Gifted Literature Circle with Vocabulary: McGrowl, BEWARE OF DOG by Bob Balaban

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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This book club or literature circle unit on the book, Beware of Dog (McGrowl, # 1) is suitable for highly able or gifted readers in grades 1-3. The students prepare for scheduled discussions by reading and responding to the predetermined pages. At the discussion, a comprehension check is provided as a way to “check” that the children understand the novel. After the students finish reading the novel, extension activities are selected and completed based on their interest. They share these with their book club group. The work requires thinking and responding at Bloom’s higher levels (analysis, synthesis and evaluation). The text is at a guided reading Level R (lexile 960 or about 4.9 grade level).

The unit includes: (34 pages)
Unit overview, contents and book summary
Book club implementation suggestions
Common Core ELA alignment
Student unit cover
Pre-reading activities
Stop and Jots
Book club notes (students read and complete this page for each discussion)
Artist page
Unfamiliar vocabulary Page
Vocabulary study (Ch. 1-4; Ch. 5-8; Ch. 6-12)
Comprehension checks (Ch. 1-4; Ch. 5-8; Ch. 6-12)
Extension activities:
-Is the best pet a dog or cat? -Write a new ending for the novel
-My bionic pet -Book review
Book club self- evaluation
Answer key for vocabulary study
Answer key for comprehension checks

Summary of the Novel: Beware of Dog is not your ordinary story of a boy and a dog. Thomas Wiggins finds McGrowl and thinks he must be the perfect dog. This all changes when suddenly McGrowl is transformed into a bionic super dog with crazy powers. Of course there is the villain, Dr. Minderbinder, a vet, who has an evil plan and Thomas must stop him before it’s too late. (Young children love this novel with boy in trouble and dog with superpowers!)
Total Pages
34
Answer Key
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Gifted Literature Circle with Vocabulary: McGrowl, BEWARE
Gifted Literature Circle with Vocabulary: McGrowl, BEWARE
Gifted Literature Circle with Vocabulary: McGrowl, BEWARE
Gifted Literature Circle with Vocabulary: McGrowl, BEWARE