I can summarize pages 1–5 of Love That Dog, based on details from the novel.
I can explain what Jack understands about poetry, based on details from Love That Dog.
I can identify characteristics of poetry when analyzing the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow.”
What makes a poem a poem?
What inspires writes to write poetry?
In this unit, you will work toward answering the first guiding question. Then tell students that today they will begin to read a new novel, Love That Dog, which is a story about a boy named Jack who is also learning about what poetry is.
Make the "I notice... I wonder..." chart in your journals:
Look at the book, Love that Dog and conduct a book walk write down what you notice and wonder about Love That Dog in your chart.
Be ready to share your notice and wonders in small group.