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Little Britches: Father & I Were Ranchers (By Ralph Moody) Social Book Club English Classes, Online English

  • Ages: Gradeschooler, Teen

Class link: https://outschool.com/classes/little-britches-father-and-i-were-ranchers-social-book-club-SirMWYYk#us8VOYFMNV

 

Calling all wannabe cowboys and cowgirls to discover the exciting true story of the life of Ralph Moody, written by Ralph himself! This is book one of eight books in this incredible autobiographical series that will have you laughing, crying, and learning great life lessons!

“Ralph was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes, the pleasures and perils of ranching in the early twentieth century are experienced… auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms all give authentic color to Little Britches. So do wonderfully told adventures, which equip Ralph to take his father’s place when it becomes necessary.”

Learners will read two chapters per week on their own time and then we will meet to discuss what happened in those chapters. I will answers questions and explain any significant or important details that learners may have missed or that they did not fully understand. Learners will openly share their thoughts on the chapters that were read between classes. Two chapters will be approximately 16 pages per week. Learners can either read the book (purchased, or borrowed from their local library) or listen to it online. (Audible, etc.) My own children love this series just as I did growing up, and listen to a chapter of it every night before bed!

Our schedule will go as follows:

Week of Nov 14-Nov 20
1.  WE MOVE TO COLORADO
2.  NEIGHBORS

Week of Nov 21-Nov 27
3.  FIGHT, MOLLY!
4.  MY CHARACTER-HOUSE

Week of Nov 28-Dec 4
5.  THE BIG WIND
6.  WE BECOME REAL RANCHERS

Week of Dec 5-Dec 11
7.  I BECOME A HORSEMAN
8.  I BECOME A SORT OF COWBOY

Week of Dec 12-Dec 18
9.  GRACE TRIES IT, TOO
10.  MY FRIEND TWO DOG

Week of Dec 19-Dec 25
11.  HAYING
12.  I GO AFTER TWO DOG

Week of Dec 26-Jan 1
13.  WE GO TO AN AUCTION
14.  THE IRRIGATION FIGHT

Week of Jan 2-Jan 8
15.  I GIVE MR. LAKE A RIDE
16.  A GOOD MONTH, WITH NO SCHOOL

Week of Jan 9-Jan 15
17.  I MEET THE SHERIFF
18.  FATHER AND I BECOME PARTNERS

Week of Jan 16-Jan 22
19.  TRAPPING PHEASANTS
20.  THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS

Week of Jan 23-Jan 29
21.  I BREAK NINE TOES
22.  BAD TIMES WERE NOT SO BAD

Week of Jan 30-Feb 5
23.  TORNADO AND CLOUDBURST
24.  I BECOME A COW POKE

Week of Feb 6-Feb 12
25.  A PRETTY STRONG CURRENT
26.  TRAINING SKY HIGH

Week of Feb 13-Feb 19
27.  FATHER AND I LEARN TO SHOOT
28.  RIDING IN THE ROUNDUP

Week of Feb 20-Feb 26
29.  WE FACE IT
30.  WE MOVE TO LITTLETON

Week of Feb 27-Mar 5
31.  SO LONG, PARTNER

It’s time to curl up with a good book this winter and then meet with friends to excitedly discuss what happened and anticipate what will happen next! Join us for only $8 per class!

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