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The Year of the Dog
by Grace Lin

When Grace was in school, she loved to read, but a book about children of Taiwanese immigrants just didn't exist. She longed to read a book about someone like herself, so when she grew up, she wrote one! It became a story that followed her all the way through the memorable Year of the Dog.

During the year of the dog, Grace made a very special friend, entered a writing contest, went to a red egg party, celebrated with family foods, and entered a science fair. You will probably see some of your own family characteristics in her family ... if you happen to have an older sister who picks on you or a younger sister who makes you laugh.

Year of the Dog grew from Grace's real experiences. It may just inspire you to write a story about the experiences of a kid like YOU!

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Year of the Dog
by Grace Lin


The 13-page Kids Wings literature guide PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for
Year of the Dog by Grace Lin is now available!

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards,
Crossword Puzzle,
2-page Readers’ Theater Script,
Cause and Effect,
Logic Puzzle,
Making Connections,
Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
Pacy's Ripples--What IF,
Multiple Choice Comprehension, Activities,
Writing Prompts,
and answer page.


 

 

Special Thanks to Jalal Ali his beautiful original composition, "Sweet, Gentle Dream" for our background music!

 
 

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