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Love That Dog
Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
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Slowly Jack learns the pleasures of writing poetry as Miss Stretchberry encourages him to tell his own story through verse. What emerges is a moving and memorable story about a boy and his dog and his growing passion for poetry.
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brittanybooks
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Cute story and quick listen by audiobook. #book12of2022

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brittanybooks
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I got a real kick out of this line

Johanna414 I loved this book! 7mo
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IamIamIam
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A cute, quick listen on my way to work today! Poetry is hard until you find something you really feel passionate about. Jack finds this out, along with the fact that all poems are subjective. Some you feel deep down, some just miss the mark. 💜 #Top100KidLit

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Dana.o
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Mehso-so

I found this series in the library and needed a short read. Finishing this book in one day I would recommend it to poetry lovers but it didn‘t really “strike?” me as a book. I‘m starting the sequel “I Hate That Cat” and I‘ll update you to as how it goes. :)

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bibliobard
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Short little poetry book with a cute story and references to other poets. I liked it a lot. #575PMRChallenge #ChildrensPoetry

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AndreaG
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Oh man...this one made me cry. A sweet, good, quick verse novel read. This is a great book I think would resonate with kiddos, which is probably why my supervising teacher chose it. #lovethatdog

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Emily92Bibliophile
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I know that this isn‘t Book Related, but asking for prayers and thoughts for my family and I. We said goodbye to our Gypsy Rose today. Today we found out she had a fast developing cancer that spread in less than a year and incurable. 14 years she has been my shadow and reading buddy. Today we are grieving heavily for the loss of this sweet and gentle soul.

Eyelit Very sorry for your loss. 💜💜💜 3y
Cinfhen So sorry for your family‘s loss 🐾 3y
maich So sorry for your lost❤ 3y
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TrishB So sorry ❤️ 3y
Scochrane26 I‘m so sorry for your loss. It‘s so hard to lose our companions. I cried so much about my cat, yet rarely cry when people die. A friend told me that our pets love us & want us to be happy after they‘re gone. 3y
Soubhiville My heart is with you. I‘m so sorry. 3y
Crazeedi Gypsy Rose looks like a beautiful soul, my heart breaks💔 for your loss today, you will miss your fur friend forever 3y
Chrissyreadit So sad for you. Pets are family ❤️ 3y
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry to hear this. Sending ❤️❤️. 3y
saresmoore So sorry for your loss. 3y
Emily92Bibliophile @Eyelit @Cinfhen @maich @TrishB @Scochrane26 @Chelsea.Poole @Soubhiville @Crazeedi @Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen @saresmoore Thank you all for your kind and encouraging words. I‘m sorry I haven‘t been able to respond quickly. With hitting the books with SLIS Graduate School, work being overwhelming, and now this, it‘s was a rough week. I‘m so grateful for this Bookish community and you all💙 3y
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keetoncarter
Love That Dog | Sharon Creech

I dont want to
because boys
don't write poetry.

Girls do.

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keetoncarter
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I think that this is such a cute book and it reminds me a lot of my introduction into poetry.

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keetoncarter
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A great introduction to poetry. This book follows a boys process as he learns to enjoy poetry. The structure is constantly changing and it keeps the book engaging. A great read for younger kids.

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Shornet yes sir
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I finish my book :)

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jdiehr
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Ruthiella Adorable!😀 3y
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RaedAlsayed
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I like this book it was good

MrsBabki Thank you for the post. Watch your sentence structure - try to write in complete sentences. 3y
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RaedAlsayed
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I like this book it was good

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hollylynnbee
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I bought this book in the 5th grade after my yellow dog, Sky, passed away. My mom just recently found it. It's nice to have that memory again 🖤🐾

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Peddler410
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Why have I avoided this one for so long?
I loved watching Jack‘s confidence with poetry grow
I loved his responses to the poetry his teacher shared
I loved the inclusion of those poems at the end

#huggable #2019mgnovelinverse

LeslieO I love Love That Dog ❤️❤️ 3y
Dogearedcopy I see what you did there! 😉 3y
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Rambo_Reads
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This was tbe first poetry book I ever got for myself when I was about 12 and I still love it

BookNAround Such a great book. 3y
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InBooksILive
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This is my big furry child(he's usually a LOT furrier, he was shaved down in this picture for summer). His name is Taz aka Tazzy and aka (when he's being stubborn ,which is often lol) Tazmanian. He is a husky/chow. He'll be 7 years old May 28th. I've had him since he was a little fluffball at 8 weeks old.

