Love That Dog Novel Unit

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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39 pages
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This resource for Love That Dog by Sharon Creech is a low prep novel unit 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 a great 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 also 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 loud
Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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