Text-to-text connection with Stanley and the Class Pet by Barney Saltzberg
Jack is asking his mother what pet shoud they get. The book lends itself to classifying and predicting.
Students may predict what Jack’s mother will say when he suggests one of his outlandish pet ideas such as an elephant, polar bear, t-rex, and a shark.
He winds up with a very large dog.
It’s fun to read these two books together with one book for a class pet and the other for a home pet and discuss the difference between the two places and how that makes a difference in what pet is chosen.