Literature Text Set Must Love Dogs: Second Grade, by Kylie Wilcox

Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Author: Corrine Demas. Illustrator: Ard Hoyt

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316047494

# of Pages: 32

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RL.2.3- Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

Summary: This book tells the story about a young girl who experiences the loss of her very loved dog Lulu. This story is important for students to read since it introduces the concept of loss and how one works through it. This could relate to many students that have lost a pet or even loved ones. This relates to the standard since the main character in this story is working through the major challenge of losing her beloved dog.

Teaching Point: Reading

Waggers

Author: Philemon Struges. Illustrator: Jim Ishikawa

Publisher: Dutton Children's Books

ISBN: 978-0525471165

# of Pages: 32

Genre: Visual/Illustrated

Standard: RL.2.7- Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting or plot.

Summary: This adorable story tells the "history" of why dogs chase their tails. The beautiful and fun illustrations allow the students to understanding the characters' developing emotions felt throughout the story. This book allows students to use their imagination and use the various fun visual representations in order to learn something "new".

Teaching Point: Reading

No Dogs Here!

Author and Illustrator: Kathryn Hewitt

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

ISBN: 978-0525472001

# of Pages: 32

Genre: Fiction

Standard: RL.2.3- Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

Summary: This book tells the story of Norman, Ginger and Rufus, three dogs who are tired of not being allowed to go somewhere because they're dogs. To solve this problem, the dogs dress up as humans and try to blend in. With this story, the students are able to identify the various challenges that these dogs face, such as trying to go to the pool without being caught.

Teaching Point: Reading

Moondog

Author and Illustrator: John A. Rowe

Publisher: Minedition

ISBN: 978-0698400313

# of Pages: 32

Genre: Visual/Illustrated

Standard: RL.2.7- Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, settings or plot.

Summary: This book tells the story of Moondog, who is discovered by a monkey from Earth and wants to help humans understand more about the Moon and how he helps take care of it. The illustrations in this book are extremely beneficial for the students, as they will able to have a better understanding of the story that the author is trying to tell, and how Moondog is trying to help keep the Moon safe and clean.

Teaching Point: Reading

City Dog, Country Frog

Author: Mo Willems. Illustrator: Jon J. Muth

Publisher:

ISBN: 978-1423103004

# of Pages: 64

Genre: Visual/Illustrated

Standard: RL.2.7- Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Summary: This book tells the stories of a dog and a frog, and what they are choosing to do depending on what the season and time of year it currently is. With the illustrations in this story, the students can demonstrate understanding of what the two different types of animals do during that season. Students can also make their own educated guesses for the animals based on the illustrations on each page.

Teaching Point: Reading

I Love Dogs!

Author and Illustrators: Sue Stainton and Bob Staake

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 978-0061170577

# of Pages: 32

Genre: Fiction

Standard: RL.2.4- Describe how words and phrases (eg., regular beats, alliteration, ryhmes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Summary: This fun story tells readers about a young boy who is currently trying to find his new friend (a dog) while in a dog park. Through the various rhymes and alliterations in this story, the students can identify the meaning and mood that the young, excited boy is trying to describe. There are also many fun, brightly colored illustrations in this story that can also help the students understand the amount of excitement that the young boy is trying to portray.

Teaching Point: Reading

If you Give A Dog A Donut

Author: Laura Numeroff. Illustrator: Felicia Bond.

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

ISBN: 978-0060266837

# of Pages: 32

Genre: Fiction

Standard: RL.2.4- Describe how words and phrases (e.g. regular beats, alliterations, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Summary: This fun rhyming story tells the story about what happens if you give a dog a donut. With this story, the students should be able to find the meaning of this story by following the rhythm that the author provides. You can also have students identify the various literary devices that are being used in the story, such as alliterations, in order to show the audience the meaning and theme of the story.

Teaching Point: Reading

DOG

Author: Matthew Van Fleet. Photography: Brian Stanton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 978-1416941378

# of Pages: 20

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RL.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Summary: This book shares information about various breeds of dogs while identifying unique characteristics of each dog breed. For this story, the students can get into groups and create a type of foldable for their classmates that shares the characteristics of their chosen breed. The students can then remember the who, what, how and why of these types of breeds.

Teaching Point: Reading

It's A Sunny Life: An Adventure fit for Rain or shine

Author: Gary Lezak. Illustrator: Rob Peters

Publisher: Ascend Books

ISBN: 978-0996674232

# of Pages: 48

Genre: Non-Fiction

Standard: RL.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what,where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

Summary: This book tells the story about Gary Lezak and his current three dogs, and how he adopted a new fourth dog and how the dog got scared during a storm and ran away. With this story, the students can identify the various characteristics such as who, what, when, where, why and how. The students can even create a diagram identifying the various events of the story and share them with the class.

Teaching Point: Reading

I am the Dog.

This read aloud is great for students as it tells the story of a boy who is wanting to be more like his dog. This is a fun story for students to listen to and compare and contrast the various characteristics of a human and a dog, and how the main character tries compare himself to his dog.

Standard: RL.2.6- Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters.

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