Stone Fox Lesson Plan Aid

Author: John Reynolds Gardiner

Subject: Sled dog racing

Setting: Wyoming, USA, early 1900s

"Stone Fox" is the story of a boy, his dog, and a dog sled race they must win to save the family farm. Stone Fox is the undefeated racer they have to beat.

Lexile Measure: 550L
Grade Level: 3
Genre: Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical
Gender of Character: Male

Introduction to Book Punch
Book Punch guides students through the steps of thinking and writing about well-known core literature. Students write paragraphs responding to interactive writing prompts. The program tutors students to develop ideas and organize their thinking about what they have read.


In the story, Little Willy enters a dogsled race. He hopes to win the prize money in order to save the farm for himself and his grandfather. Think of a time you were in a competition and how you felt. Remember what it was like to compete. Write about the experience of being in a competition.

An unpleasant situation can sometimes lead to an important discovery. In the middle of the book Willy discovers the reason for Grandfather's illness when he and Searchlight are threatened. Write a paragraph explaining how Willy discovers the cause of Grandfather's illness.
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