What is Your Dog Doing?

November 9, 2011

In What is Your Dog Doing?, this simplistic text invites a young reader to think beyond the normal dog day of eating, sleeping, and barking. Instead, the scenes Kathleen Habbley illustrates portray so much more. “Dog scheming” is one of my favorite pages.

At the end, Marilyn Singer poses the question, “What is your dog doing?” She invites children to share their thoughts regarding their dog.

If you have a classroom pet, this text could be a springboard for descriptive writing All-about-books.

Savorings for reading and in writing for What is Your Dog Doing?:

  • Two word sentences
  • Compare Verb Tenses – present participle to past tense
  • Rhyming
  • Invitational Ending
  • All About Book

Warsaw Community Public Library new book – a must have book for me to use with kinder and first grade especially!