Who doesn't love the book Harry the Dirty Dog? You will love it even more when you use it to teach both Problem/Solution AND Suffixes.
This lesson teaches and encourages the use of illustrations (character expressions) and text (things characters say and do) as evidence for determining when a character encounters a problem and when the problem has been resolved.
It also provides a detailed step by step plan for teaching problem and solution. It lays out explicitly what to do and say in each portion of your gradual release instruction. Modeling, guided practice, and independent practice are included, as well as noting the stopping places in the text to pause and think aloud or discuss text evidence with students throughout the read aloud. An anchor chart is also included.
A bonus to this plan is the follow up Word Work lesson plan for teaching comparison words with the suffix -er and -est.
One read aloud! Two strong, powerful lessons!
Now you and your students will love the book Harry the Dirty Dog as much as I do.