Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence

This Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence activity & project also includes:

Are dogs truly a man's best friend? Pupils read a newspaper column by John Grogan about the death of his dog, Marley. Next, they answer text-dependent questions and complete graphic organizers to examine Grogan's feelings about his dog. Scholars wrap up the lesson by writing an explanatory text describing why people have pets. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Show clips from the movie Marley and Me
  • Offer struggling readers a copy of the young reader's version, Marley: A Dog Like No Other
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires highlighters or other tools for marking up the text
Pros

  • Effective organization with guided instructions for lesson implementation 
  • Includes options for differentiation  
Cons

  • None