Dog sories for older studen

Dog Stories for Older Students

Dogs are said to be "man's best friend." Considering the amount of literature and writing devoted to these faithful friends, that may very well be true. This reading set is for older students and includes both fiction and nonfiction.

Reading Passages In This Set


1

The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World

Students will read a passage about the Yukon Quest and the difficult nature of the race. Students will then answer questions ab...

520 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

2

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language and Main / Central Idea

3

The Great Race of Mercy

Students will read a passage about sled dogs and the 1925 Great Race of Mercy. Students will then answer questions about the ma...

440 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

4

Good Night, Archie

by RV staff author

Archie is a problem! Students will read a story abou...

502 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Point of View, and Theme

5

Racing Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail

Students will read a passage about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. They will learn about the history of the trail and the bre...

468 Words, 4th-7th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

6

Mushing During the Klondike Gold Rush

Students will read a passage about the role of sled dogs in the late 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. Students will then answer...

419 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

7

Nana the Nanny

by J. M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 1 passage: The novel “Peter Pan” began as a ...

551 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits and Summary

8

A Puppy for Poppy

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When her boy has to go away to college, Poppy is so ...

610 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Figurative Language and Summary