Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague, is a delightful story about a dog who is sent to obedience school by his owner, Mrs. Gertrude R. LaRue. Ike writes letters home to Mrs. LaRue trying to persuade her to let him come home.
This book study consists of activities to complete after and while reading the story. It also has center activities to accompany the book. The reader’s notebook , on half sheets, includes comprehension questions (main idea, detail, inference, and drawing conclusions). Also included is a page about character traits, notice the pictures, synonym match up, rhyming words, point of view writing activity, figurative language, writing captions, fluency practice, and a grammar page for practicing quotation marks.
The center activities include the use of vocabulary cards. Students may put the words in ABC order, sort words according to syllables, prefixes and suffixes, writing sentences, parts of speech. There is a template to create a story map for problem/solution. Also included is a puzzle to cut apart and put back together again by sequencing the events of the story.
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