I really don't know what I'd do without him. He's been there thru some really tough times. I love my boy ❤

#LoveYourPetDay

TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 3y
RainyDayReading Aww cutie! 🖤 3y
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wmaxflowers
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#lae3414sp19 Love That Dog is a (P) children‘s book written by Sharon Creech. This book tells the story about a young student named Jack, who is learning to write poetry. The reader gets to follow along as Jack becomes more comfortable and more enamored with writing poetry. As the story progresses, Jack‘s poetry entries become more revealing and heartfelt, which leads to more than a few interesting moments/stories. This would be a great LC

wmaxflowers I like this lesson provided by Scholastic (https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/love-dog-exten...). UDL 3.2 would work well with this lesson plan, as it allows the students to look for the main ideas in the story. Also, ESOL 44 would be satisfied by this lesson plan. 3y
DrSpalding Wonderful post Max! Excellent resource and you have aligned English learner and universal design principles beautifully. Keep it up! 3y
dayuso1 What a cool idea - introducing students to the value of poetry as the main character becomes more comfortable with it as well! 3y
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cwright
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Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (P, DCF Children‘s Book Award winner) is a favorite of mine that I‘ve kept since childhood and a must-read for everyone. It‘s especially important for students with low self-efficacy to read the story of someone they can relate to finding a creative outlet through writing and learning to embrace it. It‘s for this reason, among others, that I think this book would work best as a SR to promote discussion. #LAE3414sp19

cwright It‘s discussions and poetry studies surrounding this book like the ones in this lesson plan (https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/love-dog-discu...) that got me into writing in the first place, hence the picture. This type of discussion touches on UDL 8.3, 9.1, 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3, and ESOL 2, 6, 11, and 44. 3y
alexandracarpenter Sharon Creech was one of my favorite authors as a child (and probably still is one now) so I was excited to see that this was your Book Boost. This book is an amazing way to get kids into poetry and has a good message. 3y
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emtobiasz
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I was so ready to breeze through this #kidlit reread last night before #homeschoolbookclub, and of course Sharon Creech snuck up on me again and made me tear up 😭 She‘s been doing that to me for 20+ years at this point, you‘d think I‘d expect it by now.

Pictured is one of the concrete poems the kids wrote— this group‘s prompt was “ball” #raisingreaders #librarianlife

Librarianaut That‘s an awesome book... 4y
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emtobiasz
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This evening‘s #homeschoolbookclub prep with Olive (and a very yellow theme) #kidlit #dogsoflitsy

Tanner Awwww, Olive! ❤️🐶 4y
Daisey Love everything about this photo! 4y
Ireadkidlit I love this book! Between this, “I‘m Just No Good at Rhyming...” (by Chris Harris/Lane Smith), good ol‘ easy listening poems from “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” and some others, the Title 1 teacher & I turned a small group of tough 5th grade boys from poetry haters to enthusiasts/practitioners! Worked on the teacher too. It was nearly magical, the turnaround in a 3 week lesson. The world will always need poetry, & beagles 🐶. Oh, and I love YOUR dog! 4y
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Eggs
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GripLitGrl
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TheSpineView Very good attitude to have!🐶 4y
JoScho Love this! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Kdgordon88 💕💕💕 4y
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youngreadrshelf
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Fun book told in poetry form. Teacher keeps assigning poetry to her students, and one named Jack keeps answering her and, eventually, writing some poetry. Seems cathartic for him to tell about his dog. Loved it!

