Bertie Was a Watchdog by Rick Walton

Bertie Was a Watchdog by Rick WaltonSchema: 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.


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