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The Stray Dog, Before You Were, Mine and Mutt Dog

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Kids' Wings presents 38-pages of activities for touching picture books about homeless dogs that find good homes. 
These literature guides may be used orally, as teacher-led, or in small groups with a mentor, and independently with more advanced or gifted students.   The books include:

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont, A Caldecott Honor Book
Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Bolts and 
Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King.

Activities include 

  • A Muzzle Puzzle, crossword Puzzle,
  • Pamper Your Puppy Math
  • Seeing the Story, multiple choice comprehension
  • Write a New Dog Story, Prewriting and Writing
  • readers' theater scripts,
  • discussion cards,
  • crossword puzzles,
  • multiple-choice comprehension activities,
  • comparisons,
  • logic puzzles,
  • What Is a Shelter? 
  • research,
  • composite activities,
  • compassion,
  • song,
  • sequencing,
  • comparing names,
  • letter editing,
  • math in Mutt Dog's steps,
  • letter writing,
  • addressing an envelope, and
  • answer keys.


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