No kid wants to follow up reading with boring and questions and answers. This reading comprehension packet tests the students understanding of the novel, while doing some of the teaching for you!
With our "How to Steal a Dog" novel study, each printable teaches a lesson that applies to the chapter AND assesses the students' comprehension of the chapter.
Chapter 1 - "Knowing Our Narrator" reviews the difference between first and third person point of view and asks a multitude of questions about Georgina (the narrator of the story).
Chapter 2 - “Daunting Dialogue” examines the role dialogue plays in developing the characters. Students are asked to draw upon dialogue and other aspects of the chapter to provide traits (with supporting text evidence) to describe Georgina and Toby.
Chapter 3 - “Dog Descriptions” - has the students practice the reading strategy of visualization to match descriptions from the text to pictures provided on the page. The students will then use text evidence to explain why each dog was or was not fit for stealing.
Chapter 4 - "Cause and Effect" Students will identify cause and effect relationships with regard to events in the story.
Chapter 5 - "Comparing Characters" uses a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Georgina and Luanne. Inferencing is also addressed on this sheet.
Chapter 6 - "See the Setting" addresses the reading skill of visualization as it applies to the setting of the story.
Chapter 7 - “Magnificent Mama” has students cite text evidence to prove a claim.
Chapter 8 - “Mama Reaches the End of her Rope” - students gain knowledge on idioms and character development by recalling and citing events from the chapter. Inference questions also included to interpret Georgina’s actions.
Chapter 9 - “Georgina’s Flashback” - Students gain knowledge on the author’s use of flashback and go on to summarize a flashback presented in the chapter.
Chapter 10 - "Terrific Toby" - Students cite evidence to support the character traits provided for Toby.
Chapter 11 - "Georgina's Guilt" addresses internal conflict as it applies to Georgina.
Chapter 12 - "An Ironic Twist" addresses situational irony as it applies to Carmella and her home.
Chapter 13 - "Meet Mookie" asks detail questions regarding Mookie and also addresses idioms as they apply to Mookie's language in the story.
Chapter 14 - "Fiddle-dee-dee" addresses text connections as they apply to the movie "Gone with the Wind".
Chapter 15 - "Complex Characters" address round characters and their opposing character traits. A summarizing task is also included.
Chapter 16 - "More about Mookie" asks questions about Mookie and asks for interpretation on more of his idioms.
Chapter 17 - "Emotional Rollercoaster" has students provide evidence from the chapter to support the many emotions Georgina is experiencing.
Chapter 18 - "Another Flashback" reviews flashback and foreshadowing.
Chapter 19 - "Minor Mookie" addresses the difference between major and minor characters and explores the conflict between Mookie and Georgina.
Chapter 20 - "Summary" - reviews the skill of summarizing. Inference and detail questions included as well.
Chapter 21 - "Georgina's Happy Ending" reviews resolution and predictions.
Chapter 22 - "Lesson Learned" review the themes presented in the story.