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Pets
Theme Unit


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     Puppies for Adoptions (Grades 2-3)
     How the Dog Came to Live With Man (Grades 3-4)


Read Clues and Circle the Correct Picture
            Kid Clues "Pets"


Graph Drawing Challenge Puzzle
            Dog Graph Puzzles


Ponder the Picture Comprehension Puzzle
            Ponder the Picture: Pets


What would YOU do?
     To Lease or Not to Lease (Grades 3-6)
     Mom, Can We Keep Him? (Grades 3-6)
     Title: Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Home? (Grades 3-6)
     Where Will Frisky Stay? (Grades 3-6)


Make a Daily Pets Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Pets Activity Lesson Plan Book


Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Taking Care of a Pet (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Gentle Giants (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     The Litter Box (Hi/Lo Grades 2-4)
     Grooming Cats (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     Is My Cat Sick? (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     Taking a Dog to the Vet (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     What Should I Feed My Dog? (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     Dog Training Tips (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     Lost Pet (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     Cold Weather Care (Hi/Lo Grades 3-4)
     Pet Care in the Summer (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Moving With a Pet (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Pet Care in a Disaster (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Death of a Pet (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Exotic Pets (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Dangerous Products for Dogs (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Picking the Right Pet (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Cats and Dogs (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)

Spanish
     Cómo cuidar a una mascota (grades 2-3)
     Cuidados para el frío (grades 3-4)
     Cómo cuidar a tu mascota en verano (grades 3-5)
     Productos peligrosos para los perros (grades 3-5)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Meeting and Greeting a Four-Legged Friend (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     The Pet Rock (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     Sea-Monkeys - One of the World's Smallest Pets (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The World's Largest House Pet? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     Every Pet Needs a Vet (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Cats vs. Dogs (Short Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     Naming Your Pet (Short Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     Life with a Wallaby (Short Reader; Grade 7 Readability)

Spanish
     La vida con un Ualabís (grades 5-7)


Glyphs
        Pet Glyph


Compare and Contrast
        Pet Traits: Compares two small pets (Grades 5-6)

Pet Traits: This compares having a dog with having a pot-bellied pig as a pet. (Grades 4-6)

Kids' Pets in the White House Traits: Compare and contrast two kids' pets in history that lived in the White House. (Grades 3-4)

Author Traits: Compares two authors who loved animals (Grades 3-4)

Pet Traits: Compare and contrast a puppy and a kitten as pets. (Grades 1-2)

White House Kid Traits: Compares three children of presidents (Grades 3-4)

Animal Professional Traits: Compares two professionals whose job is to help animals (Grades 5-6)

Cold-blooded Animal Traits: Compares two cold-blooded animals one could have as pets (Grades 5-6)

Pet Traits: Compares three popular pets (Grades 3-4)

Service Animal Traits: Compares two common service animals (Grades 5-6)

Pet Traits: Compares three popular pets for children (Grades 3-4)

Turtle Traits: Compares two kinds of turtles (Grades 3-4)

Animal Traits: Compares two amphibians (Grades 3-4)

Snake Traits: Compares three types of snakes (Grades 3-4)



Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Wet Pet (Grades K-1)
     The Pet Shop (Grade 1)
     Tommy Gets a Pet (Grades 1-2)
     If I Had... (Grades 1-2)
     The Calli Cat (Grades 1-2)
     My Red Hen (Grades 1-2)
     A New Kitten (Grades 1-2)
     Princess Pancake (Grade 2)
     Pet Day (Grade 2)
     Grooming Leo (Grades 2-3)
     Garon's Gecko (Grades 2-3)
     Tammy's Sunshine (Grades 2-3)
     Puppy in the Road (Grades 2-3)
     Tommy Tortoise Goes on a Trip (Grades 2-3)
     Birds in the House (Grades 2-3)
     Marika's New Puppy (Grades 2-3)
     A Cat Named Yoda (Grades 2-3)
     A Plethora of Pets (Grades 3-4)
     A Horse Named Lady (Grades 3-4)
     Cookie the Diabetic Cat (Grades 3-5)
     A Hound From The Pound (Grades 3-5)
     Molly the Cuttlefish (Grades 4-5)
     The Best Dog (Grades 4-6)
     A Taste for Gold, Part 1 (Grades 4-6)
     A Taste for Gold, Part 2 (Grades 4-6)
     A Taste for Gold, Part 3 (Grades 4-6)
     Meet My Pet Tarantula (Grades 4-6)
     The Best Dog (Grades 4-6)
     Max the Golden Retriever Stays at Paws Palace (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Skunk (Grades 4-6)
     The Lesson of the Sixteen-Hour Pet (Grades 4-6)
     Golden Nemesis, Part 1 (Grades 5-6)
     Golden Nemesis, Part 2 (Grades 5-6)

