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Love That Dog

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Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had." – Thom Jones, author of The Pugilist at Rest Students may need additional support determining a theme, particularly if they come up with different ideas for the theme within their triads. In this situation, remind students that everyone can interpret poetry differently, and there is no right or wrong answer; however, for their theme to be possible, they must be able to find supporting details. What Makes a Poem a Poem? anchor chart (begun in Lesson 3; added to during Work Time A; see supporting materials)

Love That Dog: A Novel - The Forest School

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend." – Lord Byron, poet of Epitaph to a Dog A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." – Josh Billings, humorist and lecturer

Poets.org - Students read and research additional poets: Students read about and research poets they have a particular interest in. After 2 minutes, refocus students on the What Makes a Poem a Poem? anchor chart and remind them of the characteristics of poetry they have discovered in the other poems so far. Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." – Agnes Turnbull, author of The Wedding Bargain

Love That Dog - LitCharts Confidence, Passion, and Pride Theme in Love That Dog - LitCharts

Poetry Foundation - Additional reading of poetry: Students read poems by other poets outside of those introduced in the module

Direct students' attention to the posted learning targets and select a volunteer to read them aloud: The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother—and they'll settle for a puppy every time." – Winston Pendleton, author of Pursuit of Happiness Seigfried's youthful, bright (but not overly chipper) voice proves a good vehicle for interpreting Creech's latest, a novel-in-poems about the swirl of momentous change that moves through Continue reading »

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