One little dog, one adorable book, and SO MANY skills to teach! You can use the book "The Stray Dog" by Marc Simont to teach prediction (before and during reading), inferencing and character analysis. You can also weave in author's purpose if you choose! Everything you need is right here in this lesson plan.
This story is chock full of clues in the text and illustrations that will help students make great predictions and inferences leading to deeper and more engaged reading and understanding.
Teach one skill or several. Use the text once, or several times. It is up to you.
No one can resist reading this book, which is actually based on a true story. Now it can be a heavy weight for instruction too!