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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.