This lit log is for the realistic fiction A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O-Donnell Tubb. Themes in this book included: veterans with PTSD, service (therapy/companion) dogs, rescue dogs, courage, loyalty, love, hope, family, and friendship. It is a great book to introduce service dogs to children. The wonderful book is told from the point of view of Daisy the rescue dog.
The main focus skill of the lit log is describe point of view. Other skills are: use text to explain/draw inferences; determine theme/summarize; use text to determine meaning of words/phrases; and describe/compare/contrast characters, setting, events.
The lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud or for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature group).
Reading Level of Text: 5th grade level
Interest Level of Text: ages 9-12