This is a reading unit for Love That Dog designed to take about two school weeks if lessons are done in one hour blocks. This unit is not meant to teach students how to write poetry (as my Hate That Cat unit is). It is intended to expose them to reading poetry and to get them familiar with some famous poets. As students read the book, they will pick a favorite poet and write a short biography about him or her. The unit includes daily lesson plans, suggested activities (and two worksheets to go along with the suggestions), a rubric for an onomatopoeia assignment, and two rubrics for the poet biography writing assignment (one rubric is for regular education students, the other is modified for emergent learners). Graphic organizers for the writing project are also included.