If you have a child that loves horses, you can turn their love of horses into a love of reading and learning. When I find something that my children are passionate about I love to use their interests to encourage them in their studies at home.
I have a daughter who struggled with reading for a long time, but she absolutely loved horses and would enjoy reading anything she could about them. Thankfully, there is so much classic literature about horses that it is very easy to give her books and literature studies for school that she would enjoy.
If you have children that love horses, pick some classics for them, pair them with these unit studies and printables for a wonderful child led literature curriculum!
Here are some of our favorite horse literature books:
Ed Helper has lots of customizable printables and worksheets for Black Beauty:
Black Beauty Literature Unit
Black Beauty Analogies Printable
Black Beauty Word Wall Printable
Black Beauty Mixed Review Printable
More printables from Education.com:
Black Beauty Reading Comprehension
Black Beauty Punctuation Worksheet
Black Beauty Crossword Puzzle
Black Beauty Coloring Page
The Black Stallion
Ed Helper has lots of customizable printables and worksheets for The Black Stallion:
The Black Stallion Literature Unit
The Black Stallion Analogies Printable
The Black Stallion Word Wall Printable
The Black Stallion Mixed Review Printable
The Black Stallion Ranch is an official fan site of the Black Stallion. You can read about each book and get information on movies and vintage books, newly released books and more. There are also links to learn more about Arabian horses.
If you have never seen the classic movie, it is a must see!
Enotes has some great online Misty of Chincoteague Resources:
In Depth Analysis
King of the Wind
Ed Helper has lots of customizable printables and worksheets for King of the Wind
King of the Wind Mixed Review Printable
King of the Wind Analogies Printable
King of the Wind Word Wall
Enotes has some great online King of the Wind Resources:
Themes and Characters
In Depth Analysis
The War Horse – great for older students
Printable War Horse Lesson Plans from Cookies and Clogs
War Horse Summary and Study Guide from Book Rags
War Horse Bible Study from Youth Source
If you have a horse lover and a book lover, these make some amazing gifts:
Since we love horses so much, our team has created some AMAZING resources that will tie in well with horse literature studies:
If you want to dig deeper into learning about the different horse breeds your child will read about in literature, you will enjoy this FREE Breeds of Horses Guided Drawing Instant Download. Your student will learn about ten different breeds of horses, while learning how to draw them in their own notebook.
For even further study on horses we have put together a huge list of resources to help you create your own Equine Science Unit Study which is perfect for older students.
Your younger students will love these FREE Horse Themed Writing Prompts Packs – there are 2 levels for early elementary and upper elementary. This packs are always a huge hit!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!