Grade Levels: 3-5 Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts
As students read The Mutts Diaries, they will select both linguistic and visual evidence from the text showing the appearance, words, and actions of the characters. Students will then analyze character traits of two chosen characters, citing evidence from the text to support their findings. Finally, students will use their character analyses to infer how each of their two chosen characters might respond to a new challenge.
Grade Levels: 3-5 Curriculum Connections: Science, English Language Arts
Students will read The Mutts Winter Diaries and discuss how the characters deal with winter weather. Then, students will discuss and research the ways that animals survive during winter, including hibernation, migration, and adaptation. Finally, students will use creative expression to report on what they learned about animals in winter.