Reading Street: Writing to Sources
Task: Narrative Dialogue
Look back at Old Yeller and “A Dog’s Life’’ and take notes on how each text describes the relationship between dogs and humans. Consider what Old Yeller would say to Arliss if the dog could talk.
Then write a narrative dialogue between Arliss and Old Yeller that illustrates their relationship. Include details from both texts to create your dialogue. Carefully reread the story to find specific facts and sensory details to include in your dialogue.
Model that shows dialogue between Arliss and Old Yeller which includes sensory details, setting, character development, and a connection with the paired passage, "Dog's Life"