Non-fiction
     Scully the Guide Dog Helps Scott (Grades 1-3)
     Pick a Perfect Pet (Grades 2-3)
     Too Many Puppies and Kittens! (Grades 2-3)
     The Girl Who Loved Animals (Grades 3-4)
     A Pony in the Elevator and Other Stories of White House Kids (Grades 3-5)
     Many Ways to Help Animals (Grades 4-6)
     Picking a Right Pet (Grades 4-6)
     Pets that Help - Service Animals (Grades 4-6)
     Your Pet's Friend - Your Veterinarian (Grades 4-6)
     Your Pet's Shrink - Animal Behaviorists (Grades 4-6)
     Life with an African Grey Parrot (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Cat (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Chameleon (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Dog (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Ferret (Grades 4-6)
     Life with Frogs and Toads (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Hamster (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Hedgehog (Grades 4-6)
     Hermit Crabs (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Pot-bellied Pig (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Salamander (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Snake (Grades 4-6)
     Life with a Turtle (Grades 4-6)
     Life with Creepy, Crawly Pets (Grades 4-6)
     Setting Up an Aquarium (Grades 4-6)
     Your Health and Your Pets (Grades 4-6)
     Traveling with Your Pet (Grades 4-6)
     Saying Goodbye to a Pet (Grades 4-6)
     Four-Legged Help: Guide Dogs for the Blind (Grades 4-6)
     Don't Litter: Fix Your Pets! (Grades 4-6)
     Llama Love (Grades 4-6)
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs (Grades 5-6)
     Cat Myths (Grades 5-6)
     Animals of Ancient Egypt (Grades 5-6)
     Best Friends Animal Society (Grades 5-6)
     It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Sugar Glider! (Grades 6-8)
     Fuzzy, Fascinating Tarantulas! (Grades 6-8)
     Royal Beginnings: Miniature Horses (Grades 7-9)

Spanish
     Una mascota para Tommy (grades 1-2)
     La princesa Panqueque (grade 2)
     La princesa Panqueque (grade 2)
     ¡Limpiemos a Leo! (grades 2-3)
     Tommy la tortuga sale de viaje (grades 2-3)
     Pájaros en casa (grades 2-3)
     La mejor perra (grades 4-6)
     La mejor perra (grades 4-6)
     Scully, el perro guía, ayuda a Scott (grades 1-3)
     Animales del antiguo Egipto (grades 5-6)

French
     Le nouveau chiot de Marika (grades 2-3)
     Un chat qui s'appelle Yoda (grades 2-3)

German
     Marikas neues Hundebaby (grades 2-3)
     Eine Katze namens Yoda (grades 2-3)


Books
            My Dog and Best Friend (Grades 1-2)
            Beyond Cats and Dogs: Athletes and Their Animals (Grades 2-3)
            Tiffany's Ducklings (Grades 2-4)
            Emma's Eyes (Grades 3-4)
            A Message from Rover (Grades 2-3)
            Pets to the Rescue (Grades 2-3)
            Beyond Sit and Stay: Training Tricks for You and Your Dog (Grades 2-4)
            Bo Obama, the First Dog (Grades 5-6)
            A Message from Fluffy (Reading Level 2; Interest Level 4)
            How to Pamper Your Pooch (Reading Level 2; Interest Level 4)
            Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grades 3-4)
            Tiffany's Foster Puppies (Grades 4-6)
            Star Athletes and Their Pets (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)
            Your Dog's Baffling Behavior (Grades 4-5)
            One Hundred Years of White House Pets (Grades 6-8)
            Veterinarian (Grades 4-6)


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Writing
Replying to Letters


Leveled Books
            Our New Brown Dog
             Puppy Wants to Play - Read and Color (PDF file)
             Tom and His Pet (PDF file)
             The Book of Pets (PDF file)
            Patty at the Pet Store (mini book)
            At the Pet Store (mini book)
            I Like Pets
            A Puppy for Upton
            Sounds of the Pet Store
            A Fish Tale
            My Three Pets
             Dad's Dog (PDF file)
             Kit Kat (PDF file)
             The Little Kitten (PDF file)
        That Cat!

