In The Dog I Share a new tenant with a dog moves into the ground floor of her apartment block, Becky gets very excited. She can’t wait to have a dog to play with as pets are not usually allowed in her building. But the new neighbour isn’t very friendly and Becky has to think of a plan. A chance event allows Becky to help Carl the dog’s blind owner.
Features of the Book – First person point of view, – Additional information in the illustrations, – Speech bubbles that introduce and close the story, – The theme of people with special needs, – Thoughts expressed as pictures, – The humorous style – I almost barked; I waved – not my tail just my arm; I can’t let her out of my sight, Purpose The Dog I Share can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using prior knowledge to make sense of the text, – discussing in detail the issues that arise in a text, – exploring additional information in the illustrations, – determining the author’s intention, – analysing characters’ motives.
Themes covered in this book are: Responsibility, Pets, Relationships, Character education
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
Theme/TopicCharacter Education | Pets | Relationships | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Character study | Comprehension strategies | Prior knowledge | Using graphic sources