Love That Dog Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities

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Love That Dog Lesson Plans

Love That Dog Lesson Plans and Activities

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This package includes the following Common Core aligned resources for use with Love That Dog:

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  • Vocabulary Development Activities
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    Reading Comprehension Lessons for Love That Dog
    Title: Love That Dog
    Author& Illustrator: Sharon Creech
    Grade Level: Fifth Grade

    Summary: Love That Dog is the story of a boy named Jack. Jack has been learning about poetry and is keeping a notebook in which he records his thoughts about the poetry he reads at school. At first, Jack does not like poetry. He does not think poetry makes any sense and he does not think that boys should read or write poetry. Poetry, according to Jack, is for girls. Overtime, Jack becomes interested in the poems that his teacher shares with the class and begins to write his own poetry. At first, Jack doubts whether or not his poems are any good. Then one day, Jack reads a poem by Mr. Walter Dean Myers and is inspired to write Love That Dog, a poem about his dog, a blue car splattered with mud and a what it feels like to have your world turned upside down.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for Love That Dog

    Making Connections Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for all readers to use while practicing making connections. This book will work well for beginning readers as they should be able to draw upon their experiences including pet ownership and engaging in the act of writing poetry to make text to self connections. Love that Dog also supports fluent readers because the text structure can be challenging for readers who are working to make connections while reading independently. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Visualizing Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan will support readers as they visualize to improve reading comprehension because the text is full of descriptive language that supports imagery for physical and emotional character as well as setting. As a result of active visualization, readers will quickly make connections to experience an emotional response to the text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Inferences Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan are smart choices to use with readers who need additional practice making inferences. This book works well because readers will make inferences to understand how the main character is feeling and what he is thinking throughout the book. In addition, readers will be able to infer meaning in order to deepen their ability to comprehend poetry. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Understanding Text Structure Lesson Plan
    This is book and lesson plan are excellent choices when teaching readers how to understand different text structures. Love That Dog incorporates poetry and journaling in the form of notebook entries across a school year to tell the story of Jack and his discovery of poetry. Within the pages of this book, readers will engage with several different types of poetry presented in a narrative journal to uncover a highly relatable and engaging story. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Synthesizing Lesson Plan
    Love That Dog is an ideal book for readers who are learning to synthesize to improve reading comprehension. The author’s use of simple language makes it easy for the reader to understand the important concepts presented in the book. In addition, due to the author’s use of simple language, students will be able to focus on the strategies they are using to make meaning of the text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for Love That Dog with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


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