        Honey the Hobby Horse

        Cat and Rat

        Cat, Rat, and the Hat

        Mike’s Wish

        Books About Cats

        A Big Boy

        Kelly's Kitchen

        The King of Kangaroos

        Gabby's Big Egg

        Goose on the Loose

        Tiny Toys

        Poor Peter!



Analogies
             Pets Analogies


Funda-blanks
     I Have a New Pet (grades 1-2)
     Mama Mia (grades 1-2)
     Night Noises (grades 2-3)


Conversations - Foreign Languages
     Salt and Pepper - French and English
     A new pet for Stacey - French and English


Finish the Story
     Lost Dog! (Grades 1-3)
     Finding Pete (Grades 2-4)
     Bring Your Pet to School Day (Grades 2-4)
     Fido Tells His Tale (Grades 2-4)
     A Fat Cat (Grades 2-4)
     Good Newts about Pets (Grades 3-4)
     Harvey (Grades 3-4)
     Hello from Mike (Grades 3-5)
     A Growing Goldfish! (Grades 3-5)
     Here, Kitty, Kitty (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Escape of Harry the Hermit Crab (Grades 3-6)
     Aunt Lou Meets Lily (Grades 4-5)
     The Disappearance of Fuzzy Frank (Grades 4-6)
     Experienced Pet Sitter, Reasonable Rates (Grades 6-8)


Book Units
    Harry the Dirty Dog (Grades K-2)
    Just Me and My Puppy (Grades K-2)
    Madeline in London (Grades K-2)
    Madeline's Rescue (Grades K-2)
    The Night Before the 100th Day of School (Grades K-2)
    Curious George (Grades 1-2)
    Best Friends (Grades 1-3)
    George Washington and the General's Dog (Step Into Reading) (Grades 1-3)
    Henry and Mudge - Puddle Trouble (Grades 1-3)
    Henry and Mudge - The First Book (Grades 1-3)
    Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Grades 1-3)
    Pet Show! (Grades 1-3)
    The Josefina Story Quilt (Grades 1-3)
    Tornado (Grades 1-3)
    Anyone But Me (Katie Kazoo Switcheroo #1) (Grades 1-4)
    The Return of the Killer Cat (Grades 2-3)
    Snot Stew (Grades 2-4)
    The Mystery at the Dog Show (Boxcar Children #35) (Grades 2-4)
    Dogs (Grades 2-5)
    Henry Huggins (Grades 2-5)
    Ribsy (Grades 2-5)
    Ramona and Her Father (Grades 2-6)
    Socks (Grades 2-6)
    Rugby and Rosie (Grades 3-4)
    Silver (Grades 3-4)
    More Perfect than the Moon (Grades 3-5)
    Pick of the Litter (Grades 3-5)
    The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog (Grades 3-5)
    The Summer of Riley (Grades 3-5)
    Wanted...Mud Blossom (Grades 3-5)
    Arthur, For the Very First Time (Grades 3-6)
    Esio Trot (Grades 3-6)
    Henry and Beezus (Grades 3-6)
    Henry and Ribsy (Grades 3-6)
    Martin's Mice (Grades 3-6)
    Rascal (Grades 3-6)
    Babe: The Gallant Pig (Grades 3-7)
    More Adventures of the Great Brain (Grades 3-7)
    The Good Dog (Grades 3-8)
    Because of Winn-Dixie (Grades 4-6)
    How to Steal a Dog (Grades 4-6)
    Owls in the Family (Grades 4-6)
    Shiloh (Grades 4-6)
    Stone Fox (Grades 4-6)
    The Witches (Grades 4-8)
    Where the Red Fern Grows (Grades 5-7)
    Whittington (Grades 5-8)
    White Fang (Grades 6-9)
    Straydog (Grades 6-12)


Activities
            Pet Puzzles
             Pets Activity Pages
            Lost and Found


The Most Different - Pet Activity
            Pick Your Pet


Critical Thinking
Pets SUDOKU Puzzle
   4 by 4 Pets Sudoku
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

4 by 4 Pets Sudoku: Includes Hints (blank boxes have smaller pictures to pick from)
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)

6 by 6 Pets Sudoku
     Easy 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Medium 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

Pets Thinking Puzzle
     Draw a sequence of 3 different pictures (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 3 different pictures (more difficult)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different pictures (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different pictures (more difficult)


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