In “How to Steal a Dog,” Georgina is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is “borrow” the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected.
“How to Steal a Dog” is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and is written at a 4.4 grade equivalence reading level. It tackles issues of homelessness.
This product includes menu choices organized by groups of chapters (see preview). Most choices are inference questions, as well as short theme-related projects. Menus are a great way to differentiate for the varying needs of your students.