Schema: small dogs, yappy dogs
Text-to-Self Connections: dogs who guard, dogs who chew things up
Bertie, a small but clever dog, tricks a burglar who is not so smart into getting the police’s attention during a robbery.
Synthesis: Discuss words with multiple meanings such a “watch” for a time piece and one who keeps watch. What does the title of the book have to do with what happens in the story?
Cause and Effect: Because Bertie challenged the burglar to be loud, the effect is that the police heard them and came to the rescue.
Text-to-Text Connection: Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider
Chewy Louie chews everything and is not helpful at all.
Compare and Contrast: Compare and contrast the two dogs from the two stories.