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mgallo1968
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1. Bad Customer Service. 2. Strawberry cake or apple praline pie. 3. Dog - Tinker. 4. Fantasy. 5. ??? #FRIYAYINTRO ❤️❤️❤️

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Cylderram
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I loved this book. As I was reading this for tomorrow‘s class, my dog swung by to see what was up.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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This is Westley! He's 4 years years old, we celebrate his birthday every January 1st (New Years baby).

He's a surprisingly neat dog who refuses to jump in mud muddles and sometimes he even neatly places his treats on my bookcase. He only likes women, we're not sure why. He always feels the need to inspect every shopping bag that enters the apartment. He loves giving kisses, I've never met a more affectionate dog.
#PetsAndPaperbacks @HotMessJess

HotMessJess Aw! What a sweetie! Westley is so dapper!! Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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BucklingBookshelves
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These children‘s novels-in-verse were so good! The perfect quick reads for #24in48 while also hosting my parents. My son mostly just wants to play with Grandma, so I got a little bit of relaxing time. And Mom joined me for a bit on the giant “comfy chair” with her book (that I lent her!) during little man‘s nap too 😊📚❤️

Tamra So fun! 5y
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Librosycafe
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Poignant, and lovely book recommend for 4th graders🐶

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Zelma
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Merry Christmas, littens! We are having a lovely morning watching Christmas movies, drinking coffee, and enjoying our fire. Last night we went to all the bonfires on the Mississippi River, a Cajun Christmas Eve tradition. So much fun! 🔥🔥🔥

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds wonderful! 5y
AmandaL Sounds fun! 5y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I missed the bonfires this year! 5y
JessClark78 Merry Christmas! 5y
MinDea Merry Christmas!!! 5y
MinDea @Zelma, would you feel comfortable giving me your address? Let me know. I'll give you my email if you are. No worries if you aren't comfortable. 5y
Zelma @MinDea absolutely! Will email you today. I am just behind on Litsy posts right now. 😘 5y
MinDea @zelma thank you! You can delete your last post if you'd like to, I just sent you an email😀 5y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐️I took up this book after having about 5 kids every week the past semester ask me if it was in the library, and I sadly had to tell most of them it was checked out. I‘m so glad I read it to see what all the excitement was about- please if you have 10 minutes sit down and read it. It makes me so happy the Sharon Creech‘s Jack series makes my students love poetry so much. Would love to find more books like hers to add to our library.

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KayleeC
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Love that Dog by Sharon Creech is a P book that is great for IR. The story follows Jack, who hate poetry. He believes that only girls would read and write poetry. With the help of his teacher and dog, Sky, Jack discovers how much he likes poetry and the power of writing poetry. This would be a great story for students who are on the fence about poetry. #ucflae3414f17

KayleeC https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/love-dog-exten... this link takes you to extension activities for Love That Dog. The poem collage would be a great activity for ESOL 46, use discovery learning. The shape that poem activity would support UDL 6.2 Support planning and strategy developmen 5y
KayleeC Development* 5y
laurie_jayy Hey kaylee! I love the poem collage idea! And your picture is super cute! 5y
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Juliemorell Love the extension idea, and cute doggy!! 5y
AlexaDP This picture is sooooo cute! The extension activities are awesome and I think they would be perfect for a classroom! 5y
EricaG This sounds like a great book to help encourage students to read and write poetry. And I love the extension idea and the picture! 5y
CaseyL AH! This picture is amazing😍 I never read the book but I‘ve heard of it and I think it sounds really good. The poem collage in the link looks like a really fun activity and I agree that it would be helpful for ELL students. 5y
KayleeC @CaseyL it‘s such a great book! This is actually the book that made me interested in poetry. 5y
DrSpalding ❤️🐕 5y
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DebbieGrillo
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Thanks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for sharing the existence of this quiz!

You have to screenshot it fast!

https://bookriot.com/2017/11/09/quiz-literary-dog?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium... Riot Rundown&utm_term=BookRiot_TheRiotRundown_Sun
And the tagged book is the real one that made me cry the most.

