Old Yeller: Novel Study

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Fred Gipson's Old Yeller tells of a stray yellow dog who becomes the best friend a boy could ever have. While reading the novel, learners complete sentences with new vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and create alliterative phrases.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare and contrast living today to the style and methods of life during the story 
  • Study rabies along with causes, signs, treatment, and prevention
Classroom Considerations

  • The end of the story may disturb some students
  • Only provides a preview of the full novel study

  • Requires learners to analyze the unique expressions in the text
  • Addresses the use of foreshadowing 

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