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How to Steal a Dog

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The 24-page Kids' Wings unit for How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor engages students from the start in prereading through discussion cards and anticipation guide. The unit prepares students for important reading in a sweet, thoughtful character study of a homeless girl trying to survive.

Activities in the unit include:

  • Discussion Cards,
  • Crossword Puzzle,
  • Anticipation Guide,
  • Mock Trial, Readers Theater Script,
  • Quartet Reading,
  • 15-Second Summaries,
  • Character Changes/Transformations,
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
  • Transforming Words to Pictures,
  • Writing from a Different Point of View,
  • Transforming Language with Pronouns,
  • Research Project, 
  • Writing/Discussion Prompts,
  • Answers.


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