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Job Wanted
by Teresa Bateman
Chris Sheban, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 8 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823433919 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: SECOND | Age: 5 to 8

Themes: Perserverance, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K

CCSS Codes:
RL.2.1-7, 10
L.2.1-4, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5, 5a, 5b
RF.2.3, 3d, 3f, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.3.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2-4, 6
W.3.1, 3, 4, 8, 10

About the Book

An old farm dog proves he can learn plenty of new tricks in this perfect read-aloud.

A sorry-looking hound plods up to a farmer to ask for a job. "Dogs just eat and don't give anything back," the farmer gripes. Most animals would be on their way, but this dog dreams up a plucky plan. Why not try to work alongside the cows? The Farmer is thankful but unmoved. Still undeterred, Dog tries to convince the farmer that he could be a good stand-in for a horse and a chicken. It isn't until Dog shines in a role that only a canine could fill that the farmer is finally won over.


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Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How can you identify the main character in a story? Who is the main character in JOB WANTED? Explain. Create a character web for the dog. RL.2-3.3

2. What does the farmer mean when he says that "dogs just eat and don’t give anything back"? Is that statement true in your opinion? RL.2-3.4 / W.2-3.1

3. How did the dog's actions contribute to the sequence of events in the story? RL.2-3.3

4. What lesson did the dog teach the farmer? Write an apology letter from the farmer to the dog explaining how he was wrong. RL.2-3.1, 3 / W.2-3.4