This lesson was designed as a pre-reading activity for the novel Hachiko Waits. Students will share background knowledge about dog breeds and characteristics as well as discovering those specific to the akita breed with an engaging video from an Animal Planet series. This activity will provide students with a deeper understanding of Hachiko’s behavior in the novel.
This product includes:
materials with differentiation for fourth-grade students with varying academic ability - including English Language Learners, students with learning disability (memory processing disorder), and gifted students.
suggestions for formative and summative assessment as well as remedial and extension modifications