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.
CCSS (4th grade)
Reading Comprehension Questions
"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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