The Summer of Riley: Novel Study

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The Labrador retriever is America's most popular dog breed. With the novel study for The Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting, scholars learn more about the sweet, lovable animal. Additionally, they write quatrain poems, explore foreshadowing and personification, and illustrate storyboards. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite learners to share about their favorite dog breeds
  • Challenge students to use each vocabulary word in an original sentence 
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource does not include the full novel study
  • Provide pupils with dictionaries for a vocabulary exercise
Pros

  • Targets language, reading comprehension, and writing skills
  • Includes a pre-reading question to help readers prepare for the text 
Cons

  • None