This is a lit log (for a novel study, literature circle, and/or read aloud) for Dash by Kirby Larson. The themes of this historical fiction are family life, dogs, imprisonment, World War II America, Japanese and Japanese-Americans. The two focus skills of the lit log are (1) using the text to explain and draw inferences and (2) using the text to describe, compare, and contrast characters, settings, or events.
reading level: 4th-5th grade
interest level: 4th-7th grade