Childhood friendships can last a lifetime, but only if they make it through the petty jealousies and misunderstandings that crop up from time to time. That's what happens when best friends Kathy and Louise are separated for a summer. Will their friendship survive this separation, and what will happen when they both want the single puppy born to a neighbor's dog? Author/Illustrator Steven Kellogg's vivid pictures help the primary reader discover the answer in a story that will capture their attention and spark their imaginations.
This eight-page literature unit begins with a prediction page and a vocabulary worksheet that asks students to substitute synonyms for new words found in the story.
Four comprehension worksheets are provided once the students have read the story. The first requires them to order the story’s most important events. The next emphasizes cause and effect with students matching one event that causes another. After that, students match characters to their descriptions and then select their favorite and explain why. Finally students are asked to write a letter to either of the story’s main characters explaining how they might solve the problems they face.