Love That Dog Novel Study and Poetry Unit

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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My students enjoyed many of the activities encouraged in this resource. I liked the critical thinking questions.
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This literature resource for Love That Dog by Sharon Creech is a low prep novel study and includes both reading comprehension activities as well as creative poetry writing activities related to the figures of speech used in the story. The other great feature of this book is the famous poems that are integrated throughout the story.

This is the perfect supplement to a poetry unit of study and really gets kids motivated to write poems and use figures of speech-- just like Jack (the main character in the story). Students tap into many inference skills to understand the events that are happening off the pages of the book.

Product Includes:

CCSS (4th grade)

Vocabulary List

Reading Comprehension Questions

Character Chart

"Miss Stretchberry Says" Inference and Point of View Activity

Write 3 poems using the same everyday object (modeled after Jack's blue car poems)

Compare/Contrast Jack's poems to the original published poems


Shape Poems with adjectives

Foreshadowing and Quote Analysis


Poetry Definition persuasive response


"Inspired By" Poem Activity and analysis of famous poets' styles

**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**

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poetry, novel unit, literature unit, reading groups, figures of speech, literature circles, read aloud

Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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