This is a simple, one-page worksheet for your students to use as they read the My Life in Dog Years stories by Gary Paulsen. Students will be able to record the background information, character traits, and memorable events of each dog's life.
I could not imagine teaching the intermediate elementary grades without the assistance of Gary Paulsen! He is a remarkable story teller who appeals to all kind of readers, especially those who love adventure, nature, and dogs. His dog stories can be both heart-warming and heart-wrenching. Each leaves the reader with a deeper appreciation for man's best friend.
I first came across these stories over 12 years ago as part of a book club promotion by Scholastic books. Fred's, Dirk's, Snowball's, and Ike's stories were printed and sold separately. These stories are now part of the larger book that includes other dogs' stories.
The worksheet responses can be evaluated individually or used as notes by students for an end of unit assessment.
Happy tails! AnnAnd