Everything you need to understand or teach Old Yeller by Fred Gipson.
In Old Yeller, Gipson skillfully works believable characters into an exciting plot in which wild bulls crash into a family's cabin, a bear nearly kills a young boy, and a wolf attacks a dog.
Even though modern young readers do not tend to have such dramatic adventures, they can easily empathize with Travis Coates, the novel's fourteen-yearold protagonist, as he reacts to these experiences. Like Travis, they may find that their mother relies on them to keep the family together. They too may have a younger sibling who is both endearing and exasperating. They, too, may have to fight fear and sorrow to act courageously.
Old Yeller is also a wonderful book for those who love to read about animals.
Old Yeller, the stray dog Travis and Arliss take in, is an ugly, food-stealing mongrel. He is also intelligent, loyal, and brave. Anyone who has known the special love...
Old Yeller Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: