Literature: "Love That Dog" by Sharon Creech
These sites are about the book “Love That Dog” written by Sharon Creech. Includes background information about the book, biographies of the author, discussion questions, suggested classroom activities, and audio book reading. There are links to eThemes Resources on Writing: Poetry for Elementary Grade Levels and Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language.
Sharon Creech's Official Website
Learn about the author through her biography, interview, and photos. There is a summary and inspiration of each book she wrote. Includes excerpts for book chapters. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites and commercial bookseller sites. NOTE: This site links to a blog.
Scholastic: Sharon Creech
This site provides information about biography of the author, her booklist, and interview transcript. Click "Lesson plan" to get an idea of activities that can get students learned more about the author. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Scholastic: "Love that Dog" Discussion Guide
This site includes a book summary, author information, and discussion questions and suggested answers. Also includes a printable student handout. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other ads, and sponsored links.
"Love That Dog" Discussion Questions
This PDF file includes 10 discussion questions about the book.
Sharon Creech Reads from Love That Dog
Click "Play" button to listen to Sharon Creech's reads an excerpt from Love That Dog.
This page has suggested questions for students to discuss after reading the book.
Love That Poem
Read student-created poems which are inspired by the book "Love That Dog." You can also listen to the audio reading. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
WritingFix: A 6-Trait Writing Lesson
This lesson plan is based on the book Love That Dog. Students will learn how to use voice and word choice to create 16-word poems.
Love That Dog Quiz
A four-page pdf quiz has 39 multiple choices questions from the book. Answers are included.
Scholastic: Poetry with a Twist
Based on the book, students will create their own concrete or shape poem using the steps provided.
eThemes Resource: Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language
These sites contain poems about autumn, winter, and the seasonal holidays. Learn how simile and figurative language can be used in poetry. Includes worksheets and in class activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on similes, personification, metaphors, alliteration, idioms, and hyperbole.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Poetry for Elementary Grade Levels
These sites provide examples of different forms of poetry written for kids. Includes haiku, acrostic, concrete, limerick, free verse, couplet, and cinquain. Students can read the examples and then create their own original poetry. Audio and video files are featured on some sites. Includes a link to eThemes Resources on poets and figurative language.