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A Door in the Wall Literature Unit

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Take a deep dive into the Middle Ages with this literature unit based on the book A Door in the Wall by Marguerite deAngeli. This 4-week study has everything you need to extend the learning as you read through the book in your homeschool. Kids can also create an interactive notebook as they create cross-curricular activities.

➡️ Inside the unit study, you'll find a weekly schedule that details which activities to complete each day, as well as a booklist and materials list. And every activity has detailed instructions. This unit study has everything you need to make teaching it simple and low-stress.

A Door in the Wall by Marguerite deAngeli is the story of Robin, a young boy in the Middle Ages who falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Robin is supposed to be training to be a knight. But he realizes that his life is now going to take a different route. As kids read about Robin, they’ll complete activities like writing poetry, learning about figures of speech, making a boat, creating illuminated manuscripts and more. 


This literature-based unit study includes…

✅ Subject area activities for language arts, history, STEM, and fine arts

✅ Vocabulary words

✅ Discussion questions

✅ Booklist

✅ Materials list

✅ Suggested weekly schedule

✅ Notebooking pages for subject area activities


The study was created for grades 2-6. But you can certainly adapt that for older or younger kids in your family. Read the book aloud as a family and complete the activities together, or assign reading to your children and have them complete the activities independently. This unit study can be used as your primary curriculum covering language arts, history, STEM, and fine arts, or it can supplement your regular curriculum, bringing some fun and hands-on activities for the family to enjoy together.

Kids will enjoy the activities they can complete as they read about Robin’s life. And you’ll enjoy how easy it is to use this unit study. You can easily adapt it to the needs of your homeschool.

This unit study is easy to use. Print the schedule, booklist, materials list, and activity descriptions for yourself. I like to keep these in a three-ring folder. Print as many of the activity/notebooking pages as you need for the kids in your family. Kids can keep their pages in a binder as they complete activities to create a finished notebook demonstrating what they've learned. When you use all of my literature unit studies throughout your school year, kids can build a binder that will contain all of their notebooking studies by the end of the year!

Here's what other homeschool moms say…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you want to extend the learning beyond one of your favorite books, this study is an excellent place to start! It's a thorough unit study with a great literature connection. The lessons and schedule are well laid-out and make things easy on homeschool moms to enrich the reading experience.
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