Black Beauty

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About the story

From his early years in an idyllic pasture with his mother, through his difficult life as a cab horse for various masters, Black Beauty tells us what it is like to be a horse – or rather, what it used to be like. Anna Sewell’s touching story not only taught Victorian readers thoughtful lessons in kindness, but resulted in animal anti-cruelty laws.

About the LitWits Explorer’s Guide

Experience Black Beauty with your students in fun, meaningful ways! Your kids can explore old London, consider the thoughts and feelings of horses, don riding gear and learn about bearing reins, make connections between the injured author and her story, graze on horses’ favorite snacks, cultivate a bit of pasture land, layer symbolic and bucolic scenes, and so much more!

LitWits Explorer’s Guides are private web pages that include creative and academic downloadables. This lesson planning resource is ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free idea with template.



Product Description

Have straight-from-the-story fun with The LitWits Kit for BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell - LITWITS - LitWits

The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Everything in this “experience guide” comes from our unique sensory workshop on Black Beauty. It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.

LitWits Explorer’s Guides are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.) Because our guides live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates!

The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Black Beauty includes:

  • sensory prop suggestions, with photos
  • creative project and activity ideas, with photos
  • printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
  • takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
  • printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
  • research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
  • great quotes from the book, where copyright allows

This guide is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.

Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.”  At a bare minimum, the use of this guide helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Explorer’s Guides are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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1 review for Black Beauty

  1. Helen Hegenberger

    One of my all time favorite books. LitWits really brought it to life for my class!

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