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The Barking Dog

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Purple (Levels 19-20)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Animals birds and insects, Character education, Neighbourhood, Overcoming obstacles, Pets
  • Genre: Realistic fiction
  • Strategy/Skills: Making Connections, Questioning, Making Inferences, Determining author's purpose
  • Page Count: 12
  • Reading Level: 20
  • Item Code: 200958
  • High Frequency Words: always, around, made, right, why
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1470, ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELT1587, ACELT1589, ACELT1591, ACELY1668, ACELY1669, ACELY1670
Reader Description

Hera is scared of her neighbour's dog, Lexi. When her neighbour has an accident, Hera learns to overcome her fear.

After you have completed the Reader

Imagine you are nervous about meeting a dog you've never met before. Write a list of questions you could ask the dog's owner before you approach it.

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