Have you ever wondered just what goes on inside a dog's brain? Why do they do the things they do? Why did my dog chew my boots? Why does he bark at everything that moves? Why did he eat my sister's wedding cake, and deposit it in the closet? Have you ever wished they could speak and explain once and for all why they are so weird and endearing?
I have. And instead of trying to invent some kind of dog translating device, I just asked them politely if they would be so kind as to write some of their thoughts down in letter form. Letters to their humans. They nicely obliged. And here is a sampling of those letters.
But dogs don't write very often, and it shows. Their work is in dire need of editing. Maybe you or your class can help them out by editing their letters! There are many other things that these can be used for as well. I thought I would offer them up to your capable hands.
What is included?
There are 20 letters written by 11 different dogs. Each one contains various spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
There are also blank letter pages, one for each dog, should your students want to take the role of the dog and write a letter of their own.
There is also an editing guide for teachers that points out all of the many errors that our furry friends have made.
Finally, there is a set of dog clip art - 11 PNG files (300 dpi) with transparent backgrounds.
The whole package is over 40 pages. This, along with the aforementioned clip art, makes for a pretty great deal, I think.
This work by Joe Stouffer Sinclair
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License