The Dog Rules by Coco La Rue is a hysterical novel about family pet rivalry. Your students will enjoy it immensely! (It is also available in Spanish for ELL students.)
This unit is aligned with 4th grade common core ELA standards and is designed to assist in instructing students on the topics of:
-precise words and phrases
-figurative language (including alliteration, allusion, idioms, and metaphors)
It also includes an independent character trait poster activity with a rubric.