My dog's only purpose seems to be stealing food, barking at the wind, or sleeping for 12 hours straight, but I ADORE that goofy animal.
And I've got a hunch I'm not alone.... :)
Since we all love our fur-babies (or fur-siblings!) sharing dog stories seems to be a great way to bond.
Cynthia Rylant obviously was aware of this when she wrote her Henry & Mudge series. There's some reading gold! Relatable, funny, easy-reader chapter books about dogs- who wouldn't want to read these?!
(I will be honest. I have glanced through a few Henry & Mudge tales just because they are so darn cute!)
I made a comprehension game for one of my little buddies who was working on answering questions about texts. The goal was just to practice answering basic main idea, character, setting-type questions, and a game seemed like a fun introduction.
The questions are for Henry & Mudge: The First Book. These could be used for a fun guided reading group activity, or print 'em out and use it at home!
You can print this PDF of questions and these "puppy point" tokens.
I think it's self-explanatory, but here's how I used it just in case it helps...
1. Print questions on cardstock & cut apart. Print "puppy points" on cardstock & cut apart.
2. Put questions in a pile & take turns picking a card.
3. For each correctly answered question, take the designated amount of points.
At the end of the game, whoever has the most puppy points wins!