Tanner is a Super Grammar Dog, always on the lookout for spelling and mechanics issues. If you have Daily Oral Language activities as a part of your daily or weekly routine, this D.O.G. program (instead of D.O.L) engages the kids in a whole new way. Students are directed to copy down their D.O.G. item of the day. The class is to then make "bark marks" on the displayed sentence wherever there is a mistake. The student who can determine exactly what those mistakes are is tossed Tanner the Grammar Dog, then explains to the class what the errors are. Students then write their sentences correctly into their "D.O.G. Log" book for practice and study. If adding a second sentence for the day, another student gets the dog tossed to them and the procedure is repeated. This program had amazing success in my classroom. The students never wined or complained about daily oral grammar activities if they got to see the dog fly day after day. Jazz up what could be a mundane or repetitive program with just a small stuffed animal dog toy or puppet. Make him a super hero cape like the one that is pictured and let our canine super hero save the "Grammar Day"! Have fun!