for your student to include in the author mini book.

  • Born: August 8, 1896 in Washington, DC
  • Died: December 14, 1953 (age 57)
  • American Author
  • Wrote novels with rural themes and setting
  • Her home in Cross Creek, Florida is a state Historical Site
  • Near her home in Cross Creek, Florida is now a restaurant named after The Yearling. The restaurant serves Southern food such as catfish and alligator tail.

Create a matchbook for each character. Write personality traits and other traits in each book.

  • Ezra Baxter: also known as Penny, used to be in the army. Father of Jody.
  • Ory Baxter: mother of Jody.
  • Jody Baxter: the son of Ory and Penny Baxter.
  • Flag: Jody’s pet fawn.
  • The Forresters: a family that lives near the Baxters.
  • Fodder-wing: Jody’s best-friend

The setting is the time and location in which a story takes place.

Where is the geographical location?
The location of this story is in the big scrub, a semi wilderness area, located between the Ocklawaha and St. Johns rivers, of North Central Florida. The area today falls within the Ocala National Forest. The Baxter family has settled in a clearing of pines near the scrub. A scrub is a deeply forested stretch of land enclosed by rivers, surrounded by marshes, and inhabited by wild animals.

When is the story taking place? The story takes place in the 1870s.

The Yearling Lapbook Printables

In addition to the lessons, these mini-books are provided for your The Yearling Lapbook:

  • Setting Flap Book
  • Examples of Description Petal Book
  • About the Author Book Shapes
  • Conflict Chart
  • The Yearling Vocabulary Words Mini-book
  • Deer Antlers Through the Seasons Shutterflap Book
  • Character Matchbooks

How to Get Started with the The Yearling Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Yearling Lapbook:

  1. Buy a copy of the book, The Yearling, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Choose and print the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of literature lapbooking with your student.

Download Your Free The Yearling Lapbook

Simply click on the image below to grab the free The Yearling lapbook.

The Yearling Lapbook

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