Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 – 6)
This lesson introduces students to W. Bruce Cameron’s novel A Dog’s Way Home. In this lesson, students will research the author, read Chapter 1, and analyze the narrative style of the novel. The narrative of A Dog’s Way Home comes from a unique perspective: that of protagonist Bella the dog. In telling this story through the eyes of a dog, author W. Bruce Cameron gives the reader insights into Bella’s motivations, thoughts, and perspectives of the world around her while also setting up tensions through Bella’s lack of understanding of the human world she comes to inhabit.
Group Activity: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, read Chapter 1 of the novel and discuss the information that has been related. Who are the main characters that have been established? What are the circumstances surrounding these characters as the story...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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