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The Stray Dog - a FREE comprehension packet

I am excited to share a mini-packet with you that I crafted this weekend! As a favor to my SLP-momma, who requested I make something for this book, I started to make a comprehension game. The packet is short and sweet - here's what I plan on doing with it:

Before I read the story:
I'm going to show the kids (again - they always love to see them, and I love to show them off!) my pets, tell about how I adopted them because they were "strays" and explain what a stray is. Then I'll ask questions pertaining to the topic of the story - i.e., "Do you have any pets at home?" "Did you ever adopt any pets?" "Have you ever seen a stray animal? What did you do?" "What would you do if you found a stray animal?"

After the story:
We're going to compare/contrast Willie and a pet that they have or know. How are they different? How are they similar? Were they both saved? Are they both the same animal? THEN we're going to play the comprehension game. Students will answer questions using recall, inferencing, and drawing conclusions to move through the game board and help Willie get to his dog house! Depending on the kiddos I have, I may use the four-box chart and the writing task to further the lesson. I usually like to do writing only with my second graders, and not even that much since I know it's a struggle.

SO download this packet HERE on TpT!

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