"Love that Dog" by Sharon Creech is a wonderful story about a boy who is reluctant to read and write poetry. Jack is grieving over the loss of his dog and slowly starts to flourish in his poetry writing as it helps heal his emotions. Written in prose, this book is great, even for struggling readers. It has so many connections to famous poets and poems.
This literature unit contains over 30 worksheets for a novel study including quizzes, responses to poetry pages, project menus, and journal reflections. Print this packet out and you are ready to teach this novel in your classroom!