My 4th, 5th, 6th resource group just read Little House in the Big Woods. 15 boys and 2 girls. Guess who loved it? The boys! Santa brought each of them their own color copy(they had been racing to get my one color copy when reading class started each day!), and each kid seemed delighted! Laura Ingalls Wilder was a brilliant writer. Not only did she write about adventures with bears, hunting, and butchering pigs, but she wrote simply and descriptively. She painted a picture with not too many words, so my struggling readings could really dig in! They are now asking to read either Farmer Boy or Little House on the Prairie.....I put together an interactive notebook that is expecially for struggling writers, and they are pleased with their finished products!