Birdsong28 I got Fang the other day when I did it. 📚📖 5y
rubyslippersreads I got Toto too! 😄 5y
[DELETED] 206653737 I got Toto as well. 5y
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Magpiegem
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Me and the pup are cuddled up for some Sunday night reading and snoozing. Hope you are all having snugly Sundays too ❤️

BethM 😍 5y
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readem_andweep
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An astounding book of poetry about a young boy's hatred-turned-love of poetry. Touching and fun to read! 5/5 stars

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TheBookCorgi
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That time Dylan's mahm asked Sharon Creech to sign LOVE THAT DOG for her fur son. I'm sure Dylan is nothing but grateful. 😅

#ReadingWomenMonth #SignedBooks #TheBookCorgi #LoveTheDog #SharonCreech

elkeOriginal 👏👏👏 5y
hermyknee 😍😍😍 5y
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Deborah42
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Jack's teacher introduces the class to poetry and Jack is not thrilled. Boys don't write poetry, after all. Poetry is for girls.

Gradually, we get to see the world through Jack's eyes in the poems he writes. A quick read that is surprisingly moving.

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DogMomIrene
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@Onlaughterandliteracy I forgot to ask...do you have Love That Dog on your list for literature circles? I've used this story with a variety of middle school students to get them excited about poetry. Kids consistently have loved this heartbreaking tale of a boy and his pup.

Alfoster OMG--your dog is so cute!😍 5y
DogMomIrene @Alfoster Bernie and I both say thank you! 🐶 5y
Alfoster Seriously, I thought it was a stuffed animal at first cause he's so perfect! 5y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk This book... I'm not crying... I'm just remembering with tears... 5y
Lmstraubie Such a cutie! 🐶 5y
Mariposa_Bookworm Is Bernie a Golden Doodle? 5y
Onlaughterandliteracy I do! I actually read this out loud to one of my classes and we did a joint poetry unit with a 3rd grade class. This book tugs at my heart strings ❤❤ 5y
Onlaughterandliteracy Thank you for thinking of me! 5y
DogMomIrene @Mariposa_Bookworm Close🐶 He's a mini-labradoodle. We had met a full-sized labradoodle a few years ago and loved him! When we learned that they come in different sizes, we were thrilled. We live in a condo, so smaller is better for him and us. 5y
DogMomIrene @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Me too...every time! 💚💜 5y
DogMomIrene @Onlaughterandliteracy Oh I bet working with the even littler people was perfect! Creative ideas had to be popping in that room. Yay! 5y
tpixie @ocdIrene adorable puppy 🐶 I've always loved labradors (we used to have one) but I don't want to have dog that sheds anymore, and I'd also like a smaller dog (hence our peekaboo and maltishu). I always thought the perfect dog would be a miniature Labradoodle and they exist! 5y
DogMomIrene @tpixie Shedding was my big issue too. Bernie's only mess is a cute one. He drinks a lot of water. He actually has atypical Addison's Disease, so his Prednisone medication makes him thirsty. He drips a lot, so we get puddles all over the kitchen and carpet into the LR, but it's adorable. 5y
tpixie @ocdIrene cute dog drool!! ❤️🐶❤️. Sorry Bernie has Addison's. - my daughter just is learning about Addison's in her anatomy & physiology class. I've been reading with her a little when she needs a change of learning. And unfortunately this book did not come with an audio version. 5y
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Love That Dog is a sensational poetry book by Sharon Creech. It's a book as told by Jack through poems from his point of view. Jack is shy and held back a bit but with the help of a dog, his teacher, and his imagination, he is able to find his own voice. I thoroughly enjoyed this book filled with a series of poems & Sharon Creech is an amazing author with a plethora of great books which you can find here www.sharoncreech.com/books #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Some compare her writing style to Kwame Alexander, The Crossover. Students need to be exposed to this format. Out of the Dust is written in a similar fashion too! 5y
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#feistyfeb #lovetitles ❤️📚❤️