Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
The novel Little Joe offers a realistic look at the bond between 9-year-old Eli Stegner and his Angus calf, Little Joe, as they prepare for the county fair -- and the beef auction that follows. Readers will be fascinated by the details of raising beef cattle and receive an in-depth account of life on the farm.
See the teacher's Companion Guide provided by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom for additional chapter-by-chapter activities and resources for using this book in your classroom.
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