Love That Dog
  • Love That Dog
  • Love That Dog
  • Love That Dog
  • Love That Dog
  • Love That Dog
ISBN: 0064409597
EAN13: 9780064409599
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 8, 2008
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.4" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.02 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Love That Dog shows how one boy named Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, and with classic poetry included in the back matter, this novel is perfect for kids and teachers, too.

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments--and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns that he does have something to say.

I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that.

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   Written by Ms. Jo's 3rd Period Class !!
One is a story in poetry and the other is a story about poetry. When his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, wants to put his poems on the board, he asks her not to put his name on them. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Evans reads many poems by different poets. Eventually, he reads a poem by Mr. Walter Dean Myers that inspires him to express his feelings about his dog, Sky. In his book, "Love That Dog," Raymond said it teaches you that it's okay to write poetry about how you feel. Don't try to do something until you actually try. This book is better than the original Langston Hughes book and edited by Patrice Vecchione. It's great to hear your voice again and again."
 
5
   Great book
SmashMouth's Web site says: "Sneak attack to poetry." I would suggest it to anyone who teaches adolescents or young adults. Anyone can write.
 
5
   Wanna cry?
A couple of things: First, I must admit that I am a huge fan of James Dean. It's just that sad. It's great for teachers and parents to read to their children. Great to use with poetry lessons.
 
5
   Purchased for school district
The school district purchased the bus from the city. Only in the past few weeks have I heard complaints about the purchase.
 
5
   Loved it
I have enjoyed every book I have read that Sharon Creech has written, Mary Beth Turner said. This was a different style of music than I'm used to but still just as good.
 
5
   Perfect for teaching poetry to my 4 + 5th grade students
The book is a collection of short stories by the writer over the course of a year. Through the course of the book, he is introduced to many kinds of poetry, through which he explores and uses as a guide. One may, for example, take classes that follow the same format. It is honest, funny, and moving, Levine said.
 
5
   Deliciously sad
I read this to my class and found myself crying, Scholastic said. It was a delight to be back home, said Blair.
 
1
   If you want your kid to hate poetry buy this
A dog is defined as a "living, breathing, and often witty" hybrid of horse and human. Bad book to teach poetry. Really bad book. Now I have to get some real poetry out there as a comparison point so my kid doesn't hate poetry, Mr. Booher told us. No idea of why this book has so many positive reviews even the first few lines about poetry being for “girls” is offensive and the author with no irony goes on to reference poems by men. Yes, you can probably teach some actual poems by authors that are readily accessible to children. There are many, many, many more.
 
4
   Wish it were longer, but it's still so good
Thanks for the tip. It's a fast read, comforting read, Thibault said. Bonus: It reminds you that more things are poetry than you think. I thought the poem would be included as an appendix. It's just that the kindle says it has no such books.
 
5
   Becoming a fan of Sharon Creech
I use this book to teach poetry because the narrator has a heartbreaking story to tell and he does it by not writing poetry or does he since Ms. Stretchberry encouraged him to write down his feelings. He meets Walter Dean Meyers, a writer who later becomes his wife. What a great lesson we can learn from the French, Sir Richard said.
 
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