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Lost Dog
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by Michael Garland
Michael Garland, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 9 1/4 x 9 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823434299 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K, PW

CCSS Codes:
RL.K.1-7, 9, 10
L.K.1, 1b, 1d, 1f, 2, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6
RF.K.1-3, 3c, 4
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
W.K.3, 5, 8

About the Book

In this story of an accidental journey turned epic adventure, early readers will delight in all of Pete's stops on the way to visit Grandma.

When Pete sets off for Grandma's house, he runs into bad traffic. He tries a different route, and soon finds himself lost on a woodsy road. "Where is Mutt Street?" he asks a bear. "That way," the bear replies. As Pete follows directions from different animals he meets, he finds himself in the desert, the jungle and even the arctic! By the time Pete finally reaches Mutt Street, he's traveled through all sorts of climates and encountered a multitude of friendly animals. But of course, it was all worth it to see Grandma's smiling face!

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does the cover illustration help you figure out what the story is going to be about? Describe the words and the pictures on the cover of LOST DOG. RL.K-1.1, 4

2. Where is Dog trying to get to? Why? What kind of character is Dog? Explain. RL.K-1.1, 2, 3 / SL.K-1.1

3. What is Dog's problem? How does he solve his problem? List the characters that help Dog along the way. RL.K-1.2, 3

4. Where does Dog get lost? Describe the settings. Draw a picture showing a time that you were lost. RL.K-1.3 / SL.K-1.5

Readers' Guide
LOST DOG: An I Like to Read® Book, Level C
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

Activity Sheets

LOST DOG: An I Like to Read® Book, Level C Activity Sheet
Where Did Pete Go?